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Love & Sex

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Plot

When her rather explicit copy is rejected, magazine journalist Kate is asked by her editor to come up with an article on loving relationships instead…

Release Year: 2000

Rating: 6.0/10 (3,819 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director:
Valerie Breiman

Stars: Famke Janssen, Jon Favreau, Noah Emmerich

Storyline
When her rather explicit copy is rejected, magazine journalist Kate is asked by her editor to come up with an article on loving relationships instead, and to do so by the end of the day. This gets Kate thinking back over her own various experiences, and to wondering if she is in much of a position to write on the subject.

Cast:

Famke Janssen

Kate Welles


Jon Favreau

Adam Levy


Noah Emmerich

Eric


Ann Magnuson

Monique Steinbacher


Cheri Oteri

Mary


Josh Hopkins

Joey Santino


Robert Knepper

Gerard Boussard


Vincent Ventresca

Richard Miltner


Kristen Zang

Savannah


David Steinberg

Tiny Man


Elimu Nelson

Jerome Davis


Don Brunner

Police Officer


Yvonne Zima

9-Year-Old Kate


Melissa Fitzgerald

Melanie


Rob Swanson

Rob, Blind Date

Taglines:
Get A Love Life!



Details

Official Website:
Email promotion for Love & Sex (Lions Gate / Americans Dreaming) |
RCV Entertainment (Dutch) |

Release Date: 14 July 2000

Opening Weekend: $58,116
(USA)
(27 August 2000)
(8 Screens)

Gross: $546,287
(USA)
(1 October 2000)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Germany:
(25 fps) (TV version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The autobiographical script took five years to get produced.

Goofs:

Continuity:
When Kate comes home to Adam at their 1 year anniversary day the white doors in the background change from far shots (they are open) to close shots (the are closed).

Quotes:

Adam Levy:
We haven't had sex in awhile.

Kate:
Hm?

Adam Levy:
We haven't had sex in like 3 weeks.

Kate:
Mmmhm.

Adam Levy:
You're not even listening to me.

Kate:
…no, I wasn't

Adam Levy:
I said we haven't had sex in like 3 weeks.

Kate:
Well, maybe its because you clip your toenails in our bed.



User Review

"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage.

Rating: 9/10

"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage.
It may in fact be may favorite.

It is from a decidedly 30 something, as opposed to 20 something, point of
view. There is no question that that helps define its sub-genre, and its
maturity.

I adore (and lust after) Framke Janssen, and deeply respect Jon Favreau. I
was introduced to both by this movie. I have since gone looking for both in
other films — and have been rewarded in that quest.

This film does indeed dispense with the sex wars stereotypes of the moment
and deal with two individual characters. At the same time, neither is the
polar opposite of the sex stereotype (which might itself actually be a play
off of the expected). Framke is a semi-promiscuous, very sexy but also "too
tall", somewhat depressive and quirky woman. Favreau is not very good
looking (which women, especially more intelligent and more experienced women
tend to not care so much about), intense, highly intelligent, and if
anything too oriented towards early commitment. At the same time he seems
to have a very strong and experimental sex drive. All in all, he is in many
ways what elite level late 90's women say (at any rate) they want the most
in men.

But Jon develops a problem. Though he fights against it, he is in fact life
experience jealous of Framke's 13 (as I remember) against his (rather
amazing 3). (Both are very suppressed numbers, if you ask me.) He stays
with women he sleeps with for six years. She hasn't had a relationship that
lasted longer than six weeks, other than her high school French teacher
(with a vanishingly small d**k). So one thing leads to another and they
separate in a most friendly and civilized manner. Only to….

It is the detailed and very honest character development which makes this
movie — what it is all about. In fact it is a very "French" American
romantic comedy — set within a quintessentially American
idiom.

I'd love to see many more like this.