Love & Sex

July 14th, 2000







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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:  | 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.









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