Head Over HeelsFebruary 2, 2001
A young woman is attracted to a man despite her thinking she's seen him kill someone.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 4.9/10 (7,624 voted)
Critic's Score: 27/100
Stars: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Shalom Harlow
Amanda Pierce is from Iowa and works as a restorer of Renaissance paintings for the New York Metropolitan Museum. She has just finished another frustrating relationship, when she found her boy-friend with a model on her bed. She decides to move and share a flat with four stupid but nice super-models. She meets Jim Winston, who lives in front of her window. She falls in love with him. One day, she sees Jim killing a woman – Megan O'Brien – through her window and Amanda and her four roommates decide to investigate what really happened.
Writers: John J. Strauss, Ed Decter
Freddie Prinze Jr.
(as Sarah O'Hare)
10 Year-Old Amanda
17 Year-Old Amanda
How does it feel to fall head over heels?
Universal Pictures |
Release Date: 2 February 2001
Filming Locations: Bryant Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,804,595
(4 February 2001)
(4 March 2001)
Did You Know?
Amanda's character has symptoms of Stendhal Syndrome, a condition where seeing a beautiful piece of art or something particularly pleasing to the eye can cause symptoms including dizziness and fainting.
When Amanda moves into the apartment, Jade, Roxanna, Holly and Candi run up to her to convince her to lend Jade her top. All four models are topless, but by the time that they get to the front door, they all have their tops on, and their new tops are different from the ones they were trying on before.
Oh. You borrowed my panties again.
Cute movie, for someone in the mood for slapstick, physical comedy.
I predicted the "critics" would review this film poorly, and I was right. If
I were a professional (paid) critic, I'd feel obligated too. But as a fun
film to watch for sheer entertainment, my wife and I thought it was a hoot.
The plot isn't terribly important, but it involves an FBI agent (Prinze)
trying to solve a diamond smuggling crime ring while falling for a pretty
art restorer (Potter). It would be a very straight and un-funny film without
the four models!!
Potter's character needs a new place when she finds her boyfriend cheating
on her, so finds what amounts to a large closet with a window for rent at
$500 a month ("cash, please, if you can") in a luxury apartment that is
given to four models. They like to rent out the "extra room" for a little
spending money. But these models are funny, say the darndest things, fall
over things, into things, and generally make the slapstick part of the film
work. Along with a Great Dane that runs and knocks Potter down every time he
sees her – except the last time!
None of the acting is great, but it is all OK. The dialog is snappy and
funny most of the time. Film fans who enjoy "Dumb and Dumber", "Happy
Gilmore", and "High Heels and Low Lifes" would probably also enjoy "Head
Over Heels." I rate it "7" of 10 for sheer fun.