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Down with Love
ID:
2003
Comments:
Director: Peyton Reed
Screenplay: Dennis Drake
Producer: Arnon Milchan, Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Paddy Cullen
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 101
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Features:
Studio:  20th Century Fox DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Oct 2003 Discs:  1 (DVD) []
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Reviews:  The bright, glossy world of Doris Day and Rock Hudson sex comedies gets a self-aware brush-up in "Down with Love". Pillow-lipped Renée Zellweger ("Chicago") plays Barbara Novak, the author of a bestselling book called "Down with Love" that advises women to focus on their careers and have sex "à la carte"--just like a man would. Determined to prove that Novak is just as vulnerable to love as any woman, dashingly chauvinist magazine writer Catcher Block (ever-charming Ewan McGregor, "Moulin Rouge") pretends to be a courtly astronaut who wouldn't dream of putting his hand on a woman's knee. This piffle of a story seems like nothing more than an excuse for ironic double-entendres and dazzling production design, until a sneaky plot twist suddenly raises the stakes for the movie's end. As he always does, the brilliant David Hyde Pierce ("Frasier") scores the most comic points as Block's fussy editor. "--Bret Fetzer"


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