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Story

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

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby

Cast

Renee ZellwegerBarbara Novak
Ewan McGregorCatcher Block
Sarah PaulsonVikki Hiller
David Hyde PiercePeter MacMannus
Rachel DratchGladys
Jack PlotnickMaurice
Tony RandallTheodore Banner
John AylwardE.G.
Warren MunsonC.B.
Matt RossJ.B.
Michael EnsignJ.R.
Timothy OmundsonR.J.
Jeri RyanGwendolyn
Ivana MilicevicYvette
Melissa GeorgeElkie
Dorie BartonSally
Chris ParnellTV Emcee
Jude CiccolellaPrivate Eye

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Producer: Fox
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 16, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12A
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 7, 2003
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