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Head Over Heels (2001)

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10

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 89
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 80

Head Over Heels is being blasted by critics as a huge mess. The plot and jokes are idiotic, while the toilet humor is gratuitous and more gross than funny.

14

Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 25

Head Over Heels is being blasted by critics as a huge mess. The plot and jokes are idiotic, while the toilet humor is gratuitous and more gross than funny.

audience

57

liked it
Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 46,887

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Movie Info

A female art restorer shares an apartment with four fashion models and spends her time peering out through their rear window. In the building across the way, she sees the man of her dreams murder someone, but she finds an odd attraction towards him.

Jul 31, 2001

$9.9M

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The best jokes are on the models and the men who pursue them, and Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah O'Hare, and Tomiko Fraser -- the real models who play Potter's roommates --are very good sports.

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Head Over Heels may bear some superficial resemblance to a movie, but don't be fooled -- it's really just a marketing strategy, a loose assemblage of components each pitched to a particular demographic.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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[Teens] deserve decent movies, but instead they get glop like Head Over Heels. There ought to be a law.

February 16, 2001
Miami Herald
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Kerplunkingly unfunny and -- despite Potter's Julia Roberts-ish smile and ditz shtick -- charmless.

February 16, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
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All that's lacking is anything remotely resembling wit or style.

February 16, 2001
Detroit Free Press
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If you are 17, there are worse date movies.

February 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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Romance, pratfalls, grossout jokes in lame comedy.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The screenwriters' desperation is palpable at times.

May 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Blather
Film Blather

[It] just gets dumber and dumber.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Head Over Heels isn't exactly terrible - it's just completely uninspired.

April 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The girls decide to conduct their own wacky investigation, with consequences that are at best negligibly humorous.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

When your script calls for a suave, mysterious leading man and the best you can come up with is the bubble-bright Freddie Prinze, Jr., it's time to do some serious recasting.

June 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Between the ridiculous stereotypes and "stupid model" jokes, the comedy in Head Over Heels stands up. The romance, on the other hand, simmers but never really boils.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

This is no Oscar nominee, but it's a sweet, funny, refreshingly different movie about models, a woman & the guy she loves, who may or may not be a murderer. Hee!

October 30, 2001 Full Review

When anyone's not delivering the groaners that pass for zingers, someone bumps into something and has a 'hilarious' pratfall.

October 11, 2001 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

For all their charm, even they can't salvage the clunker outfitting them.

June 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A bright and breezy start goes nowhere in this ultimately miserable attempt to mix murder, mirth and romance.

June 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Lo más recomendable es que la tomen como una de las últimas opciones o que de plano vayan y renten algún buen video.

May 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

Rent Rear Window instead.

April 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Movieline
Movieline

I flipped for it.

April 8, 2001 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
3BlackChicks Review

Gets overly contrived and tiresome, a bad imitation of an old screwball comedy.

March 5, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A shallow dud.

February 16, 2001
Contra Costa Times

So synthetic and sticky that I kept picturing its frames printed on strips of fruit roll-ups.

February 16, 2001
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Head Over Heels

Monica Potter as a single girl and her four beautiful models as roomies are really hilarious by solving the mystery of the man of single girl's dreams who committing a cold-blooded crime after she was spying on him.
December 10, 2006
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It's an average romantic comedy movie and also a farce and a screwball comedy. Monica Potter and Freddie Prinze Jr. had good on-screen chemistry. But, unfortunately for Freddie Prinze Jr., while he was good, it was the females, in this movie that stole the show. Monica Potter is wonderful, the models are goofy yet so likable. The plot is okay but takes a long time to develop. This movie has a great ending.
September 7, 2008
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