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Down to You

Down to You (2000)

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3

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 59
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 57

Down to You is ruined by a bland, by-the-numbers plot and an awful script.

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Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 17

Down to You is ruined by a bland, by-the-numbers plot and an awful script.

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 51,331

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Movie Info

This Big Apple-based romantic comedy charts the tumultuous relationship between liberal arts student and budding chef Al (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his first girlfriend, Imogen (Julia Stiles), a self-possessed freshman who wants to become an artist. After meeting in a bar, the pair jump into a giddy, passionate affair that's grown-up enough to include face time between the young lovers and Al's DJ mom and TV-chef dad (Henry Winkler). After a summer abroad, however, Imogen feels like the

PG-13,

Comedy, Romance

Kris Isacsson

Jul 11, 2000

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All Critics (61) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (57) | DVD (5)

It's like watching the dreckiest of teen puppy courtships trying to pass itself off as 'Annie Hall.

September 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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It's all reasonably pleasant to watch, but Isacsson doesn't seem to know what to do with the story once Al and Imogen fall in love.

July 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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[A] relentlessly adolescent romantic comedy.

April 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
Chicago Reader
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Al (Prinze) and Imogen (Stiles) are 19-year-olds tackling New York college life. The course of their relationship is charted in numbing detail and interspersed with the antics of their quirky friends.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Belongs to that other kind of American teen comedy... movies of crushes and wagers and sex jokes, with patchwork plots and a standby army of eccentric comic sidekicks.

March 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Doesn't summon up quite enough quirky personality to maintain its momentum through the final act.

January 1, 2000
Film.com
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Weak and often inappropriate romantic comedy.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Both Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinze Jr. deserve better.

September 8, 2009 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

It's hard to determine exactly where I gave up on Down to You, but I'm pretty sure it was right after the opening credits.

February 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

[Director Kris Isacsson] tries to bring a little enterprise to the inevitable scenes of bickering and moody silence, but by now the vitalising tactics seem out of place.

December 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Julia Stiles is fetching, but no surprises rain on the limpid parade of familiar post-adolescent love.

August 4, 2002
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

a mostly bitter, sometimes downright grim fairy tale in which Cinderella becomes a stoner and Prince Charming winds up getting his stomach pumped.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

When the lovers finally do find a reason to fight, the film takes a turn into hand-wringing melodrama from which it never recovers.

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

The script, which simply doesn't work at all, and reduces the characters to lumpen, uninteresting blobs, despite the handsome cast.

December 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

A disappointment.

October 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Aimless and weird- like looking at a beautiful two dimensional picture postcard - but from the edge.

July 9, 2001 Full Review

Cinta con severas deficiencias y falta de ingredientes, siendo el principal de ellos la falta de corazón

March 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

Made me tired of being a teenager.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

The only way to stop the cinematic juggernaut known as the teen romantic comedy is for the target audience to come to its senses and stop supporting the darn things.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Listless and sporadic.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

Audience Reviews for Down to You

bland, stiles continued employment baffles me.
July 15, 2007
jjnxn
jay nixon

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Julia Stiles at her chick-flick best....It's good, not great.
June 22, 2007
flutieman07

Super Reviewer

A quite okay romantic-comedy, but bit ridiculous.
November 29, 2006
deano
Dean McKenna

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