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Down With Love (2003)



Critic Consensus: Looks great, but Zellweger and McGregor have no chemistry together, and the self-satisfied, knowing tone grates.

Movie Info

A post-modern sex comedy set in the early 1960s centering upon a love affair between a best-selling advice author and a hotshot journalist/playboy.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual humor and dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 7, 2003
Box Office: $20.2M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Renée Zellweger
as Barbara Novak
Ewan McGregor
as Catcher Block
David Hyde Pierce
as Peter MacMannus
Sarah Paulson
as Vicki Hiller
Tony Randall
as Theodore Banner
Jeri Ryan
as Gwendolyn
Laura Kightlinger
as Receptionist
Chris Parnell
as TV Emcee
Robert Katims
as Dry Cleaner
Florence Stanley
as Dry Cleaner's Wife
as Beatnik
Lynn Collins
as Beatnik Girl
David Doty
as Doorman
Jude Ciccolella
as Private Eye
Will Jordan
as Ed Sullivan
Brad Hanson
as Johnny Trementus
Zachary Quinto
as Angry Beatnik
Beth LaMure
as CBS Switchboard Oper...
Christie Cronenweth
as CBS Switchboard Oper...
Megan Denton
as Astronette No. 1
Melanie Lewis
as Astronette No. 2
Sybil Azur
as Astronette No. 3
Joanna Collins
as Astronette No. 4
Sandra C. McCoy
as Astronette No. 5
Sarah Christine Smit...
as Astronette No. 6
Norman Fessler
as Photographer
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News & Interviews for Down With Love

Critic Reviews for Down With Love

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (44)

a desperate wish to return to a world before Vietnam, Internet pornography and 9/11

Full Review… | January 12, 2016
Fat Guys at the Movies

Hilarious spoof on '60s comedies for mature 14+.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Director Peyton Reed keeps this fizzy comedy in an alluringly goofy tizzy from start to finish. This is undoubtedly the skillful battle-of-the-sexes laugher Rock Hudson and Doris Day would have made were they able to naughtily quip about bitches and hose.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010

While the movie definitely has tongue lodged firmly in its postmodern cheek, every detail looks and feels authentic.

Full Review… | January 9, 2010

Takes a creative concept and never knows how to handle it with a less than top-notch script and terrible delivery.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Zellweger and McGregor have only their dimpled cuteness to get them through this movie, which you sense, at least from their mugging, that they believe is enough. It isn't.

Full Review… | August 5, 2007
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Audience Reviews for Down With Love

Oh my god Renee was so obnoxious my respect for her plummeted to Nathaniel Rogers levels. The one redeeming quality of this film was Ewan McGregor. He was seriously sexy.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Ewan McGregor was marvelous ,as always!

Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

I enjoy this film way more than any straight man should.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Down With Love Quotes

Catcher Block: You see Lola shakes her maracas, and Rosa bounces her bongos, while Nina is all hands-120 words per minute.
– Submitted by Christian B (3 years ago)
Catcher Block: What is it about the workplace that women just can't seem to handle?
– Submitted by Christian B (3 years ago)

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