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Love & Sex (2000)

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48

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 48
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 25

Famke Janssen's charm fails to rescue the movie from a dull screenplay.

50

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 6

Famke Janssen's charm fails to rescue the movie from a dull screenplay.

audience

76

liked it
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 7,468

My Rating

Movie Info

Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen star in this slick indie film about love, romance, and jealousy. Kate (Janssen) almost gets fired from her posh magazine job when she submits an overly graphic, overly personal article on oral sex. As she rewrites her piece, she reminisces on her past flames, particularly on her most serious relationship -- with Adam (Favreau), a fast-talking, very neurotic painter. The film traces their romance from their initial heady meeting, to moving in together, to an

R,

Comedy, Romance

Valerie Breiman

Jan 30, 2001

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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (25) | DVD (3)

It's tough to watch immediately likable actors endure such a mercilessly dull screenplay.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: CNN.com
CNN.com
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This one tastes like a sour apple I had on a blind date many eons ago.

February 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

By no means a great film, but a zippy little comedy with a lively pace and a nice supply of laughs -- and occasional moments of genuine feeling.

September 9, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This romantic comedy presents a sassy overview of sexual politics where men and women expect so much of each other.

March 16, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A simple, pleasing romantic comedy with a sharp tongue and a soft heart.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

An insufferably dull retracing of romantic comedy's steps, with none of the relationship insight or genuine humanness that can make the formula such a joyful one to follow.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The strengths of the screenplay don't translate to the screen. Well-written one-liners lie dead, killed by the lax timing. Everyone tries so hard to be ingratiating and witty that the charm curdles into smarm.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

Already burdened by Kate's clichéd voice-over observations, the movie eventually sinks beneath the weight of Kate and Adam's utter charmlessness, a huge liability in bickering romantic-comedy couples.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Wait until it hits cable.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

Scenes seem designed more for cuteness than believability. And never is the chemistry between Adam and Kate genuine, which is the kiss of death for a romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Love & Sex is capable of making even the most cynical Gen-Xer watch with an involuntary smile.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: IFilm
IFilm

Aren't Annie Hall calibre, but they are remarkably more recognizably human than what passes for most movie romantic comedy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Like love and sex, this film is pretty hard to resist.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

Refreshing depiction of today's dating game does for single women what Swingers did for single men.

January 1, 2000
Reel.com

Audience Reviews for Love & Sex

Yeah, I'll admit it, I liked this. At first glance it looks like another chick flick, but John Favreau totally turned it into a great comedy. It was totally worth seeing the movie just for his comedic timing. Oh, and this guy in it does just about the most hilariously bad Robert DeNiro impressions i've ever seen.
November 18, 2009
ythelastman89

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly well made, and a double surprising good cast of the two leads, instead of the usual flat boring actors this movies usually have (Richard Gere, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, etc etc) Jon Favreau makes up for a very convicing average joe type of character, and Famke Janssen can actually act, she just happens to pick shitty roles in shitty movies. I guess those pay more than movies like this one.

Also, this gives some hope to any average guy out there that maybe, just maybe, getting a piece of ass like Famke Janssen is not imposible....Nah, it is impossible, better stop dreaming.
January 27, 2008
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Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

I cheese sandwich this movie
May 7, 2007
kenstachnik

Super Reviewer

    1. Adam Levy: Don't poke the bear in the zoo.
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