Down With Love (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Down With Love (2003)

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

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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.

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Cast

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
Turtle
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 Operator No. 1
Christie Cronenweth
as CBS Switchboard Operator No. 2
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 Smith
as Astronette No. 6
Norman Fessler
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Down With Love

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (41)

I think it compares favorably with Pillow Talk and Lover Come Back in its well-timed gags and verbal dexterity.

Full Review… | May 23, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

After 10 minutes of getting poked in the ribs with every shot, I thought, 'Is it going to be like this for 90 minutes?'

Full Review… | May 23, 2003
Slate
Top Critic

We want to love it, but like a Rock Hudson rake, we keep finding fault in its allure. We want to hate it, but like Doris Day, we finally can't say no.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

I love this film.

May 19, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

This pitch-perfect imitation of a Rock Hudson-Doris Day nonsex comedy features Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and a passel of visual delights. But why should we care?

Full Review… | May 17, 2003
Salon.com
Top Critic

It's a cute premise, and several co-stars help keep the fun going for a while.

Full Review… | May 16, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

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
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

½

Ewan McGregor was marvelous ,as always!

Eliza Norton
Eliza Norton

Super Reviewer

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

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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