Love & Sex (2000)



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

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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 unexpected pregnancy, and the inevitable breakup because Adam felt trapped. Devastated by Adam's sudden defection, Kate goes on a dating spree and manages to drive him crazy by going out with handsome yet shallow video star Joey Santino (Josh Hopkins). Meanwhile, Adam grows increasingly obsessed with Kate's private life. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
Comedy , Romance
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Famke Janssen
as Kate Welles
Jon Favreau
as Adam Levy
Ann Magnuson
as Ms. Steinbacher
Josh Hopkins
as Joey Santino
Kristen Zang
as Savannah
Elimu Nelson
as Jerome Davis
Don Brunner
as Police Officer
Yvonne Zima
as 9-Year-Old Kate
Rob Swanson
as Blind Date
Will Rothhaar
as 9-Year-Old Bobby
Angela Marsden
as Peaches
Nicolette Little
as 6-Year-Old Michelle
David Schwimmer
as Jehovah's Witness (uncredited)
David Steinberg
as Tiny Man
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Critic Reviews for Love & Sex

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (12)

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Full Review… | April 26, 2007
New York Observer
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | August 9, 2001
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June 5, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Janssen and Favreau provide enjoyably consoling company for those still dating their way through life.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
New York Times
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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.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer


A fantastic love story between 2 quirky characters. There are alot of laughs in this film...people wish for relationships as cool as this one!

Keysha H
Keysha H

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