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Barbara Novak hits new York City with her new book DOWN WITH LOVE and becomes the target of ace journalist Catcher "Catch" Block, ladies' man / man's man/ man about town, who is determined to take her down.
PROFANITY: One miscellaneous profanity. SEX/NUDITY: None, but lots of veiled sex talk. VIOLENCE: Punches and slaps for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco use. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Nonstop comic banter, mostly of a suggestive nature.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some fairly mixed opinions, but most enjoyed Down With Love very much. About a third didn't care for it, which is pretty high. Only a very few truly disliked it.
Chances are good that most of you will enjoy Down With Love, but I recommend that you read the detailed content before deciding to see it. There were quite a few negative comments. Most had to do with the sexual innuendos.
Also, this is not your typical romantic comedy. The story is told in an exaggerated, cute, fluffy style. It's almost like a musical where they tie the story to the beat of the music, but it doesn't have any musical/dance scenes. It's really hard to explain. If you tend to enjoy somewhat unusual styles of movies then you will probably enjoy Down With Love.
One final note. There isn't a great deal of humor in Down With Love. It has several funny scenes, but overall it's pretty shy of humor. It's still a cute romantic comedy, albeit an unusual one.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
Barbara Novak (Renee Zellweger) hits new York City with her new book DOWN
WITH LOVE, a pre-feminist manifesto on saying "no" to love and
"yes" to career, empowerment - and sex. As Barbara's revolutionary
tome rockets to the top of the best-seller charts, she becomes the target of ace
journalist Catcher "Catch" Block (Ewan McGregor), ladies' man / man's
man/ man about town, who is determined to take her down.
Catch's best friend and boss, the neurotic and lovesick Peter McMannus (David
Hyde Pierce), tries to rein in his star writer, while haplessly pursuing the
object of his affections, Vikki Hiller (Sarah Paulson), Barbara's brilliant and
feisty editor. Vikki plays tough in a man's world, which includes her old-style
chauvinist boss, Theodore Banner (Tony Randall).