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Down to You (2000)



Critic Consensus: Down to You is ruined by a bland, by-the-numbers plot and an awful script.

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This Big Apple-based romantic comedy charts the tumultuous relationship between liberal arts student and budding chef Al (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and his first girlfriend, Imogen (Julia Stiles), a self-possessed freshman who wants to become an artist. After meeting in a bar, the pair jump into a giddy, passionate affair that's grown-up enough to include face time between the young lovers and Al's DJ mom and TV-chef dad (Henry Winkler). After a summer abroad, however, Imogen feels like the relationship is robbing her of her youth, and the couple must struggle with romantic and domestic growing pains. Meanwhile, their wacky friends -- who include porn stars (Selma Blair and Zak Orth), stoners (Rosario Dawson), a mullet-haired lunkhead (Shawn Hatosy), and a Jim Morrison look-alike named Jim Morrison (Ashton Kutcher) -- provide laughs, advice, and sexual temptation. The debut film from writer/director Kris Isacsson, the teen-themed Down to You marked a change of pace for normally grown-up Miramax Films. In addition to a slew of recent rock and pop, the film prominently features music from such downtown New York fixtures of the past decade as Deee-Lite ("Groove is in the Heart") and Cibo Matto ("Moonchild").

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Freddie Prinze Jr.
as Alfred `Al' Connelly
Shawn Hatosy
as Eddie Hicks
Ashton Kutcher
as Jim Morrison
Henry Winkler
as Chef Ray Connelly
Zak Orth
as Monk Jablonski
Susan Blommaert
as Psychologist
Lucie Arnaz
as Judy Connelly
Lauren German
as Young Woman
Zay Harding
as Young Man
Amanda Barfield
as Faith Keenan
Chloe Hunter
as Megan Brodski
Granger Green
as Haley Heller
Jed Rhein
as Gabe Stiano
Joseff Stevenson
as Ted McGurran
Elizabeth Levin
as Carbs Girl
Robin Nance
as Daddy's Girl
Mary Wigmore
as Pearly Whites
Caroline Ambrose
as Kissing Babe - Woman
Adam Carolla
as `The Man Show' Host
Jimmy Kimmel
as `The Man Show' Host
Jason M. Bailey
as Angry Audience Member
Chris Desmond
as Man With Emma
Susan J. Blommaert
as Psychologist
Julian Caiazzo
as Young Al (age 5)
Jerry Carreccio
as Young Al (age 10)
Chloe Beardman
as Young Imogen (age 11)
Frank Wood
as Doctor
Joanna Adler
as Piercing Woman
Mimi Langeland
as Mimi Langeland
Elizabeth Page
as Stage Manager
Mark Blum
as The Interviewer
David Logan
as Suburban Husband
Joanna Myers
as Suburban Wife
Richard Galella
as SWAT Team
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Critic Reviews for Down to You

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (23)

It's like watching the dreckiest of teen puppy courtships trying to pass itself off as 'Annie Hall.

September 7, 2011 | Rating: F

Weak and often inappropriate romantic comedy.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all reasonably pleasant to watch, but Isacsson doesn't seem to know what to do with the story once Al and Imogen fall in love.

July 7, 2009 | Full Review…

[A] relentlessly adolescent romantic comedy.

April 7, 2009 | Full Review…

Al (Prinze) and Imogen (Stiles) are 19-year-olds tackling New York college life. The course of their relationship is charted in numbing detail and interspersed with the antics of their quirky friends.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Director Kris Isacsson] tries to bring a little enterprise to the inevitable scenes of bickering and moody silence, but by now the vitalising tactics seem out of place.

December 2, 2002

Audience Reviews for Down to You

Patchy but cute. Some of the story and acting, particularly from the supporting cast, is painfully hammy and nearly puts this in b grade hell. However, Julia Stiles and Freddie Prinz Jnr are both so sweet in this it kind of balances out. It's not a great movie or a must see, but for anyone who liked all the 90's teen films, this is enjoyable enough.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


bland, stiles continued employment baffles me.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Julia Stiles at her chick-flick best....It's good, not great.

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

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