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Down With Love (2003)



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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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
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 (180) | Top Critics (48)

It left me so giddy I watched it twice.

May 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Hilarious spoof on '60s comedies for mature 14+.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If only the script was better this would be one of the great pleasures of the summer. Unfortunately, as it is onscreen, it's only a great missed opportunity. What a shame.

June 19, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

May 23, 2003 | Full Review…

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

May 23, 2003 | Full Review…

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.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…

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


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

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