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Down With Love Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Jeff Cronenweth did the lovely cinematography. It's the only element that improves on the original material.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Dragging on too long is a more serious flaw in a romantic comedy than it might be in a complex drama. We don't ask much of a movie like this, but we do require it to be snappy, clever and quick.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Light, funny, and clever.

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  • 75

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    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Could have used more of the shimmering elegance of the Day-Hudson comedies. Those movies had a true sparkle. This one's a likable piece of costume jewelry.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    No better or worse than the movies that inspired it, but that is a compliment, I think.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has a good deal of sexual innuendo and double entendres, including an extended split-screen sequence that makes it appear that the characters are engaging in a number of sexual acts. There is brief strong language. Characters drink and smoke as evidence of sophistication. Equality of women is a humorous theme of the movie. As in the 1960s movies it salutes, all characters are white.

  • Families can talk about whether a similar plot could work in a movie set in current times.

The good stuff
  • message true2

    Messages: Equality of women a comic theme of the movie.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Not an issue

  • sex false3

    Sex: Constant sexual references and situations including apparent sexual encounters.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language, many double entendres.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking as emblems of sophistication.