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Plot: In 1962 New York City, love blossoms between a playboy journalist and a feminist advice author.
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An underrated gem – glowing pastiche with a post-feminist twist
I’m surprised to read so many user comments which indicate that Down With Love received some critical acclaim – I recall a very different response, where critics seemed hugely and almost unanimously underwhelmed (maybe this was a UK response?) and consequently, I wasn’t expecting too much. This only enhanced my enjoyment – what an underrated gem this movie is!!
I rarely like Zellwegger, but here she was pertly perfect, and McGregor was simply fabulous – dashing, charismatic, loathsome, even vulnerable, especially when he occasionally slips from his duplicitous fake self (when he notices a lash on her cheek, for example), and always delivers his lines with exquisite (and surprising) comic timing. The support cast were also excellent, especially Hyde Pierce, although he was not a 100 miles from his decade-long stint as Niles Crane.
The set, costumes, production design and cinematography were also outstanding in this movie, evoking the brashly-coloured, kitsch, fluffy-light ambiance which pervades the early 1960s New York screwball romance movie genre, but the snippy script and slick direction removed this pastiche away from its potential as mere enchanting, screwball fable to a witty, post-feminist send-up of this Hudson/Day romcom genre – and indeed, the battle of the sexes. To its credit, Down With Love doesn’t collapse completely into mawkish sentimentality with Novak (Zellwegger) suddenly capitulating into the cult of domesticity, tamed by her man, which is often the fate of modern post-feminist heroines – instead, the couple compromise, and we can be sure that she won’t be confined to the suburban purgatory she comes to dread.
In all, a fun, fab and brilliantly executed movie, which has been clearly (re)created with due love for the genre it so skillfully parodies, yet in the light of postmodern sensibilities by adding a much-needed post-feminist twist.
Barbara Novak, Down With Love Girl, and Catcher Block, Man’s Man, Man About Town, playing battle of the sexes in an explosive sex comedy with a surprising twist!
This has got to be one of the best films I have seen recently. It took me two goes at watching it though as the first time, I didn’t know what was going on. The two leads, Ewan McGregor and Rene Zelwegger were excellent. There was a lot of chemistry going on! In fact, this is one of her better films. The comedy timing was spot on. And in fact, this isn’t a romantic comedy at all. It is a sex comedy in the style of Doris Day/Rock Hudson battle of the sexes. You know they will end up together but you don’t know how. The two supporting characters, Vicky and Peter had me in stitches. And when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s a musical number on the titles. You can actually see it full screen on DVD. Usually I can figure out what twist is where in a film like this but I never saw the twist towards the end coming in a month of Sundays but it is fun to watch it again to see how we get there.
In fact, the director of the film directed Bring It On (cheerleader film) which is also excellent, highly recommended.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Peyton Reed
Writer Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce
Country USA, Germany
Awards 4 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, Kodak Vision 200T 5274, Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm