Down to You
Deborah Shanahan | Chicago | 05/14/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was very lame. I bought it because henry Winkler was in it. he is not in it very much, and the other Freddie Prince, Jr. and Julia Stiles ruined the movie with their bad acting, and nonattractiveness. Henry was good."
I'm pretty down with this one...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 03/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Everyone I know who has seen this tells me I'm kind of stupid for liking it, but I can't help it. I mean, I actually think it was one of the better romantic comedies (teen oriented of course) of the early 00's. Remember when Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles were famous? I do to, and I kind of miss that (well, I miss Stiles, not Prinze Jr.).
I actually think that this movie is somewhat unique. Told from multiple angles by having both Stiles and Prinze Jr.'s characters narrate, the film is far more colorful than most in this genre. I'm still baffled that this made so many `Worst of the Decade' lists. I mean, this is no where near as bad as some of the dreck that comes out of Hollywood. Narrating their college romance, Prinze Jr. and Stiles play Al and Imogen, two very different yet very compatible (opposites do attract) `pretty people'.
I don't understand those who say that there is no plot. The plot is the relationship, nothing more nothing less.
I think that, while corny at times, the script is fun and fresh and isn't something you see in every film of this nature. Both Stiles and Prinze Jr. are charismatic and they have fun with each other and with the scenes. They aren't the only ones having fun here. The entire cast does well here. Sure, it doesn't always come together as crisply as one may want (yes, I know that some scenes leave questions unanswered) but in the end it doesn't really seem to matter too much.
And I loved the ending.
But what do I know?"