Down to You

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Down to You
Down to you.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kris Isacsson
Written by Kris Isacsson
Starring
Music by Edmund Choi
Cinematography Robert D. Yeoman
Edited by Stephen A. Rotter
Production
company
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date
  • January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
French
Budget $35 million[1]
Box office $24.4 million[1]

Down to You is a 2000 American romantic comedy film about losing a first love. It was directed by Kris Isacsson. The film stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, Shawn Hatosy, Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson, Lucie Arnaz, Henry Winkler, and Zak Orth.

Plot[edit]

College sophomore Al Connelly meets the girl of his dreams, freshman Imogen, and true love abounds. The two engage on a whirlwind courtship—they pick a song based on the records from Al's parents, eat a cake together, and even make love. Imogen's fear of lost youth causes her to push away from Al, and they go their separate ways after Imogen cheats on Al at a party. Al attempts to rebound from the relationship, determined to forget Imogen, and he goes to desperate measures to do so, including suicide by shampoo and problems with his career. In the end, Imogen finds Al when she hears of his attempted suicide and she brings him a book cover that she illustrated featuring the two of them. The two reconcile their differences and get back together showing that love can be obtained. The story is told from the points of view of both Al and Imogen.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Prinze made the film after achieving stardom in She's All That. The actor called it "surrealist comedy . . . taking place mostly in my character's mind" saying Isacsson was "weirder than I am. I think he's a genius and he thinks I'm just OK, so we get along."[2]

Reception[edit]

Down to You opened at number 2 at the US box office and made $7.6 million in its opening weekend, behind Next Friday. It went on to gross $24.4 million worldwide from a $35 million budget.[1] Rotten Tomatoes reports that 3% of 59 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 3.2/10. The consensus reads: "Down to You is ruined by a bland, by-the-numbers plot and an awful script."[3] Metacritic rated it 13/100 based on 21 reviews.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Down to You". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  2. ^ Smith, L. (1999, Mar 08). Monica; out, about. Newsday Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/279210191?accountid=13902
  3. ^ "Down to You (2000)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Down to You". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 

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