Down with Love (Widescreen Edition)
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- Four deleted scenes with optional director commentary
- "Here's to Love" original network TV performance!
- "Guess My Game" featuring celebrity guest Barbara Novak - original network broadcast
- Hair and wardrobe tests
- Blooper reel
- Featurettes: On Location, Creating the World, The Costumes, The Swingin' Sounds, Down with Love Up with Tony Randall, Split Decisions
- HBO special
- "Down with Love" testimonial
Top Customer Reviews
Although director Peyton Reed explains in his excellent commentary (more about that later) that the film was based on a montage of many of the 60s movies, the plot most resembles "Pillow Talk"--and Renee and Ewan are absolutely perfect.
From the clothes to the sets to the photography to the color to the split-screen "talking on the phone" scenes (much more suggestive than the originals!), this perfectly choreographed, beautifully written romp is just a blast, as we would have said back then. There is just enough of a "wink-wink" to let you know that the actors know that YOU know that it's all tongue in cheek"--but even though the satire is broad, it never spoils the fun.
David Hyde-Pierce is superb as the neurotic friend of Ewan (the old Tony Randall role), and Tony Randall himself makes a cameo appearance that is simply the icing on the cake. The acting is a work of art, just right, making everything seem effortless.
But when one watches the director's commentary, one realizes just how tightly each scene was choreographed to achieve that "effortless" look--unlike most DVDs, I found the director's comments actually added to my enjoyment of the movie, and I watched it again after finishing his explanation of how things were done.
All in all, I recommend this movie highly. I truly hope they are successful enough to parody ALL the Doris-Rock movies. I'll be there to watch them if they do!
Novak's plans are jepordized, however, when playboy journalist Catcher Block (Ewan McGreggor) is abadoned by his usual ladies. He is determined to stop Novak once and for all--using some very sneaky methods...
As other reviewers have pointed out, this movie is certainly lacking in substance. But who cares? You wanted a comedy, right? What this movie does have, in delightful abundance, is that old theatre charm. The acting, the comedy, and the special effects are all WAY over the top. But hey, not every movie is meant to be some deep, insightful masterpiece. If you do look beneath the surface, however, you will find one very important lesson: people are not always what they appear to be.
Costumes are amazing, acting is superb on all accounts (most especially by the sublime David Hyde Pierce). It's made of the stuff that Hollywood used to be about, and sometimes it's nice to have that nostalgic break in the current trend of controversial politico-religious films.
Renee and Ewan's chemistry is so on par that it takes the Hudson/Day connection to another level. This is a must see romantic comedy about the battle of the sexes. Men and women alike will love it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Unabashed kitsch with a PG-13 rating. What more could you want? Also, widescreen is definitely recommended as some of the scenes just don't translate well to 4:3.Published 2 months ago by jdougan273
Very entertaining movie. Reminded me of the old Rock Hudson/Doris Day love story movies.Published 2 months ago by Barbie Doll
Over the top humor....love the story and acting !!!! This is one of the few movies I can watch at least twice a year.Published 2 months ago by Lily Sparrow
Adorable spoof on Doris and Rock movies from the 50s and 60s. Surprise twist at the end. Brings back great memories.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This movie will is so fun and playful, caputuring the unique 60's swinging bachelor lifestyle. Loved the fashion!!!! Great music!!!!Published 3 months ago by Paula Lueckerath
One of my favorite, fun movies. Having grown up with Doris Day and Rock Hudson classics, this delightful movie is just a JOY to watch. So glad I was able to find it here. Read morePublished 3 months ago by NanaBecky
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