Owen Gleiberman
February 16, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Head Over Heels

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
127 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/02/01
performer
Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tomiko Fraser, Raoul Ganeev, Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah O'Hare
director
Mark S. Waters
Producers
Universal
distributor
Universal
author
Ron Burch, Ed Decker, David Kidd, John J. Strauss
genre
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a D+

The sort of movie in which a couple make love in front of a fire that’s roaring away on a television screen, and the prefab video blaze isn’t even meant to be ironic. Amanda (Monica Potter), a lovelorn art restorer, moves in with a quartet of haughty fashion models and spies her new crush (Freddie Prinze Jr.) doing something that appears to be a bit more unsavory than she’d counted on. The notion of an actor as innocuous as Prinze playing a possible bad guy is a paper-thin gimmick, but it’s all there is to Head Over Heels. Potter, however, who has a pleasing moonstruck glow, deserves a romantic comedy less fake than that fire. D+

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