Down With Love (2003) Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor leap into Rock Hudson and Doris Day territory with a candy-bright, innuendo-filled battle of the sexes when her small-town girl…
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Down With Love (2003)

Ewan McGregor, Renee Zellweger, ... | GETTING 'DOWN' TO BUSINESS McGregor and Zellweger In ''Love''
GETTING 'DOWN' TO BUSINESS McGregor and Zellweger In ''Love''
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; DVD Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation; More

Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor leap into Rock Hudson and Doris Day territory with a candy-bright, innuendo-filled battle of the sexes when her small-town girl meets his man-about-town. Sparks fly in Down With Love as she champions her anti-love proto-feminist theory and he tries to debunk it. It all makes for a spectacular, if winking, period simulation, with lots of split screens, fab costumes, and ridiculous plot twists. But ultimately, revisiting a genre should involve more than a gee-whiz-we're-really-doing-this attitude. Love, like the supposed preliberated woman, looks pretty but doesn't have much to say. EXTRAS Director Peyton Reed (''Bring It On'') is mostly concerned with giving props to the props in his commentary, but a music video gives the ''Chicago'' and ''Moulin Rouge'' stars another chance to sing and dance.

Originally posted Oct 10, 2003 Published in issue #732 Oct 10, 2003 Order article reprints