- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6305907110
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 528,686 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Down to You [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Down To You
Down to you adopts a twist on the traditional love story, Al (Freddie Prinze Jr., I Know What You Did Last Summer) and Imogen (Julia Stiles from 10 Things I Hate About You) take turns narrating the story of their college romance. However the dialogue is stale, the story flounders, and the movie can't decide whether it wants to be a sweet romance or a social satire. Down to You keeps dropping into odd fantasy bits that have nothing to do with, well, much of anything. Al has a celebrity chef for a father (an amusing turn from Henry Winkler) and a rising porn star for a best friend (Zak Orth). But all the stars--including Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions) and Shawn Hatosy (Outside Providence) are pleasant and well groomed (well, except for Hatosy, who bears the brunt of being the poster boy for every fad of the 1990s), and the soundtrack (featuring Cibo Matto, early David Bowie, Yo La Tengo, and others) is excellent. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Al and Imogen meet at a bar and click immediately, which seems to be more of a surprise to him than to her. She has sworn off dating so can enjoy her college experience, but she is not about to let a rule make her pass on Al who she considers to be cute. He has some strange dorm friends (Selma Blair, Shawn Hatosy, Zak Orth and Rosario Dawson) who want him to swear off on Imogen, but he manages to ignore them most of the time. Meanwhile, the damage caused by his famous chef father (Henry Winkler in a nice turn, with Lucy Arnaz as his wife) does not seem to be too bad since he has the family cooking gene, but we have to wait a long time in this movie for him to grow up enough to be almost good enough for her.
Director-writer Kris Isacsson has two personable performers but never really does right by them. She is the more serious of the pair (it will be a long time before Stiles is ever the flighty one in a romantic comedy; it takes a Jason Bourne to get her to back down in a film), and he never really succeeds in bridging the gap to the point where we believe these two have a real chance.Read more ›
It takes you on a journey from first boy/girl meeting, through all the stages their relationship goes through, from honeymoon phase and beyond. Both Freddie Prinze Jr and Julia Stiles do a great job in this movie. I like movies like this one where they use the "actor speaks to camera" bit, as if the viewer is a friend they're talking to.
I found Down to You to be sweet, teenagey, light (as opposed to heavy, serious or deep), and it kept me interested throughout. I suppose my one critisicm would be that I found some of the scenes a little confusing: Example - there were a few scenes when suddenly someone was upset and I didn't quite understand why. And also there's a scene (the one with choosing between wine goblets) which didn't make sense to me even when I watched it back again to check if I was missing something. But aside from that the vast majority of the film was clear and easy to follow. On the whole, the movie is upbeat with a cute, feel-good ending. :)
In short, all I say is don't expect something deep and meaningful, but do expect a nice, watchable film.
It was light and amusing as a romantic comedy should be. The talking to which another reviewer referred didn't irritate and added to rather than distracted from the movie.
Recommended for light viewing :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a great film, the acting may be wanting, but the narrative is fantastic, seriously - everyone should watch this movie!Published on 6 Oct. 2013 by Melissa Holden
Superb item, i would recommend this item, I love this item which i purchased, i would consider this item without a doubtPublished on 22 May 2013 by Rick
I bought this dvd for my girlfriend and it came rattling in the box. The dvd was scratched and skipping, I couldn't be bothered to get in touch with you and mess around for a... Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2013 by Pseudonyme