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13

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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

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  • Summary: A young man (Prinze) wins and loses his first serious love (Stiles) and looks back three years after they broke up.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 16 out of 21
  1. 50
    Ostensibly a story about first love in college, and I never believed a frame of it.
  2. A pleasant addition to the time-honored genre of terminally cute youth romance movies, roughly equivalent to staring at a saccharine greeting card for a while.
  3. 40
    No one expects a light teen romance to be "Madame Bovary," but this is Colorforms filmmaking.
  4. Reviewed by: Graham Verdon
    25
    Ah, young love. It can be quaint and heartwarming, but is largely inconsistent and painful -- kind of like this movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Brendan Kelly
    20
    Something oddly appealing about this mushy romantic tale, but first-time feature writer-director Kris Isacsson doesn't have the skills to raise it far above its formulaic foundation.
  6. Extremely good-looking people tend to be shallow, self-involved and not very bright. Let's call this statement what it is: a form of prejudice, a stereotype. It is, sadly, a stereotype that Down to You does everything in its power to promote.
  7. Reviewed by: Ted Gideonse
    0
    A disaster: dull, predictable, at times cringe-worthy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. BubbaS.
    Feb 12, 2006
    10
    Stellar. Soul-touching. It will move you to the depths of your very being.
  2. lizT
    Jul 28, 2005
    10
    I love this movie!!!
  3. KritiK.
    Nov 28, 2006
    9
    Pretty cute love story. Nothing wrong with watching a slightly dull movie at times. The love scenes are really sweet!
  4. KrissyR.
    Nov 14, 2005
    0
    I saw a lot of teen movies in high school, and this was on the very top of the heap of craptasticness. The only thing from keeping me leaving such a boring/unoriginal/flat movie was the fact I paid $6 bucks. If I could PLEASE get those 2 hours of my life back, I'd feel like I lived just a little bit more. Whatever happened to great romantic comedys driven by excellent dialogue, a la "When Harry Met Sally?" Expand

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