Love & Sex

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Run time: 82 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th July 2000

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Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

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Producer: , Martin J. Barab, ,

Starring: Famke Janssen as Kate Welles, Jon Favreau as Adam Levy, Noah Emmerich as Eric, Ann Magnuson as Monique Steinbacher, Cheri Oteri as Mary, Josh Hopkins as Joey Santino, Robert Knepper as Gerard Boussard

Love & Sex Movie Review


The good news: Movie is called Love & Sex.

The bad news: Director of Love & Sex is a woman.

But fear not the women's romantic comedy, gentle readers. While Love & Sex won't win any Oscars or many hearts, it's a capable movie worth a chuckle or two.

Famke Janssen (recently seen in X-Men) stars as Kate, a somewhat hapless fashion-rag journalist looking for love in the big city of Los Angeles. Only she's "complicated," - and not to mention, like, eight feet tall - so no guy "understands" her. That is, except for artist Adam (Swingers' Jon Favreau), a sort of L.A. version of a Woody Allen neurotic, the kind of guy who obsesses over a woman, jumps out of the relationship when it slows down, and of course immediately regrets his decision. Adam's stalker-like behavior with Kate becomes a focus for the film, with the pair meeting periodically to tear out their respective hair.

First-time writer/director Valerie Breiman has made an often funny but always scattered picture in Love & Sex. Kate's endless quest-for-love saga is pretty obviously drawn from Breiman's own life, which probably explains why the movie is all over the map: She's just giving us the high points, the ones that might make for good jokes.

To bad for Janssen that Favreau gets all the good lines. Singlehandedly he makes Love & Sex watchable, carrying it through the rocky comic moments (first date, strip tease, etc.) and past the few dramatic cliches these movies always seem to have (hint: she's pregnant). For her part, Janssen looks so much like Sandra Bullock in this movie that it's disturbing.

Fortunately, Janssen and Favreau have enough chemistry to mostly carry Love & Sex through its rocky moments... of which, there are quite a few.

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