Love & Sex

2000

Action  Comedy  Drama  Romance  

Synopsis


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February 24, 2021 at 2:44 pm

Cast

Jon Favreau as Adam Levy
Famke Janssen as Kate Welles
David Schwimmer as Jehovah's Witness
Claudia Christian as Woman in Gallery at End
720p
WEB
1280*704
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 22 min
P/S 70 / 125

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage.

"Sex and Love" is one of my favorite romantic comedies of recent vintage. It may in fact be may favorite.It is from a decidedly 30 something, as opposed to 20 something, point of view. There is no question that that helps define its sub-genre, and its maturity.I adore (and lust after) Framke Janssen, and deeply respect Jon Favreau. I was introduced to both by this movie. I have since gone looking for both in other films -- and have been rewarded in that quest.This film does indeed dispense with the sex wars stereotypes of the moment and deal with two individual characters. At the same time, neither is the polar opposite of the sex stereotype (which might itself actually be a play off of the expected). Framke is a semi-promiscuous, very sexy but also "too tall", somewhat depressive and quirky woman. Favreau is not very good looking (which women, especially more intelligent and more experienced women tend to not care so much about), intense, highly intelligent, and if anything too oriented towards early commitment. At the same time he seems to have a very strong and experimental sex drive. All in all, he is in many ways what elite level late 90's women say (at any rate) they want the most in men.But Jon develops a problem. Though he fights against it, he is in fact life experience jealous of Framke's 13 (as I remember) against his (rather amazing 3). (Both are very suppressed numbers, if you ask me.) He stays with women he sleeps with for six years. She hasn't had a relationship that lasted longer than six weeks, other than her high school French teacher (with a vanishingly small d**k). So one thing leads to another and they separate in a most friendly and civilized manner. Only to....It is the detailed and very honest character development which makes this movie -- what it is all about. In fact it is a very "French" American romantic comedy -- set within a quintessentially American idiom.I'd love to see many more like this.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Entertaining, witty, insightful and brilliantly funny

If you are looking for a standard hollywood film with the standard hollywood jokes and the standard hollywood ending - Be prepared for a disappointment. If you are willing to put the stereotypical - boring - humour aside and open up for this entertaining, witty, insightful and brilliantly funny story - then this is the film for you.Shot in only 21 days this is a masterpiece and definitely one of the funniest film's i have ever seen. Famke Janssen and Jon Favreau make a brilliant team and the onscreen chemistry between them makes the film seem ever more realistic.Some of the jokes are worth repeating and talking about after watching this film - if you haven't seen it yet then go and get it and watch out for the french teacher, peaches and the little singer man.If you have seen this film and still can't appreciate the brilliantness then maybe you'd have to wonder whether your humour is too spoiled by the overdrawn high budget hollywood stuff. But that's only my opinion.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

A light hand on heavy stuff with excellent acting

Valerie Breiman treats the subject of love and sex with almost the perfect balance. It remains funny and light while treading on some pretty heavy issues. I saw it at a film festival and it was a welcome relief from the heaviness of many of the other films shown. This was the first time I had noticed Famke Janssen and I said, "I'll watch out for her because she will surely get a bigger film." Sure enough, she showed up in a good role in X Men. This is a great date film, by the way, if your date is at all open-minded. Despite the "sex" in the title, there isn't much shown. The language is a little over-the-top.

Reviewed by n/a 9 / 10

Had promise, ended up just mildly enjoyable

The screenplay was witty and had a sense of true comedic timing.The movie only showcases a bit of what the screenplay held.Valerie Breiman wrote a fantastic script, but her direction was somewhat lacking, and I felt that the actors did the best they could with what she gave them. There were some elements of great comedy, but the timing was just a BIT off. A more experienced director could have played up the many one liners and the countless funny moments from Kate's love life. The ending just sort of showed up, which was disappointing, and she could have worked more of the new article deadline into the story. And unfortunately, the one serious moment in the story (which was acted very well) was too short and it could have been explored more, and could have exhibited itself further in the story as something like that affects someone very deeply, even Kate.Jon Favreau is a very funny man and from what I've seen a pretty good actor. Famke Janssen, while best known as the best bad Bond Girl and Jean Grey from X-men, isn't known for her acting ability, having taken some roles in some very VERY bad movies. However, I think almost each and every time she makes a movie she gets better and better. This was the first time I'd seen her play something other than the one dimentional characters from her previous roles. I think that in 'Love and Sex' and also in the new 'X-2 X-Men United' she's starting to show some real acting chops, some true depth, indicating that she's more than just a former-model-turned-actress cliche. She turned out some very very funny scenes, but the director as I said earlier just missed out on the very jokes she had written. Hopefully, Ms. Janssen will start to get some meatier roles to play, based on the potential she showed here and the heart and soul she's brought to a comic book character for crying out loud. But that's another review and a completely different type of movie. I'd like to see her do more comedy.Ms. Brieman gave a decent 1st time out movie, it just could have been so much more. I still really enjoyed it and if I had the money I'd go buy it. I got the humor, and appreciated it, even though it was poorly put on the screen. Maybe its because I'm just as neurotic as Kate and Adam.

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CaptainKremmen February 25, 2021 at 9:14 am

No, @skymast, they don't take their bits out in this movie.