Down To You

Theatrical Release: January 21, 2000
Down To You


A romantic comedy about a New York couple that meet in college, fall in love, then struggle with their relationship. Although they are blissfully happy with one another, their cynical roommates, world-weary beyond their years, suggest that as the complacency takes root, the desire to stay together will lose its charm. True enough, after the couple becomes domiciled, their individual interests begin to pull at the corners of the relationship. And after a pregnancy scare, the girl questions if this confiding relationship is really what she wants.
The film addresses the difficulties faced by young people who want to be in love, but do not want a relationship to interfere with personal goals. The film states that many 20-somethings have rebelled against the notion that marriage should be apart of young adult life. It has become an institution meant for middle age, if ever.

Dove Review

Content Description

One profanity and two or three obscenities; several sexual situations and conversations, but no nudity; drug use is implied in one scene; much drinking; a college couple live together; role models smoke; the lead’s roommate makes porno movies – although we never see any of those scenes; depressed after a broken relationship, the lead attempts suicide. The film's promoters suggested that the target audience is 13-year-old girls. After reading the film’s content, I doubt this is a movie you want your young daughters to see. There isn’t the slightest regard for spirituality in this picture. Rather, the characters all behave like Hemingway’s Lost Generation. Parents should be outraged by the entertainment industry’s attempts to reshape our children's moral standards through movies like this. Yet, we seem to be living in an era lacking moral outrage.


Company: Miramax Pictures
Director: Kris Isacsson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 102 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Freddie Prinze, Jr., Julia Stiles