- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 30, 2001
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/25/2000
"...Ms. Janssen and Mr. Favreau provide enjoyably consoling company for those still dating their way through life."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/01/2000
"...Janssen sparkles serenely,...single-handedly raising LOVE & SEX to see level..."
Total Film - 10/01/2000
"...There are plenty of laughs to be had in this satisfying smart [film]..."
Box Office - 04/01/2000
"...Funny and realistic....Breiman's observations of the dating game are both clever and accurate..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/25/2000
"...It has substance and emotional depth....Both Janssen and Favreau make strong impressions....It shows its stars to advantage and marks a solid start in features for Breiman..."
Kate Welles (Famke Janssen) is a writer at Monique magazine whose editor assigns her an article on the perfect relationship. She is supposed to draw on personal experience, but Kate is so unlucky in love that she refers to herself as a "relationship leper." As she sifts through the emotional debris of her past, however, flashbacks reveal that she did once meet a great guy--Adam Levy (Jon Favreau), a painter who swept Kate off her feet and fell in love with her in return. Their relationship ended because Adam didn't feel experienced enough for Kate; now he dates bimbos or, if they're intelligent, "bimbo savants." This romantic comedy about neurotic people pays homage to the Woody Allen and Nora Ephron films that paved its way, but director Valerie Breiman makes the story new with an honest, even blunt, script that speaks to a different generation of dating singles. Janssen is beautiful, bright, and vulnerable at the same time, while Favreau reprises the ironic hipster he played so convincingly in SWINGERS.
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- Theatrical release: August 25, 2000
- The film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
- Director Valerie Breiman claims that she wrote the screenplay in just three weeks, drawing heavily on personal experience.
- The artwork used in the film was created by Paul Rafferty, Mario Nunez, and Aaron Donovan.