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Get Down With Love Instead of The Matrix

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Wow. BlogCritics is apparently now Matrix Central, and the only change of pace is for A Mighty Wind. Well, here’s some variety to spice up the mix.

I took in a matinee of Down With Love this afternoon, and thoroughly enjoyed it. In many ways, I enjoyed it more than Reloaded, which yes, I have already seen. Reloaded was fine and all, but it was nothing we haven’t seen before.

Not that Down With Love is, mind you. Reminiscent of the old Rock Hudson/Doris Day pieces, Down With Love is more like a piece of chocolate…although you know how it tastes, it’s still as delicious as ever.

Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger are perfectly cast for their roles as Catcher Block, the dashing ladies’ man, and Barbara Novak, the author of the best-selling book that’s hurting the social lives of men all across the world. The supporting cast complements the leads’ performances nicely.

The only complaint I had was that the plot seemed to slow down about two-thirds of the way through the movie, but later developments proved to make it a bit more tolerable. A fun plot twist makes the storyline more interesting than expected.

Down With Love isn’t anything new, but it is a fun break from the Matrix hype. So grab yourself a date and get down with this movie.

Bobby Allison-Gallimore writes at The Rattler when he’s not watching romantic comedies by himself.

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