Love & Sex


Love & Sex

Critics Consensus

Famke Janssen's charm fails to rescue the movie from a dull screenplay.



Total Count: 48


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User Ratings: 7,505
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Jon Favreau and Famke Janssen star in this slick indie film about love, romance, and jealousy. Kate (Janssen) almost gets fired from her posh magazine job when she submits an overly graphic, overly personal article on oral sex. As she rewrites her piece, she reminisces on her past flames, particularly on her most serious relationship -- with Adam (Favreau), a fast-talking, very neurotic painter. The film traces their romance from their initial heady meeting, to moving in together, to an unexpected pregnancy, and the inevitable breakup because Adam felt trapped. Devastated by Adam's sudden defection, Kate goes on a dating spree and manages to drive him crazy by going out with handsome yet shallow video star Joey Santino (Josh Hopkins). Meanwhile, Adam grows increasingly obsessed with Kate's private life. This film was screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.


Famke Janssen
as Kate Welles
Jon Favreau
as Adam Levy
Ann Magnuson
as Ms. Steinbacher
Josh Hopkins
as Joey Santino
Kristen Zang
as Savannah
Elimu Nelson
as Jerome Davis
Don Brunner
as Police Officer
Yvonne Zima
as 9-Year-Old Kate
Rob Swanson
as Blind Date
Will Rothhaar
as 9-Year-Old Bobby
Nicolette Little
as 6-Year-Old Michelle
David Schwimmer
as Jehovah's Witness (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Love & Sex

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Audience Reviews for Love & Sex

  • Nov 10, 2010
    "Love is Ecstasy and agony, freedom and imprisonment, belonging and loneliness. It's what keeps us together when life tears us apart. So when you find that perfect man, hold on tight and then call me so I can run over there and see what he looks like and laugh because he doesn't exist you sad, perky little optimistic Suckers!!!!" Kate (Famke Janssen)is a jaded young woman who has trouble meeting and dating guys. Throughout the movie, you get to meet several of her loser boyfriends and are subjected to Kate's cynical negative outlook on love and relationships. She says, early in the film, that she's better at giving oral sex than at understanding a loving relationship; if this is the extent of her knowledge of men, no wonder she has problems lol! Favreau plays artist Adam Levy who meets Kate at one of his art exhibits. Soon thereafter, they begin dating and enjoy frequent sex. At first, their relationship is nothing but great and passionate. But as time passes the passion naturally fades and, eventually, Adam decides to call it quits with Kate. Overall, the movie is filled with witty dialogue, humor and honesty and takes you on a bumpy up close ride at love, heartache and the wonderful and sometimes painful art of making/breaking up.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 18, 2009
    Yeah, I'll admit it, I liked this. At first glance it looks like another chick flick, but John Favreau totally turned it into a great comedy. It was totally worth seeing the movie just for his comedic timing. Oh, and this guy in it does just about the most hilariously bad Robert DeNiro impressions i've ever seen.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2009
    tick...tick...tick...tick...yep, all romantic-comedy cliches ticked off. Nearly unwatchable.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2008
    Surprisingly well made, and a double surprising good cast of the two leads, instead of the usual flat boring actors this movies usually have (Richard Gere, Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, etc etc) Jon Favreau makes up for a very convicing average joe type of character, and Famke Janssen can actually act, she just happens to pick shitty roles in shitty movies. I guess those pay more than movies like this one. Also, this gives some hope to any average guy out there that maybe, just maybe, getting a piece of ass like Famke Janssen is not imposible....Nah, it is impossible, better stop dreaming.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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