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Movie Review: 'Head over Heels'

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Head Over Heels

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
127 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/02/01
performer:
Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Tomiko Fraser, Raoul Ganeev, Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, Sarah O'Hare
director:
Mark S. Waters
Producers:
Universal
distributor:
Universal
author:
Ron Burch, Ed Decker, David Kidd, John J. Strauss
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a D+

The sort of movie in which a couple make love in front of a fire that’s roaring away on a television screen, and the prefab video blaze isn’t even meant to be ironic. Amanda (Monica Potter), a lovelorn art restorer, moves in with a quartet of haughty fashion models and spies her new crush (Freddie Prinze Jr.) doing something that appears to be a bit more unsavory than she’d counted on. The notion of an actor as innocuous as Prinze playing a possible bad guy is a paper-thin gimmick, but it’s all there is to Head Over Heels. Potter, however, who has a pleasing moonstruck glow, deserves a romantic comedy less fake than that fire. D+