Down with Love | The Shape of Things | Blue Car

Down with Love | The Shape of Things | Blue Car

Spring is in the air, when a moviegoer’s thoughts turn naturally to romance. If innocent fun is your idea of innocent fun, you’ll find plenty in Down with Love, Peyton Reed’s affectionate spoof of the Rock Hudson/Doris Day comedies. Set in the Manhattan of 1962, the movie stars Rene Zellweger as Barbara Novak, a Helen Gurley Brown-esque pop writer whose bestseller, Down with Love, promises to liberate women by teaching them “to live life...

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Rand Richards Cooper, one of Commonweal's film critics, is the author of two works of fiction, The Last To Go and Big as Life.