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Down With Love

Down With Love

Date: Jul 30 2003

Intro

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

In Down With Love, Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) hits 1962 New York City with her new book, “Down With Love.” The book is a feminist manifesto saying “no” to love and “yes” to career, empowerment, and sex. As Barbara’s book becomes a best-seller, she becomes the target of Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor), who is the most famous journalist in the city. Catcher is determined to take her down.
Miguel recently saw Down With Love. Listen in to his conversation with Beth to hear what he thinks about it.

Dialog

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2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Miguel

Miguel

Beth

Beth

Miguel:  Hey Beth, I got a movie recommendation for you.

Beth:  What’s that?

Miguel:  Don’t go see Down With Love.

Beth:  Really? I thought the previews looked really cute. You didn’t like it I take it?

Miguel:  Well, I thought the previews looked cute too, and that’s what it was. It was just too cute for two hours and I was, like, gonna throw up.

Beth:  Oh no. What about, like, some of the cool, uh, costumes and set design. I heard that that was unique.

Miguel:  Yeah – that part of it was actually good, but that can’t carry a movie for the whole time, you know. They just kept on saying the same thing over and over and over. It was just so lame.

Beth:  Well I’m trying to find something redeeming about it, because I still want to go see it. So…

Miguel:  Well…

Beth:  Anything good?

Miguel:  Um, well, I guess the characters are pretty good for like, you know, the first half-hour. So, if you just go for the first half-hour and then, like, get a phone call and leave, or something, then it will be perfect.

Beth:  Well maybe I’ll get it on video so I can watch the first half-hour, then stop.

Miguel:  Perfect idea.

 

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Discussion

Much like Miguel, I didn’t like Down With Love. I thought it was quite boring. It started off well, but after a while I was just wishing it would be over. I thought both Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor did a great job of acting, but the script just wasn’t good enough to make the movie interesting.
If you want to see a good movie that takes place in a similar time period, but is much, much better, check out Far From Heaven.
See you at the movies!
Anna

 

Comments

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tiger_bagira

Greece

NICE

11:22 AM Nov 14 2010 |

kee-

China

i’ve no idea for this movie, becuase i havn’t seen this movie yet.

09:29 AM Mar 19 2008 |

sokoot2001

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

that is excellent

 

04:03 AM Oct 15 2007 |

exprat

exprat

Kenya

the new words are interesting

05:58 AM Oct 14 2007 |

mahmoud-saiad

Jordan

Iwant  love gairl and meet she

08:58 AM Oct 13 2007 |

deantrump

deantrump

Malaysia

Interesting.

01:14 AM Oct 12 2007 |

younusarman

Pakistan

i love english language and i wana learn it as soon as possible

11:59 AM Oct 07 2007 |

younusarman

Pakistan

it,s intersting and there are some new words too>

11:56 AM Oct 07 2007 |

AngelWu

AngelWu

China

I learn new words from the lesson,thanks!

10:58 AM Sep 19 2007 |

A_C_S

A_C_S

Turkey

Thanks a lot for the lesson.You really feel good when you understand everything…

07:37 PM Sep 06 2007 |

Jane17

Jane17

Russian Federation

Thanks for this lesson! It's not very hard, but so good!! I understand all!! And mde a quiz succesful!!

Laughing

06:31 PM Sep 06 2007 |

dedunu

Sri Lanka

 i'm dedunu (male 21) from sri lanka i'm university student

 (Non-associotion of fools, association of the wise, respectable is agreat blessing.)

 email:

04:09 AM Aug 30 2007 |

adil1984@hotmail.com

Morocco

hol

comostsSmile

12:10 AM Aug 25 2007 |

littlemiao

littlemiao

China

i can understand about it nearly 70% when the first time i read

09:59 AM May 14 2007 |

hmoode

Saudi Arabia

hmoode
for woman

06:32 PM May 03 2007 |

prakashji

prakashji

India

hey…need some more…

12:18 PM May 03 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

wow…..........

04:42 PM Apr 29 2007 |

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