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Head Over Heels

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, crude humor and language.
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Primary Audience:
Teen to Adult
Genre:
Romance Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 26 min.
Year of Release:
2001
USA Release:
Februaryr 2, 2001
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Featuring: Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah O'Hare, Shalom Harlow, Tomiko Fraser
Director: Mark Waters
Producer: Robert Simonds
Distributor: Universal Pictures

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: Nine women share an apartment, an art restorer and eight fashion models. While peeking out the back window they watch what seems to be a murder. The murder being the artist’s dream guy, who lives in the building behind them. Even though she has witnessed this heinous act she still finds him a odd attraction him.


Viewer Comments
I went to see this movie with my seventeen year old daughter and was embarrassed at how crass and vulgar the humor turned out to be. The lead couple in the plot have pre-marital sex and the movie revolves around sex seeking models. There are several references to homosexual sex and simulate copulation in a bathroom stall. One scene has four female characters hiding behind a shower curtain while the lead male character sits on the toilet and has a bowel movement… this was in the poorest of taste. Is this what 13 years olds should be exposed to? Vacuous moviemaking!
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 2]
—Brad Kear, age 44
I was very disappointed with this movie. There was no need for the amount of vulgarity in this movie—the models are obsessed with their bodies—which leads to several mentions and innuendos about the female body—there are comments about the love-interest of the main character—and the sexual preferences of a co-worker are discussed way too often—also there are comments about one models past that are totally unnecessary, …it did not need all of the trash to make it good. My advice—don’t waste your time or money.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
—Andi, age 21
Mother and Daughter Review: here’s the mother’s take: Very disappointing. The actors are so likeable but the movie is vulgar and has the PC homosexuals supporting actors. Was sorry my daughter and I wasted our time and mind! here’s the daughter’s take: OK how many people can expect to go to a movie done by Hollywood aimed for teens and not see homosexuality in it? I personnally know that movies like this one will contain at least one homosexual in it. And the sexuality, should be expected also, how many people in Hollywood do you think are virgins? Portray what you know!… In my opinion the scenes in the bathroom and in the elevator could have been cut and this movie would of been ten times better.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
—Stephanie and Susie Hanson, age 43/15
This movie was offensive to say the least. While the acting was good and the plot acceptable I found several reasons why I would never allow it in my home. For starters, a man and women engage in intercourse and forget to pull the shades down so the girls friends are all watching from next door which later leads to a lengthy discussion, modeling is almost made out to be a form of prostitution, girls teach a friend the tricks to seduction, the girl then practices of a cross dresser, a girl walks in on her boyfriend who is cheating on her with another women and while you only see her naked back, their position is very inappropriate, a lesbian ogles other women and touches a girl’s breast, gay jokes, gay kisses, vulgar slang, innapropriate choice of attire, innuendo, and a dog with a suggestive name all the top of this movies bad qualities. Very annoying.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 2½]
—K.E, age 13
I give it a thumbs up. Before seeing the movie, my friend predicted it was going to be a sick movie but her prediction was not true. Head Over Heels is a cute movie with an interesting story line. Most of the characters are fun and likable. I do have a complaint. Sex is used so carelessly these days. After a date or two, they feel as if they should move on to the next level. Hollywood needs to take a look at what us teens are seeing and if that’s the way they want us to be. Having sex after a couple dates!
My Ratings: [Average / 3½]
—Lori, 13
Movie Critics

…Several instances of sexual innuendo, including references to casual sex, male and female genitalia, ménage-à-trois, and homosexuality…
—Kids-in-Mind

…Profanity consists of some slang terms, several uses of the “s” word and other expletives…
—ScreenIt
…All-in-all, “Head Over Heels” is a complete waste of time…
—James Berardinelli, ReelViews
…The sexually charged language is frequently punctuated with profane exclamations and several obscenities. HEAD OVER HEELS earns a mostly objectionable rating…
—PREWIEW