Head Over Heels (2001) Parent Guide
Parent Movie Review
Like a gopher on a freeway, Freddie Prinze Jr. looks cute and begs for attention while everyone tries to work around him. But Freddie’s middle of the road performance as the love interest of an art restorer named Amanda (Monica Potter), is only one of many flaws in this plot disabled picture.
Needing a new pad after her boyfriend invites another woman into their bed, Amanda bemoans her poor luck with the many men who have cheated on her to her lesbian co-worker, Lisa (China Chow). Despite Lisa’s eager invitation to live with her, Amanda decides to check out other possibilities.
A posh New York apartment with a closet turned bedroom looks attractive, aside from the four peculiar roommates. These proudly non-smoking super models are anxious to lease their last stitch of space. But what clinches the rental agreement is the view—which peers directly into the apartment of fashion executive, Jim Winston (Prinze). Amanda immediately recognizes her hunky neighbor as the man with the perverted overbearing dog she encountered in the lobby.
If that initial meeting didn’t cement Amanda’s attention on Jim, endlessly watching him entertain guests, talk on the phone, and doing shirtless chin-ups is certain to make her fall head over heels—even without the dog pushing her over. But attraction turns to repulsion when Amanda sees Jim’s silhouette clubbing a woman to death. Convincing her model-mates that Jim is a killer, Amanda and the long-legged short-brained runway girls begin their own investigation after the police lose interest.
With Amanda desiring another sexual relationship, while the models pursue sex as an easy way to have drooling men pay for expensive dinners, this movie is full of beautiful people making poor choices with no consequences. Portraying near nudity with hetero- and homosexual banter (including a same gender kiss and fondling), this script also delves into more divergent themes such as bestiality references and scatological “humor.”
Sporting far deeper cleavage than story, Head Over Heels will likely Head Over to video in short order. Hopefully the teen audience it’s trying to attract won’t be hot on its Heels.Starring Freddie Prinze Jr. Monica Potter. Updated January 27, 2009
Head Over Heels (2001)
Rating & Content Info
Why is Head Over Heels (2001) rated PG-13? Head Over Heels (2001) is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, crude humor and language.
The women in this movie will sleep with any man that has enough money—with the exception of the lesbian characters and the main character who continues to donate her body to men too quickly. A few gross out moments (man has bowel movement with highly descriptive sounds, women covered in sewage) and a lame story top it off. The plus is for the four models’ disdain for cigarette smoking.
Woman pushed over by dog twice. Clumsy woman falls and bangs into things. Silhouette of man hitting woman on head with a club and knocking her to the floor. Talk of murder. Man throws daggers to stop two other men—no injuries. Gunshots hit car—no injuries. Gun held to woman’s head.
Sexual Content: D+
Two men kiss. Secondary lesbian character. Naked woman seen from back sitting on man—interrupted during an intimate encounter. Woman makes physical sexual advances toward another woman. Dog briefly climbs on back of clothed woman followed by sexual movements and later puts head under her dress. Women changing clothes, obviously topless, seen from back and frontal head-shoulders shots. Woman makes incest remark. Man is aroused by wearing women’s clothes. Two male plumbers make sounds that are interpreted as sexual. Woman observes and comments on a couple engaged in sex—no nudity. Many other moments of sexual banter and women adjusting breasts, etc., to look sensuous.
At least one sexual expletive, 8 moderate profanities, 15 mild profanities, and 21 terms of Deity used as expletives or profanities.
Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Frequent social drinking.
Page last updated January 27, 2009
Head Over Heels (2001) Parents' Guide
The models in this movie are portrayed as absolute zero’s on the IQ scale. Is this stereotypical depiction accurate?
These women often use their “womanly wiles” to get men to spend money on them. What are some of the possible unseen consequences for their decision to manipulate men in this manner?
It seems that a woman who uses a man for sex is often defined in today’s popular music and movies as being empowered. Do you agree with this definition?
Related home video titles:
Many of today’s popular female singers discuss empowerment in terms of their sexuality. Check out Jennifer Lopez’s J.Lo , The Spice Girls’ Forever , and Vitamin C’s More . On the other hand, Trisha Yearwood expresses a very different massage of what empowerment means on the title track of her album Real Live Woman .
For a romance that portrays a self-confident female character capable of positively influencing a male character, check out Corrina, Corrina .