Freddie Prinze Jr. was hot in the late nineties. By the year 2000 his brand was fading fast. He was type cast in too many teen romantic comedies. He tried to branch out in movies like “Wing Commander” but that was a disaster. It does not help that “Down To You” was a pretty lame movie.
Starring opposite him was Julia Stiles, who was just starting to break out herself. It would be another year till she starred in a movie that turned in to a blockbuster.
“Down To You” was a blemish on both these young actors at the time. Poor writing and direction made it one of the more forgettable entires at a time when teen comedies were on fire with hits like “American Pie” and “Can’t Hardly Wait”.