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  • Summary: A Beautiful Life tells a heartwrenching love story against all odds about the encounter of two drifting souls and their escape into the harsh corners of life trying to avoid their dark pasts. Escaping her abusive past, Maggie finds a shelter near Esther, a stripper with singing aspirations. After staying the night with Esther’s illegal immigrant friend David, the two get closer and fall in love. Every bitter turn of the so called beautiful life leads them to turmoil of emotions and yet they find redemption in love again. (New Films International) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 6 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Grant
    Clichéd and formulaic.
  2. The bad news is that the characters and situations are platitudes and the story is so heavy-handed that the film is hard to sit through.
  3. 25
    Makes little attempt to be credible or original. And the acting is poor.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    The whole thing plays like a bad Equity-waiver one-act.
  5. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    A waste of a talented, earnest cast, this borderline offensive indie, set for an Oct. 2 limited release, shouldn't take up too much valuable theater space before fading away.
  6. This laughably clichéd dive into sexual masochism and hardscrabble survival replaces story with outline and characters with place holders.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Ulrich
    Oct 7, 2009
    Haven't seen the film but i just thought id say that the average of these 7 ratings is around 21.5...........how 13 was calculated is puzzling! A lot of the average scores on this site seem to be inaccurate. Expand
  2. Mar 14, 2012
    Um Ulrich, I would like to let you know that the reason it isn't exact is because some critic's scores are more important than others, therefore it is not an exact average. Expand


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