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  • Summary: On her way to becoming Miss America, a poor girl (Driver) faces her life's goal and discovers what is really important.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. In the end, dark comedy drives the film, but it's overwhelmed by a desire to be liked, really liked.
  2. This film's wise and compassionate view is that, for many young women of limited opportunities, winning a beauty contest represents their best hope.
  3. Unfortunately, whenever Beautiful threatens to work as parody, it veers uncomfortably into pop psychology.
  4. 30
    Sally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
  5. 25
    The trouble starts with the script, and it doesn't end there.
  6. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    22
    Beautiful it ain't, but it is kind of cute.
  7. 0
    Surpassing Dan Aykroyd's "Nothing but Trouble" as the most astoundingly atrocious walrus-flop of a directorial debut by a languishing actor ever contrived, Sally Field's Beautiful.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. BobH.
    Apr 2, 2006
    1
    Minnie Driver as a Miss America contestant? Be serious...maybe as a dog show contestant.

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