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  • Summary: An all-star cast sparks this comedy about a group of old friends whose 10-year high school reunion creates some unexpected surprises. (Miramax)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    Beautiful Girls is always in touch with reality but never drowned in it. [19 February 1996, p.64]
  2. Reviewed by: Darren Bignell
    80
    The film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups - no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life.
  3. 75
    What saves director Ted Demme's comic talkfest from sitcom slickness is a quirky script by Scott Rosenberg and an appealing cast.
  4. 67
    With beauty and talent to spare, Portman is something to behold: It's as if Elizabeth Taylor and Jodie Foster were somehow genetically melded at an early age. She's definitely a beautiful girl to watch for.
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Kerr
    60
    It's too long by half an hour, and the director, Ted Demme, can't hold onto a rhythm, but the actors are uniformly sharp, and so are the actresses.
  6. Forget Beautiful Girls. The title ought to be "Jerky, Messed- Up Dudes With Nowhere to Go"
  7. Something in Hutton's wounded puppy look always communicates an untapped intelligence or wasted potential, both of which are perfect for this role.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Beautiful Girls is an excellent comedy drama with a popular cast. Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon, Natalie
    Portman and Mira Sorvino are just some of
    the actors in the movie. The movie is a wonderful movie to
    watch with your significant other, friends or family.
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  2. Jul 18, 2014
    10
    Beautiful Girls has a talented cast and a very engrossing and touching story about friends and the women
    that interest them. The movie is
    funny, interesting and has some of the best actors you'll see all in one
    movie, A+.
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  3. Jul 20, 2014
    10
    Beautiful Girls has A list actors and great dialogue that is very memorable and entertaining. The movie is
    about a man who comes back to his
    home town for his high school reunion. Many antics ensue after he
    arrives at home and the movie has a great screenplay.
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  4. Jed
    Mar 20, 2006
    8
    This is a good movie about real people. It's not action packed, it's not incredibly insightful... it's a character study of average people who may relate to people you know. Expand
  5. Mike
    Oct 18, 2006
    8
    Portman, Plimpton and O'Donnell make the film. The only one of Portman's films I've seen that measures up to The Professional.

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