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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)
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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. 80
    Tender, touching and downright delightful.
  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: Staff (Not credited)
    60
    Wavers between being condescending and downright preposterous, but there are redeeming moments.
  6. 50
    Despite its name, Beautiful Girls is actually about a group of irritating, twenty-something males whose adolescent attitudes have remained with them well into adulthood.
  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: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  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
    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. 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 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. Collapse
  3. 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.
  4. Jan 16, 2015
    4
    OK so I cannot issue a full review as I stopped watching at 59 minutes in, had seen enough to realize my life did not need to waste a furtherOK so I cannot issue a full review as I stopped watching at 59 minutes in, had seen enough to realize my life did not need to waste a further 50 minutes watching this dated flick.

    Would I recommend, maybe in 1996,..then again most likely not ever.
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