|Destination Films | Release Date: September 29, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Unfortunately, whenever Beautiful threatens to work as parody, it veers uncomfortably into pop psychology.
To do this kind of satire successfully, you need the kind of merciless and unrelenting wit of films such as Gus Van Sant's "To Die For" or John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor."
Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.
SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
Rarely does a movie go so thoroughly wrong in so many ways.
The tame, confused script eventually sinks the film, although Field shows skill directing actors.
The trouble starts with the script, and it doesn't end there.
Spends its first three-quarters confronting us with one of the most dislikable characters in recent memory.
Beautiful it ain't, but it is kind of cute.
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