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Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9

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  1. GlynnH
    Jul 8, 2005
    I thought this was a great movie. I found it to be very touching as well as very funny. It had me in tears from laughter and from the emotion. Minnie Driver won me over with this movie. I rewatch it at least once a month and my love for it never waivers. It is, if you will forgive me, a "Beautiful" movie.
  2. KylieA.
    Jul 30, 2002
    I thought it had great music, and a funny plot. The rest of you who panned it are middle aged single people with no lives.
  3. MarceloC.
    Feb 18, 2005
    I really liked this movie. You need to be a beauty pageant expert to understand the story. There are many women in the world who would actually do those things and more to become beauty queens. I personally love this movie.
  4. MichelleB.
    Apr 14, 2003
    I love this movie ,all these people who don't like it don't understand it shes a round character and she changed people change over small events whether you believe it or not(im commenting on one person who said that she changed quickly)

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  1. 30
    Sally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
  2. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    Beautiful is a mess, but not without interest.