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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.


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  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. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Desmond Ryan
    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."
  3. This film's wise and compassionate view is that, for many young women of limited opportunities, winning a beauty contest represents their best hope.
  4. 30
    Sally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
  5. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Sara Wildberger
    The trouble starts with the script, and it doesn't end there.
  6. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    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
    Minnie Driver as a Miss America contestant? Be serious...maybe as a dog show contestant.

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