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  • Summary: Andrew Bergman's campy biopic about Jacqueline Susann (Midler), the struggling acress of stage and screen who quit acting to write her first novel, the enormously successful and salacious "Valley of the Dolls."
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 16 out of 34
  1. 75
    Isn't great, but it's an enjoyable if overly discreet and romanticized look at a long-vanished show-business world.
  2. 70
    A cupcake of a movie, a sweet and lightweight little thing that's all but served up in a ruffled paper cup.
  3. 40
    Aspires to be both stylish and coarse, camp and vulgar -- which is pretty much how Bette Midler plays it.
  4. 25
    Just plain bad. Really, really bad.
  5. If it were the last videotape available in the only video store in the remotest corner of Alaska, I'd take one last slug of Jack Daniels and start walking directly into the howling snows.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 31, 2014
    3
    Despite Bette Midler giving her all, the film was overtly bland and not amusing. Something simply was missing from Isn't She Great... and itDespite Bette Midler giving her all, the film was overtly bland and not amusing. Something simply was missing from Isn't She Great... and it was missing for the entire film. Expand

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