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  • Summary: Compelled to join the workforce in London, an oddball Scottish girl fabricates and entire job history to help her secure a secretarial position at an auto company.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. 70
    Slight but charming comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Starts out on an exhilarating high but gradually loses steam, Janice Beard 45 WPM tries hard to overcome its inconsistency with relentless whimsy.
  3. As Janice, Eileen Walsh, an engaging, wide-eyed actress whose teeth are a little too big for her mouth, infuses the movie with much of its slender, glinting charm.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    50
    Playful and sentimental, with comic-book characterization and a half-orphaned, filially righteous head case, Janice Beard resembles a British "Amélie."
  5. Lively acting and an amiable comic atmosphere offer partial compensation for generally lackluster filmmaking.
  6. 40
    The plot's contrivances are uncomfortably strained, and ultimately your reaction to its featherweight story of love and serendipity will be determined by how charming you find the dithering, slack-jawed Janice.
  7. 25
    Incoherent, laugh-free comedy.

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