Lovely & Amazing

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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics What's this?

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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  • Summary: This finely observed comedy is an intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses. (Lions Gate)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    Here is a movie that knows its women, listens to them, doesn't give them a pass, allows them to be real: It's a rebuke to the shallow "Ya-Ya Sisterhood."
  2. Like the best of personal, independent cinema -- it is both marvelously observed and completely individual. There is no film like this film, and that is something you don't hear every day.
  3. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    80
    Lovely & Amazing goes to the heart -- and face, and skin -- of a subject that's sure to ring true with women, and may even educate men.
  4. Watching Lovely and Amazing is like coming into a long-running, well-written television series where you've missed the first half-dozen episodes and probably won't see the next six.
  5. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    75
    By turns cheerful, funny and melancholy, and at all times honest, Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing stands out in the current run of ensemble women's films.
  6. 75
    Delivers a surprising, moving portrait of contemporary womanhood.
  7. 50
    Holofcenere genuinely wants to make pictures that plug into an audience's need for intimate contemporary comedies. But she doesn't do enough to quench that thirst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. TNgo
    Nov 23, 2005
    10
    It's just a beautiful film. Only a woman can write and direct this particular film - and I mean that as a compliment. I look forward to It's just a beautiful film. Only a woman can write and direct this particular film - and I mean that as a compliment. I look forward to Nicole Holofcener's next work. Expand
  2. MichaelF.
    Jun 29, 2002
    8
    It's a very good indie. It's depressing and funny. Keener is great at being a bitch and a half as usual. Emily Mortimer is It's a very good indie. It's depressing and funny. Keener is great at being a bitch and a half as usual. Emily Mortimer is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY cute and is very good too. It is your typical indie, 13 Conversations About One Thing is slightly similar but better. Very Good and great performances from a very good script. Collapse

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