Without the bawdiness and irony of the Doris Day tribute Down With Love, Anything but Love will also bring to mind the comedies of Judy Holliday.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Obvious, but sweet-tempered and lovingly put together enough to generally trump such shortcomings. For fans of breezy, feel-good fare only.
| Original Score: C+
All the quirky characters feel as familiar and comfortable as the supporting cast in your own life, even when it comes to the irritating ones.
An appealing, low-budget musical cowritten by and starring Isabel Rose as Billie, whose pluck and talent are tonic -- if as shopworn as her thrift-store threads.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The script, co-written by Rose with director Robert Cary, is flatfooted in the extreme, lacking any comic value or real human insight.
Ends up little more than a vanity piece for Rose and an exercise in style over substance for Cary.
It's a good indie movie that's perfect for couples, and you won't be embarrassed to take mom along, too.
| Original Score: 3/4
To borrow a word from another American standard, Anything but Love, is hardly unforgettable. But if you're looking for the movie equivalent of comfort food, then there's something to dig into here.
| Original Score: 2/4
[An] ungainly little movie.
Filmed in the colors of newborn Technicolor, plotted as a tribute to the conventions of Hollywood romance, filled with standard songs, it's by and for people who love those kinds of movies.
The earnest, low-budget indie Anything But Love isn't quite the movie you'd like it to be, but it provides some kicks, nonetheless.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The filmmaking pales when compared with the classic elements of 1950s and early '60s romantic musicals to which it pays homage.
It all comes off with the crowd-pleasing potential of another My Big Fat Greek Wedding, albeit one starved of much of the wit and outrageous ethnic color.
This stylized romantic comedy offers limited, largely synthetic rewards.
From the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, that wouldn't be so bad, but when we've been summoned to the cinema, we expect something more.
| Original Score: C
This is a micro-budgeted tribute to Hollywood musicals of the '40s and '50s that's all the more endearing for its flaws.
The script is a sappy '40s melodrama transported into the 21st century, where it just creaks.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
[T]he wonderful standards soundtrack can't disguise the lack of chemistry between Rose and either of her leading men...
A low-budget valentine to big-budget Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s, this affectionate homage to dreamy movie romances is a sweet-natured charmer in its own right.
| Original Score: 3/5
The thin story -- a 32-year-old woman who lives at home with Mom, sings in the bar at an airport motel, and lives in a fantasy world of musicals -- feels less romantic than pathetic.