Movies Like Lovely & Amazing

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Lovely & Amazing Reviews

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I can't think of a bad scene in the entire film.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 8, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Everyone's insecure in Lovely and Amazing, a poignant and wryly amusing film about mothers, daughters and their relationships.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 16, 2002
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

A brutal and funny work. Nicole Holofcenter, the insightful writer/director responsible for this illuminating comedy doesn't wrap the proceedings up neatly but the ideas tie together beautifully.

Full Review Source: Film Experience

November 11, 2002
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Brilliantly acted independent film with a terrific cast and a superb script that features perhaps what is destined to be the most talked-about scene of the year.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A startling film, beautifully crafted by a filmmaker with a hunger to tell the truth.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 4/4

October 15, 2002
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Transcends the 'chick flick' label with a touch so light and smart it never has to bother trying to win over your sympathies to either sex.

September 30, 2002
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

These are funny, real people who, for all their faults, never give up and never break down. They react with self-deprecating humor to all the woes in their lives. They truly are lovely and amazing, and so is this film.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: A-

September 18, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...sort of comes off like a Mike Leigh film absent the excoriating honesty

Full Review | Original Score: C+

September 12, 2002

By the end of it all I sort of loved the people onscreen, even though I could not stand them. Perhaps the film should be seen as a conversation starter. It's not an easy one to review.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 9, 2002
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This humorous probe into the lives of four members of an unusual family hits all the right body spots.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

August 24, 2002
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Well to the bitter end of the bittersweet spectrum, it labours under a strangely oppressive cloudy sky of emotional discontent.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/4

August 20, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Beautifully acted, especially by Catherine Keener, Lovely and Amazing is indeed a little lovely, a little amazing and completely satisfying.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A wonder, a quiet movie filled with subtle truths and scenes of power and authenticity.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: A

August 12, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This unassuming comedy-drama catches you off guard with its astute observations and detailed characters.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 12, 2002
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Darkly funny and affecting story.

| Original Score: 9/10

August 9, 2002

Part of the long, noble tradition (at least since the '90s) of talky, ensemble-driven American indies.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...intelligent and mature...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2002
Tom Dawson
BBC.com

Holofcener has crafted a comedy which acknowledges not just our neuroses about our bodies, but also the messy, ambivalent complexities of adult family relationships.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2002
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A fully-developed, superlative character study.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 27, 2002
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

[Holofcener's] keen ear for dialogue is a double-edged sword: All of her characters turn insightful, sometimes even fascinating, phrases. But they never shut up.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2002
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