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Lovely & Amazing Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: B

January 27, 2013
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Mature story about relationships and family.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Blake French
Filmcritic.com

Seldom do movies create focus through spontaneity, but Lovely & Amazing feeds on surprise

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 2, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I thought the entire movie was a good message of how self-image can make a woman feel inferior and deprecating in a shallow heartless world.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

This serio-comic family portrait about self-absorption, self-esteem and family dynamics is excellently acted but more blatantly offbeat than dramatic.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Actresses beware. Catherine Keener is quietly cornering the market on self-assured, sharp-tongued feminism.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 14, 2007
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine

Who'd have thought spending 90 minutes with a bunch of neurotic women could be such fun? An intelligent, unassuming drama that's never less than enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Observed without corny resolutions and paced to allow for reflection, the film is understated but spot on.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

I can't imagine why a guy would go to this movie. That is, unless he talks to me or some other guy who has seen it. Because it's one of the best films I've seen this year.

Full Review Source: tonymedley.com | Original Score: 6/10

October 7, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Captures the body-image insecurities of women while delving more than skin-deep into her characters' psyches.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

June 25, 2004
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

As in Walking and Talking, her comic lament on the evils that brides do to their maids of honor, [Nicole] Holofcener strikes a careful balance between distaff divertissement and stark, semiautobiographical realism.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

May 19, 2004
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Not long enough to be a 'message movie', but insightful enough to hold our attention while exploring the lives of these characters.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

March 2, 2004
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

There are a lot of deeper issues in this film that most films don't focus and it's a credit to Holofcener that she brings it out.

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com

May 13, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

After this, you'd like to think that the studios might let Holofcener turn her attention to a few more US TV shows. They need talents like her.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2003
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

A refreshing reminder that not every movie about women must be a hollow, empty, self-indulgent 'chick flick.'

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3/4

January 28, 2003
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

"Lovely and Amazing is a story about real people. These people are insecure about their lives. They aren't convinced that there's some inner beauty about them. They see themselves as I suspect most people do, mostly for the flaws. However, these are still

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 4/4

January 10, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A film I enjoyed, but not necessarily for exemplary artistic merit.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 10, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Another one of those estrogen overdose movies like "Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood," except that the writing, acting and character development are a lot better.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

December 16, 2002

All of us wish we could feel we are lovely & amazing, if only to one person. It's about this wish, and about how we prevent it as well.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

December 14, 2002
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
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

"Lovely and Amazing" is about real people. Its characters are human, with all that implies.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)

October 15, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 19, 2002
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