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Queen of the Lot (2010)

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22

Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 7

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Maverick indie filmmaker Henry Jaglom moves from the sweet poignancy of his 2009 Irene in Time to knowing Hollywood satire with this romantic comedy that finds him teaming with actress Tanna Frederick for the third time. Frederick portrays Maggie Chase, a B-list star who longs to find love and fulfillment and achieve household-name status, but must contend with twin products of her wild behavior: a court-ordered electronic ankle bracelet and temporary house arrest. Fortunately, Maggie has a team

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Drama, Comedy

May 1, 2011

$0.2M

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (10)

Mocking Tinseltown is a pretty exhausted subject, and even Jaglom, a genuine insider, has a hard time making it fresh.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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The best response is a big sigh.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Very little in it suggests that Jaglom has changed. But I liked it. He might have been a visionary after all.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Juggling love story, jewel heist, suicide and a hilarious 12-step meeting, Mr. Jaglom displays his usual loosey-goosey style and insider wit.

December 3, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A sloppy vanity project ... rambling and toothless...

December 3, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Jaglom can craft a scene and stage organic conversations, but if his saps and suckers never wander beyond a hermetic view of the real world, then so what?

December 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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By the end of the film, I just felt sorry for Frederick and wondered if another director might be able to find a way to showcase her better.

December 10, 2010 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Josef von Sternberg had Marlene Dietrich. George Cukor had Katharine Hepburn. Henry Jaglom has, uh, Tanna Frederick.

December 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A provocative and funny satire that's somewhat uneven, awkward and contrived. Tanna Frederick once again proves to be a sexy, charismatic and immensely talented actress.

November 30, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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Co-opting claims of having created an insufferable lead character, Jaglom includes a meta-moment in which Maggie uncovers a quote from real-life Boston Globe critic Ty Burr.

November 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

This wonderful character-driven film about a young woman who, with every fiber of her being, wants to be famous is funny, touching and oh-so romantic.

November 18, 2010 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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