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Standard Time (Anything But Love) Reviews

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April 9, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 9, 2004
Obvious, but sweet-tempered and lovingly put together enough to generally trump such shortcomings. For fans of breezy, feel-good fare only.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 31, 2003
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.
December 11, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2003
The script, co-written by Rose with director Robert Cary, is flatfooted in the extreme, lacking any comic value or real human insight.
December 4, 2003
Ends up little more than a vanity piece for Rose and an exercise in style over substance for Cary.
November 25, 2003
It's a good indie movie that's perfect for couples, and you won't be embarrassed to take mom along, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2003
[An] ungainly little movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 19, 2003
The filmmaking pales when compared with the classic elements of 1950s and early '60s romantic musicals to which it pays homage.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2003
This stylized romantic comedy offers limited, largely synthetic rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 14, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 14, 2003
The script is a sappy '40s melodrama transported into the 21st century, where it just creaks.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 14, 2003
This is a micro-budgeted tribute to Hollywood musicals of the '40s and '50s that's all the more endearing for its flaws.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2003
[T]he wonderful standards soundtrack can't disguise the lack of chemistry between Rose and either of her leading men...
November 13, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2003
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.
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