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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
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
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 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 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
Anything but unpredictable, but it is a pleasant, good-natured picture that struggles, gallantly if vainly, to recapture the style and sensibility of a studio musical on the severely limited budget of an independent film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2003
It succeeds because it dares to take its people and their dreams seriously, with a gently humorous affection, instead of merely sending them up, and because it clearly is taking place in the Manhattan of here and now and not in some vague time warp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 11, 2003
If this is such a cheesy, derivative movie, why did I watch it twice with such delight?
November 7, 2003
a modest plea to revive the genre
| Original Score: 3.5/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 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 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+
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