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Standard Time (Anything But Love) Reviews

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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
October 18, 2003
Isabel Rose has talent and moxie, rising above the mixed material of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 4, 2003
Ends up little more than a vanity piece for Rose and an exercise in style over substance for Cary.
November 11, 2003
Well points for trying, thumbs down for me.
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
[Rose] isn't enough of a draw to make the formula worth recycling.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2003
The results are earnest but completely resistable, more borscht-belt Cabaret than My Big Fat New York Tryout.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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 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 21, 2003
[An] ungainly little movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 11, 2003
A schmaltz-laden romantic comedy peppered with a few uninteresting musical fantasy sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 7, 2003
Features lush arrangements and lovely singing by co-scripter and star Isabel Rose, but never quite comes to life on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 14, 2003
This stylized romantic comedy offers limited, largely synthetic rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 13, 2003
[Rose] has little presence as an actress ... and her unremarkable voice seems better suited for singing corporate jingles than the Great American Songbook.
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
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 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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