Beautiful Girls Reviews
Willie (Timothy Hutton) is at a crossroads with his career going nowhere as a musician and his relationship stuck due to his commitment phobia. He decides to comeback to his hometown to attend his high school reunion while catching up on his old friends Tommy (Matt Dillon), Mo (Noah Emmerich) and Paul (Michael Rapaport) each going through different phases in their life and relationships. When Willie thinks nothing could go any worse, he falls for a 13 year old Marty (Natalie Portman)
There is a wicked sense of humor here commonly not associated with movies of that era. While the director treasures and elevates some key moments, also tries to keep it a little lighter and borderline quirky. What this movie required was not great performances but spontaneous ones and gets plenty of them from the able cast, especially little Natalie Portman. The background score could have been better except for the irritatingly catchy opening song which is used extensively throughout the movie. There is a little lull somewhere before the last quarter part of the movie, but picks up quite well leading to a predictable yet well executed finish.
A rare male perspective romantic comedy with a superb spontaneous ensemble performance
A group of middle aged buddies in small town upstate New York haven't done much with their life since graduating high school. They still hang out at the local bar, hook up with the local ladies, and fail to settle down or understand why they can't. As their high school reunion approaches, several of the fellas decide it's time to make something of themselves.
"He's into male contraceptives, which is good for a change."
Ted Demme, director of Blow, Life, The Ref, Who's the Man, Monument Ave, and episodes of the television series Yo! MTV Raps, delivers Beautiful Girls. The storyline for this picture is perfectly done and I loved all the characters, the script, the interaction between characters, and the acting. I thought it all fit together perfectly. The cast is awesome in this film and contains Uma Thurman, Natalie Portman, Matt Dillon, Rosie O'Donnell, Timothy Hutton, Lauren Holly, Michael Rapaport, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Mira Sorvino.
"You've been eating retard sandwiches again."
I grabbed this off Netflix because it stars my all time favorite actress, Natalie Portman. I had also heard very positive things about this picture from a friend. I honestly couldn't believe how much I was compelled by this film. There was some great lines and fantastic character development in this film. I would honestly consider buying this.
"They're all sisters."