Beautiful Girls Reviews

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January 29, 2016
Does "Beautiful Girls" philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a Counting Crows lyric from "Mr. Jones?" Maybe not. But there's a barroom eloquence, bottle-bottomed anxiety and stumblebum sadness to it that lingers in its bones.
August 20, 2010
This film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups -- no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life.
November 27, 2009
Beautiful Girls is always in touch with reality but never drowned in it.
November 27, 2009
Natalie Portman, as a 13-year-old on whom Hutton develops a strangely affecting crush, is a delight.
November 27, 2009
Demme's conversational film is about the gaping chasm between what men say and what they feel. It may not tell us anything new, but its eloquence is quietly rewarding.
April 29, 2009
Natalie Portman steals all the scenes with Timothy Hutton and lights up the movie...
March 26, 2009
This startlingly uneventful compendium of thick-headed boy-talk and female tolerance squanders a fine cast on incredibly ordinary characters and situations.
April 4, 2006
Ted Demme's coming of age tale is about guys in their 20s who refuse or are unable to mature, which might explain why the most captivating relationship is between Timothy Hutton and the 13-year-old Natalie Portman.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Women may be unimpressed, but men will squirm with recognition.
November 29, 2005
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September 2, 2004
A film about relationships and growing older that's funny and smart.
August 4, 2004
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January 13, 2004
Not a whole lot goes on, but what does go on is engaging enough to merit a look.
December 5, 2003
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