Everybody's Famous! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Everybody's Famous! Reviews

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
July 18, 2001
A sprightly, entertaining film, but one in which the satire is neutralized for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
July 16, 2001
A highly entertaining escape even for those of us who are already oversaturated with entertainment.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 16, 2001
The charming Everybody's Famous is more than a little predictable and not particularly realistic - but that shouldn't seriously discourage anyone looking for light summer fun with a Flemish accent.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Loren King
Boston Globe
July 16, 2001
A likable satire on celebrity, Flemish-style, it is no less pointed than its American counterparts, just a lot less pompous.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 16, 2001
A movie that aspires to be Muriel's Wedding and can't muster the proper wacky fraudulence to achieve that goal is a sad spectacle indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 14, 2001
a good-hearted crowd-pleaser
Full Review | Original Score: B
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
July 13, 2001
[Director] Deruddere never condescends to the characters--as foolish as they may be, she respects them and sympathizes with them and so do we.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 12, 2001
The more you lower your expectations, the more you'll learn to laugh.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 12, 2001
Knows the price of success and the value of family.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
July 12, 2001
A crowd-pleaser, content to serve a little meat along with the sweets.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
July 6, 2001
Too gooey at the center to rate as a satire.
| Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
July 6, 2001
If you spend too much time pondering pesky points like predictability and implausibility, you might overlook the film's fluffy sweetness and charm.
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David Germain
Associated Press
July 6, 2001
Deruddere seems intent on indicting the television culture for promoting unrealistic hopes of stardom, but the film ultimately embraces the medium as a means of self-fulfillment.
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
July 6, 2001
A wonderful down-to-earth cast does absurd things which ring entirely true.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 5, 2001
This pathetic shaggy-dog tale is a picture only a mother could love.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 5, 2001
Sweet, silly, not-bad.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Dave White
IFilm
July 5, 2001
It's exactly the kind of artless, Indiewood snuggle-fest that wants audiences to buy tickets as if they've never seen a 'feel-good' movie before.
Frank Lovece
TV Guide
July 5, 2001
De Pauw's tragic and utterly human Jean pulls you in and holds the tale together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
July 5, 2001
Its arc is as easy to forecast as its soundtrack is tiresome.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2001
A hearty mainstream comedy with a sharp satirical edge balanced with just enough sentimentality to send audiences home happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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