Isn't She Great - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Isn't She Great Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The story's structure is unspontaneous and utterly common.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
There are plenty of funny lines to keep the audience laughing ("I don't trust psychiatrists. They nap.") and lots of outrageous outfits for Midler to wear.
January 1, 2000
Isn't She Great is so bland and sentimental, it makes trash seem boring.
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly warm and engaging entertainment.
January 1, 2000
A disappointingly small effort.
January 1, 2000
The movie is a stinker, but it's not an enjoyable stinker.
January 1, 2000
Burt Bacharach is an inspired, period-perfect choice to compose the film's score, which deftly echoes the music, and in particular, the theme song of the Valley of the Dolls movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Probably a bad idea from the beginning, and nothing in this movie convinces us otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Isn't She Great is a fatal blend of soppy bathos and wacky humor.
January 1, 2000
Bergman, whose comic timing can be brilliant, is way off his game this time.
January 1, 2000
Neither Midler nor director Bergman are able to navigate the queasy shifts from camp cartoon to bathos, as Susann sputters in denial over her cancer and autistic son.
January 1, 2000
The movie's supporting characters are barely worth notice.
January 1, 2000
Jacqueline Susann has not been brought back to life by Isn't She Great. Nor has Bette Midler, acting her, returned to life as a film star.
January 1, 2000
Only funny if you enjoy going out and paying for the kind of comedy writing you can stay at home and get free on sitcoms.
January 1, 2000
Screenwriter Paul Rudnick supplies brittle, funny dialogue that also works dramatically, because the main characters are all grade-A hams, relishing every zinger.
January 1, 2000
By the end, it's frustratingly clear that everyone involved wanted to avoid sending any audience member home feeling bad or thinking that Susann, or at least Midler, was anything but great.
January 1, 2000
Very funny!
January 1, 2000
Colorful and fun and has some good laughs.
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't know what to make of their overblown subject.
January 1, 2000
The 'She' in the comedy Isn't She Great is Jacqueline Susann, and the joke is that she isn't.
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