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Isn't She Great Reviews

December 14, 2006
The most notable aspect of this trashy (but unenjoyable) biopic of Jacquleine Susann, Valley of the Doll's best-selling author, is its running time (93 minutes); Bette Midler and Nathan Lane give two of their worst and broadest performances.
Read More | Original Score: D
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The script plays like a series of sketches, some too thin and some broadly overdone.
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't know what to make of their overblown subject.
January 1, 2000
Isn't She Great is so bland and sentimental, it makes trash seem boring.
January 1, 2000
Leaves an unintentional unpleasant aftertaste.
January 1, 2000
The 'She' in the comedy Isn't She Great is Jacqueline Susann, and the joke is that she isn't.
January 1, 2000
Lane's sweetness, his naughty wiliness and his dapper charm all make his performance wonderful to watch.
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
Amusing, light entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A disappointingly small effort.
January 1, 2000
A sluggish, joyless attempt at comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Colorful and fun and has some good laughs.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is a stinker, but it's not an enjoyable stinker.
January 1, 2000
A wannabe satire shackled by misplaced reverence.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Here is a movie that needed great trash, great sex and great gossip, and at all the crucial moments Susann is talking to a tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Isn't She Great is an oxymoron.
Full Review | Original Score: F
January 1, 2000
What's not there is the ability to stitch together the light tone of screwball comedy with the uncomfortable business of real biography.
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
A surprisingly warm and engaging entertainment.
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
If you're looking for laughs, give Valley of the Dolls another read instead.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5