I have no clue how Lovely and Amazing got to the top of my queue, but I don't mind that it did. Nicole Holofcener has a knack for incisive female dialogue, though the same can't be said for the male end of it. Her stage direction may have a similar balance, as she gets amazing performances from Emily Mortimer and Raven Goodwyn in particular while what might be the poorest of Jake Gyllenhaal's career. The film uses crisp editing and strong pacing to entertainingly make up for what is an otherwise uninspiring plot that seems to have been written capriciously. This sort of patternless drifting makes for a more lifelike journey, but fails in any summative form of moral conclusiveness for the characters or the spectator (also like life!).
Most importantly, the film is never boring due to Holofcener's keen compositional awareness and temporal punctuality. A great date movie, a decent Ben 'n Jerry's-idle Tuesday movie.