Lovely, Still Reviews

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November 16, 2019
Magical, memorable, tender, sweet and filled with love, Lovely Still is, quite simply, absolutely lovely.
June 2, 2011
Don't be put off by the golden-hued, overly saccharine opening to this seemingly twee December (in both senses of the word) romance, because it hides a final quarter that packs an emotional wallop.
October 15, 2010
It concerns an older man, alone during the holidays, who unexpectedly finds love. It also features two strong performances from veteran actors Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn.
October 15, 2010
There are moments during Lovely, Still when it feels like you're trapped with Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn in a kitschy musical Christmas snowglobe that someone keeps shaking.
October 15, 2010
The performances from Landau and Burstyn are gobsmacking, and while there's nothing truly unexpected or surprising in the story, these two keep you watching regardless.
October 14, 2010
The places where Fackler has problems or allows things to get a tad too sentimental are smoothed over by the unmatched skills of the effortlessly superb Burstyn and Landau.
September 23, 2010
It seems too much at first, but Fackler's up to something.
September 11, 2010
A couple . . . who can still prove that true love never dies--only if love can survive this heavy-handed dose of sentimentality landing on it.
September 10, 2010
For Fackler, Lovely, Still remains an impressive first step towards another directing project.
September 10, 2010
There's nothing minor about the central performances in this film, even if they're in the pursuit of something that just doesn't quite work overall.
September 10, 2010
Will hit home with anyone who has had to struggle with the most difficult aspects of aging.
September 10, 2010
If you're old enough to pluck gray hairs, you may find yourself rubbing away a few tears.
September 10, 2010
Fackler's patronizing debut reduces a lifetime of experience into a collection of senior citizen stereotypes.
September 9, 2010
A poignant primer on making the most of a last chance at romance!
Top Critic
September 8, 2010
Mr. Landau invests each move with sincerity and directness, and with her flawless skin and ageless smile, Ms. Burstyn still has the candlelit sweetness of spun sugar. Even in a disappointing film, watching her is indeed lovely, still.
September 7, 2010
A haunting duet for two great actors who haven't lost a step and have gained the most exquisite lyricism.
September 7, 2010
Call Lovely, Still life-affirming if you must, but its uplift is designed less to reassure than to honor the difficult process of how we deal when faced with the loss of those we have loved.
September 6, 2010
Unlike Sarah Polley's superior kindred spirit Away from Her, Lovely, Still's portrait of late-life love is excruciatingly shallow and phony.
August 28, 2010
It was Bette Davis who said 'growing old ain't for sissies.' And this film reiterates that notion from which no human being lucky enough to survive that long is exempt, framing old age as perhaps the greatest superhero screen manifestation of all.
October 11, 2009
Lovely, Still made me feel sorry for its venerable stars, despite my fondness for their legacies and my gratitude for their committed best efforts through most of the film.
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