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Lovely, Still Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 10, 2010
Fackler's patronizing debut reduces a lifetime of experience into a collection of senior citizen stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 9, 2010
A poignant primer on making the most of a last chance at romance!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
September 10, 2010
If you're old enough to pluck gray hairs, you may find yourself rubbing away a few tears.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2009
The chemistry between the two of them is so beautiful and the astonishing poignancy of the final scene, done with all of just one line of dialogue is applause-worthy in and of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 10, 2010
For Fackler, Lovely, Still remains an impressive first step towards another directing project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2008
...[Martin Landau's] stirring portrayal is ultimately the most consistently captivating element within the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 23, 2010
It seems too much at first, but Fackler's up to something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 10, 2010
Will hit home with anyone who has had to struggle with the most difficult aspects of aging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 7, 2010
A haunting duet for two great actors who haven't lost a step and have gained the most exquisite lyricism.
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.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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