Made-Up (2004)

Made-Up

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Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub adds the "director" hyphenate to his calling card with this labor of love, starring his wife, Brooke Adams, and written by his sister-in-law, Lynne Adams. Made-Up lightly parodies the reality-TV "makeover" craze as it tells the tale of Elizabeth (Brooke Adams), a middle-aged divorcée who agrees to be made over by her daughter Sara (Eva Amurri), a process which will be documented for eternity by her aspiring-filmmaker sister, Kate (Lynne Adams). A former actress … More

Rating: PG-13 (some sexual content)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Lynne Adams
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On DVD: Aug 30, 2005
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as Elizabeth James Tive...

as Kate James

as Sara Tivey

as Molly Avrums

as Max Hires

as Duncan Tivey
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A lot like Tammy Faye Bakker; you just know it has good intentions, but it ends up as a smeary facsimile of what it wants to be.

April 23, 2004
Detroit Free Press
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It wants, as Kate says about her documentary, to be a 'seminal work on beauty and aging.' But it wears like a gauzy romantic comedy.

Full Review… | March 12, 2004
Boston Globe
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A comedy with lots going on and with considerable depth and complexity.

Full Review… | February 5, 2004
Los Angeles Times
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It's hard to resist this family affair.

February 5, 2004
Rolling Stone
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Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the actual movie -- is a blur of undercooked motivations and halfhearted improv.

Full Review… | February 5, 2004
L.A. Weekly
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The rest of the cast spend so much time trying to avoid tripping over each other and the electric wires strewn all over the carpets that the suspension of disbelief becomes an increasingly strenuous chore.

Full Review… | January 29, 2004
New York Observer
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