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Made-Up Reviews

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April 23, 2004
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 26, 2004
Delivers billboard-sized messages about preconceptions of beauty and youth..., before the whole thing goes off the rails into a forced and humorless farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 25, 2004
Salvaged by one meta-read that carries some weight as Shalhoub, an Arab-American of Lebanese descent, directs a film about the ills of stereotyping based on appearance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2004
This tiresome movie feels too flimsy for the waters beyond the film festival circuit.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2004
It's a family affair that unfortunately looks too much like a feature-length home movie.
March 12, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2004
Droll... but too psychologically fuzzy to engender more than of-the-moment laughs, Made-Up ping-pongs from cultural satire to wan proclamations of 'sisterhood.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 6, 2004
Resorts to tired shtick and soap-opera-level tensions to drive its points home with all the subtlety of a brick flung through a window.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 6, 2004
The film wants to satirize both our fixation on appearances and reality filmmaking, but its strained humor and litany of cliches add little to either topic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
If Made-Up sounds all over the place, it is. And we don't suggest you follow.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 5, 2004
A comedy with lots going on and with considerable depth and complexity.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2004
It's hard to resist this family affair.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2004
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.
February 1, 2004
The few meaningful moments occasionally generated are all but engulfed by fussy, meaningless distraction and wandering trivialities
| Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2004
A fun, irresistibly charming movie.
January 30, 2004
Made-Up is a funny film that catches the different shades of beauty in the lives of a small cross-cut of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 29, 2004
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.
January 24, 2004
Both painfully self-indulgent and awkwardly self-conscious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2004
Shalhoub's direction is smart, the dialogue is tart and the Adams' family shares a palpable intimacy that translates directly onto the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2004
Mockumentaries aren't hard to come by, of course, but none of them have ever turned back on themselves like this one does.
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