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Made-Up Reviews

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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
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
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 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.
January 22, 2004
This smart, deceptively modest comedy about female beauty is full of genuine surprises and odd, improvised moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 20, 2003
The filmmakers do a fine job of focusing on the difficulties of aging in a youth-obsessed culture.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2003
It made me want to get made-up and go see this movie with my sisters. I thought the relationships were wonderful, the comedy was funny, and the love 'real'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2003
While it doesn't expose any new truths about the problems posed by reaching middle age, it reflects wisely on the truths that already exist.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 18, 2002
Made-Up lampoons the moviemaking process itself, while shining a not particularly flattering spotlight on America's skin-deep notions of pulchritude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2002
A witty coming-of-middle-age comedy with hilarious performances by first-time director Tony Shalhoub and wife Brooke Adams.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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