Made-Up Reviews

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.
February 5, 2004
A comedy with lots going on and with considerable depth and complexity.
February 5, 2004
It's hard to resist this family affair.
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.
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.
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.
September 20, 2003
The filmmakers do a fine job of focusing on the difficulties of aging in a youth-obsessed culture.
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'.
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.
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.
August 7, 2002
A witty coming-of-middle-age comedy with hilarious performances by first-time director Tony Shalhoub and wife Brooke Adams.