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Me Without You Reviews

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October 24, 2003
It is always disappointing to me when I want to fall desperately in love with a film and can't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2003
finely crafted, finely written, exquisitely performed
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 15, 2003
A journey spanning nearly three decades of bittersweet camaraderie and history, in which we feel that we truly know what makes Holly and Marina tick, and our hearts go out to them as both continue to negotiate their imperfect, love-hate relationship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2002
The story and the friendship proceeds in such a way that you're watching a soap opera rather than a chronicle of the ups and downs that accompany lifelong friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 20, 2002
Although the film deserves some points for trying to describe the intensity of best-friendship between girls, it fails to make them interesting people.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2002
Feels like a late-baby-boomer family album.
September 13, 2002
Both illuminating and dispiriting.
September 2, 2002
Michelle Williams really proves herself here. She's terrific in what could become her breakout role from television's Dawson's Creek.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2002
A well-made and often lovely depiction of the mysteries of friendship.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2002
Love. Lust. Recrimination. Jealousy. Resolution. This British female friendship melodrama has them all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 23, 2002
Taken seriously, it's not much to think about, but taken as a dirtier version of other girlie films ... it's at least entertaining and sexy fun.
August 23, 2002
Goldbacher draws on an elegant visual sense and a talent for easy, seductive pacing ... but she and writing partner Laurence Coriat don't manage an equally assured narrative coinage.
August 23, 2002
As watchable as the film is throughout its first half, the plotting becomes more and more like a soap opera, and neither character is all that interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2002
You can't ignore the film's pungency as a cultural document and as a heartfelt testimony to the power struggles of best mates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 22, 2002
Mostly, [Goldbacher] just lets her complicated characters be unruly, confusing and, through it all, human.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2002
Something like a pint-sized, pitiable British version of 'Beaches' arch and obvious bit of soap opera twaddle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 17, 2002
'Me Without You is one-sided...[but] the film has a wonderful knack for capturing each decade's zeitgeist...'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 16, 2002
Me Without You has a bracing truth that's refreshing after the phoniness of female-bonding pictures like Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2002
There is no substitute for on-screen chemistry, and when Friel pulls the strings that make Williams sink into melancholia, the reaction in Williams is as visceral as a gut punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2002
...the story, like Ravel's Bolero, builds to a crescendo that encompasses many more paths than we started with.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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