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Me Without You Reviews

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July 5, 2002
If only the story had been shaped with discipline, subtlety and restraint.
Full Review
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
July 2, 2002
It's hard to believe that a relationship like Holly and Marina's could survive the hothouse emotions of teendom, and its longevity gets more inexplicable as the characterizations turn more crassly reductive.
July 5, 2002
The kind of chick flick that gives chick flicks a bad name.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 9, 2002
Flat, but with a revelatory performance by Michelle Williams.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2002
It's too long, too repetitive, and takes way too many years to resolve to be a total winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 9, 2002
The characters, cast in impossibly contrived situations, are totally estranged from reality.
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
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
July 12, 2002
The superficial story never seems to have more on its mind that the costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 11, 2002
Ponderous, plodding soap opera disguised as a feature film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 11, 2002
The screenplay fails to generate any real sympathy for Holly or Marina once they have passed adolescence.
July 12, 2002
A toxic friendship is examined over the course of two decades and then, contrary to all on-screen evidence, is endorsed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
There are several problems with the development of the narrative. Most important is the unequal allocation of audience sympathy between Marina and Holly.
August 18, 2002
Something like a pint-sized, pitiable British version of 'Beaches'...an arch and obvious bit of soap opera twaddle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
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.
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
October 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2002
It's difficult to see why they even like each other.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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