Me Without You Reviews
January 11, 2021
Writer-director Sandra Goldbacher's 2001 feature Me Without You... serves as further evidence for the kind of actress Williams was to become.
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.
August 30, 2002
A well-made and often lovely depiction of the mysteries of friendship.
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.
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.
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.
August 9, 2002
It is to Goldbacher's credit that the film, while hardly short on confrontation, never resorts to one of those melodramatic laundry-airings in which all resentments and betrayals can be traced back to a singular incident and healed with a hug.
August 8, 2002
Holly and Marina may not always be good for each other, but together they tell us a great deal about people who need each other -- a group that ultimately includes all of us.
August 2, 2002
Goldbacher ... is most adept at visual storytelling, capturing intimate moments with breathtaking acuity.
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.
July 21, 2002
Offers a clear-eyed chronicle of a female friendship that is more complex and honest than anything represented in a Hollywood film.
July 18, 2002
A chick movie? Well, yes, but it's a whole lot cooler than that one with the Ya-Ya's in the title.
July 18, 2002
Approval and ultimate happiness are weighted so clearly in Holly's favor that the game's rigging becomes tiresome. But Williams and Friel throw themselves wholeheartedly into emotional fits of competitive sisterhood.
July 12, 2002
Goldbacher gives us a sense of a real friendship, strained by the need of both women to mature, and embraces the emotional messiness of growing up.