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Nothing Special (2011)





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Louise (Julia Garcia Combs) is an insurance underwriter living in Los Angeles with her mother, May (Karen Black), who has recently been evicted from her Section 8 apartment after the building was condemned. May's shaky grip on her emotions begins to loosen when she becomes aware of the close relationship between Louise and her trailblazing boss, Catherine (Barbara Bain), whom Louise admires and adores. Catherine is secretly fighting cancer and has an estranged relationship with her own daughter, and reaches out to Louise as a surrogate. At the same time, Catherine is pushing Louise to accept a big promotion, which will compel Louise to relocate to New York. Things heat up when May and Catherine meet by chance on Mothers' Day and an alarming confrontation ensues. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Nothing Special

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Artificiality prevents this trite mother-daughter dramedy from hitting home.

November 21, 2011 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Badly paced, ineptly written and filled with superfluous moments, the film is further hindered by awkward performances.

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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A raggedly charming indie with a strong central performance by Julia Garcia Combs amid a story set in a (literally) crazy Hollywood.

November 11, 2011 | Full Review…
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Anyone who has ever lived the truth of the old adage "you can't choose your relatives" won't want to miss Angela Garcia Combs' d├ębut feature film.

November 16, 2011 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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