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Uptown Girls Reviews

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November 7, 2012
The sheer charisma of the performances - from a screwball Murphy and a caustic Fanning - manages to float a sentimental script that frequently fizzes where it should pop.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2010
A lame, predictable comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 7, 2010
Fanning practically dares the audience to throw sharp objects at the screen with her thoroughly obnoxious performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2009
Brought down with emotional manipulation, melodrama, and just a bi-polar mood.
February 28, 2004
horribly misguided
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
January 9, 2004
'El resultado es bastante mediocre, pues la cinta es bastante predecible y francamente aburrida'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 4, 2004
...an incredibly formulaic setup that would be more at home in a made-for-TV movie starring Patricia Heaton and that little girl from Seventh Heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 2, 2004
Whether you buy Uptown Girls or not will depend on whether you're willing to go along with its utterly contrived and formulaic plot.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
December 31, 2003
What communicative compromise is there [for Yakin] to go from personal, gritty and well-made films, to such a vapid commercial plea?
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 7, 2003
Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning can't rise above a weak script in this riches-to-rags tale; "Uptown" is low-rent.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 26, 2003
Though I found Mr. Yakin's direction unexpectedly imaginative, and the script often incongruously subtle, I couldn't get into the spirit of all the whimsy, the reason being the surprising lack of charm in the two leads.
September 10, 2003
It is a confusing experience-a film unsure of what it wants to be
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 6, 2003
If you're a fan of treacly, superficial stories about completely unlikable people forming friendships, or if you like pratfalls, then this is the movie for you.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2003
While the movie hits on a bunch of emotional topics, the dialogue veers into the mawkish far more than necessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2003
The ending is so forced that it betrays the movie's potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 25, 2003
In truth, this isn't nearly as bad as it sounds. Fanning is really good and Murphy gives as good as she gets.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2003
Like an evil, terrifying version of The Odd Couple.
August 21, 2003
Can two over-pampered but fundamentally lonely persons of the blonde female persuasion bond meaningfully with each other while shopping?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 21, 2003
Yakin shuns caricature. His affection for all his feckless characters, even Fanning's narcissistic mom (Heather Locklear), is evident.
August 21, 2003
Combine two mannered performances with a script intent on achieving maximum cuteness, and you've got one wince-inducing sugar rush.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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