Beautiful Girls
Beautiful Girls (1996)

A high-school reunion in a snowy New England town brings together a diverse band of former classmates. The reunion brings the characters' various relationship problems to a head, leading them through a dizzying series of affairs,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 3, 2001
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Critic Score
78%
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81%



Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A warm, thoughtful dramedy about male insecurity, Beautiful Girls is buoyed by an excellent cast - particularly Natalie Portman in a stunning early role.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Beautiful Girls is always in touch with reality but never drowned in it.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

It's the women who break the monotony of this dudes-in-flux saga...

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Darren Bignell
Empire Magazine

This film really succeeds with its warm treatment of ordinary hang-ups -- no life-shattering revelations or pain repressed since childhood, just the genuine, everyday trials of life.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

This startlingly uneventful compendium of thick-headed boy-talk and female tolerance squanders a fine cast on incredibly ordinary characters and situations.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In a relationship that skirts bad taste, Hutton and Portman make tender movie magic, giving this big-screen spin on Friends its only moments of true romantic yearning.

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Natalie Portman, as a 13-year-old on whom Hutton develops a strangely affecting crush, is a delight.

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Time Out

Women may be unimpressed, but men will squirm with recognition.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

The dialogue isn't the only problem with Beautiful Girls. The characters are bad, too.

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Film4

Demme's conversational film is about the gaping chasm between what men say and what they feel. It may not tell us anything new, but its eloquence is quietly rewarding.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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"<b>Beautiful Girls</b> is my kind of movie. It has a great cast, a smart script, and it's funny. I love Rosie O'Donnell. I think… More
Jennifer Xu
Natalie Portman is the only person that would make a quasi-romance with a 40-year-old seem somewhat appealing.
Alice Shen
The first time I saw this movie, I LOVED IT. The second time, I thought it was just okay, maybe even a little below okay. Perhaps, due to the lack of… More
Cassie Hill
Fairly decent but kind of odd.
Red Lats
This would qualify for my teen angst movies, except it is 20's angst. Six small-town guys are in town for a school reunion, and all are in various… More
Dean McKenna
Another rueful comedy about commitment-shy twentysomething men and the women who are too good for them. Scott Rosenberg's script takes a condescending view… More