Down & Out With the Dolls
Down & Out With the Dolls (2003)

Four young women are on the verge of becoming the new darlings of indie rock, if they don't kill each other first, in this independent comedy drama. Fauna (Zoe Poledouris) has been a minor fixture on the Portland, OR, indie rock scene… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 28, 2003
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

What the film lacks in production values, it makes up in authenticity and comic moxie, using real musicians in many key roles -- and they can actually play.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Like a good punk tune, the filmmaker's focused energy distracts from compositional flaws.

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Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

an assuredly made, unexpectedly poignant and hilarious feel-good flick, pitched somewhere between the goofy campiness of John Waters and the good-heartedness of Cameron Crowe

John Anderson

The movie's post-grunge Portland, Ore., quartet is almost laughably cliched -- which seems in direct opposition to the anti-authoritarian attitude of the movie.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A meritless and exasperating film experience, lacking any insight, drama or humor regarding its subject, the underground music scene.

Scott Weinberg

Taken at face-value and with no massive expectations, Dolls isn't a half-bad little indie.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

The music is sensational, the energy level high, and Down and Out With the Dolls is a wise and funny treat.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

A lot of the acting is amateurish, and most of the plot feels like a rehash of a rehash.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Part Singles, part Hype! and part Josie and the Pussycats, with a healthy dose of bad camerawork, bad lighting, and extremely bad acting.

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