Isn't She Great
Isn't She Great (2000)

Jacqueline Susann spent a long career on the edges of show business as an actress and model, but it never really paid off until she quit acting to write her first novel. Valley of the Dolls was a proudly sleazy potboiler that sold 26… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bland material produces entirely forgettable comic performances.

Emanuel Levy

The most notable aspect of this trashy (but unenjoyable) biopic of Jacquleine Susann, Valley of the Doll's best-selling author, is its running time (93 minutes); Bette Midler and Nathan Lane give two of their worst and broadest performances.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The filmmakers don't know what to make of their overblown subject.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Midler's character is empty, boring, selfish.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Colorful and fun and has some good laughs.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is a movie that needed great trash, great sex and great gossip, and at all the crucial moments Susann is talking to a tree.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Every joke and every scene collapses and blows away before it's finished.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The movie is a stinker, but it's not an enjoyable stinker.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A surprisingly warm and engaging entertainment.

James Sanford
James Sanford on Film

gives its heroine all the rough edges of a throw pillow... Susann couldn't write sentiment convincingly and neither can Rudnick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Sunil Jawahir
Interesting for the pop culture history but otherwise not so great.
Robert Fearon
Not the screaming camp-fest I expected. Most of the time I was feeling really bad for Jaquie. The best scene was when she cracked it at God.