Picture Me: A Model's Diary
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Picture Me: A Model's Diary
Picture Me, a raw and personal video diary, charts model Sara Ziff's rise from fresh face to one that adorns billboards and magazines around the world. Ziff and filmmaker Ole Schell co-direct, lifting the veil on the world of high fashion modeling, from photo shoots with celebrated photographers to runway shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. This intimate account features in-depth interviews with noted photographers and designers, and showcases personal footage shot by the models themselves, giving voice to those who are often seen, but rarely heard.-- (C) Strand

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fruitless portrait of commonplace backstage reveals and indulgent mugging."
‑ Aaron Hillis, L.A. Weekly
"I have a lot of questions about models, but none is answered in this film by catwalker Sara Ziff and her boyfriend Ole Schell."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"[Ziff] has a breezy nature and openness in front of the camera,
 which means we see her at her best and worst."
‑ Rebecca Barry, Flicks.co.nz
"The result is a rather revealing film, not only about Sara and the choices she's made, but about the industry itself, with its contrasting pleasures and pressures."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Viewers will get a fairly frank look inside a profession where huge financial success doesn't require much more, as even Ziff's mother admits, than being "pretty and on time.""
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"This doc is an 82-minute series of nonbombshells: Models are pampered! They have body-image issues! And sometimes they have to contend with the unwanted sexual advances of male photographers!"
‑ Nick Schager, Time Out New York
"Picture Me carries the annoying amateurish texture of most poorly shot student films."
‑ Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"This absorbing, highly personal documentary gives a stripped-down, inside look at a glamorous business, which can often be anything but."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Worthless as social commentary and clueless as a film."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"There are glimpses in the film of moments that are surprising and confronting."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"A priceless primer on the flip side of strutting up the catwalk designed for impressionable young female minds fantasizing about becoming the next ingénue of the moment."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"A terrific behind the scenes look at the not too glamorous world of runway models made by an uncommonly perceptive model and her filmmaker boyfriend."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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