Standard Time (Anything But Love)
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Standard Time (Anything But Love)
A corporate lawyer is caught in a love triangle with an ambitious cabaret singer.
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© Samuel Goldwyn Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

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"An appealing, low-budget musical cowritten by and starring Isabel Rose as Billie, whose pluck and talent are tonic -- if as shopworn as her thrift-store threads."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[An] ungainly little movie."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Without the bawdiness and irony of the Doris Day tribute Down With Love, Anything but Love will also bring to mind the comedies of Judy Holliday."
‑ Kent Turner,
"The script, co-written by Rose with director Robert Cary, is flatfooted in the extreme, lacking any comic value or real human insight."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"From the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, that wouldn't be so bad, but when we've been summoned to the cinema, we expect something more."
‑ Mary F. Pols, Contra Costa Times
"Ends up little more than a vanity piece for Rose and an exercise in style over substance for Cary."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Filmed in the colors of newborn Technicolor, plotted as a tribute to the conventions of Hollywood romance, filled with standard songs, it's by and for people who love those kinds of movies."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Obvious, but sweet-tempered and lovingly put together enough to generally trump such shortcomings. For fans of breezy, feel-good fare only."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"It's a good indie movie that's perfect for couples, and you won't be embarrassed to take mom along, too."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"[T]he wonderful standards soundtrack can't disguise the lack of chemistry between Rose and either of her leading men..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"To borrow a word from another American standard, Anything but Love, is hardly unforgettable. But if you're looking for the movie equivalent of comfort food, then there's something to dig into here."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The earnest, low-budget indie Anything But Love isn't quite the movie you'd like it to be, but it provides some kicks, nonetheless."
‑ Ellen Fox, Chicago Tribune
"All the quirky characters feel as familiar and comfortable as the supporting cast in your own life, even when it comes to the irritating ones."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"It all comes off with the crowd-pleasing potential of another My Big Fat Greek Wedding, albeit one starved of much of the wit and outrageous ethnic color."
‑ Peter Debruge, Premiere Magazine
"A low-budget valentine to big-budget Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and '50s, this affectionate homage to dreamy movie romances is a sweet-natured charmer in its own right."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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