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Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her
Five seemingly unconnected lifelines intersect in the San Fernando Valley: Detective Kathy Farber arrives at a crime scene to find that the corpse is that of her old friend Carmen; Elaine battle her mother and waits for a male colleague to call; Rebecca finds out that she is pregnant, Rose develops a comedic obsession with her new neighbor; and Kathy's sister, Carol, speculates on what might have driven Carmen to suicide.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If the stories sometimes use Creative Writing 101 devices (like a quasi-prophetic homeless woman), the total effect is as spare and haunting as the film's arid, beautifully shot setting."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"For every moment that sags, there are three or four that stand out as the kind of thing we never get to see in movies."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"I ignored the description of the movie and just went in knowing that Cameron Diaz was supposed to be amazing. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was pleasantly surprised."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Unfortunately, the peaceful pacing turns out to be a bit of a drag by the halfway mark, making the movie seem longer than it actually is, and Garcia's natural lighting isn't always the most flattering."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Lo más fuerte del filme es la estupenda caracterización de sus actrices, quienes logran imprimirle a sus personaje la fuerza y complejidad emocional que requieren"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"A collection of five femme-oriented vignettes that are not intricately linked dramatically but overlap characters, this observant, emotionally acute drama is distinguished by a pronounced poetic sensibility in its writing and visual style."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"What does it say when a picture like Rodrigo Garcia's lovingly detailed Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, which won the first-time writer-director a prize at Cannes last year, doesn't make it to theaters in this country?"
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"...an intelligent and well-acted flick..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"I can tell she doesn't eat enough."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Garcia excels at eliciting strong performances throughout and maintaining a consistent mood poised delicately between wry comedy and more serious contemplation of contemporary American female lives."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"An imaginatively constructed soap-opera with a high-powered cast, this film follows several narrative threads, all involving unfulfilled Los Angeles women who find inner peace after learning there are worse things than loneliness."
‑ Robert Pardi, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Aplausos de pie. Hay tanto que ver y que decir en esta serie de historias, que merece no sólo una mirada, sino varias, y dignamente ganadas..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"Garcia keeps these stories provocative and moving at a fast-pace."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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