Kráska v Nesnázích (Beauty in Trouble)
Kráska v Nesnázích (Beauty in Trouble) (2006)

Pupendo and Up and Down director Jan Hrebejk thoughtfully ponders the effect of contemporary events on traditional Czech culture with this engrossing tale of the unlikely romance shared between a desperate young mother and a kindly, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A complex, affecting multi-character drama, Beauty in Trouble also works as social history and as a tale of familial trials and tribulations.

Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

While this seems like familiar territory, in the hands of director Jan Hrebejk and his longtime screenwriting partner, Petr Jarchovský, it's an engrossing, layered story of the ill-fitting choices and compromises everyone makes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is the kind of film that achieves one simple but difficult thing: It pleases you.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Offers an uncanny soap opera story that turns weird.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Beauty in Trouble uses another kind of catastrophe to reveal the true nature of its central characters.

John Anderson

Comedy and chemistry make for an intoxicating mix in this acerbic, knowing character study from Czech director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky.

Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The movie begins with a flood that threatens Prague literally; it ends with a flood of emotions that threaten to undermine a potentially happy relationship.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Impressive for its mastery, intelligence, and ambition in juggling intricate plot strands and memorable characters.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Deeply affecting and darkly amusing.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

All the characters in Petr Jarchovsky's screenplay are drawn in shades of gray. The result isn't so much a morality play as an amorality play.

Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
It is full of unexpected twists, humour and amazing performances culminating in a surprising and paradox ending. Rounding out this excellent cast is Emília… More
Byron Brubaker
The trailer was set to the Falling Slowly song from Once, which gave it a sweet somber tone, but based on the trailer I expected the film to be funnier and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Beauty in Trouble," Marcela(Anna Geislerova) moves out of her home, taking her two children, Kuba(Adam Misik) and… More