Lovely & Amazing
Lovely & Amazing (2002)

Jane Marks is the matriarch of a confused trio of daughters -- a heady brew of vanity, insecurity and humor -- that seem to have nothing in common. Former homecoming queen Michelle, the eldest daughter, is in a loveless marriage with a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 2, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The bitingly truthful Lovely & Amazing is a smart and perceptive female character study.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Observed without corny resolutions and paced to allow for reflection, the film is understated but spot on.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This is soap opera with a brain, as she reveals four people ... at their most unguarded and, therefore, honest and bitterly funny.

Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Mature story about relationships and family.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A film of this sort demands superb, seemingly effortless acting, and Holofcener gets it at every turn.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

The ensemble Holofcener has assembled comprises some of the best actresses working today, and they inhabit their roles with the astringency and softness these characters demand.

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Blake French

Seldom do movies create focus through spontaneity, but Lovely & Amazing feeds on surprise

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Globe and Mail

This is a fine, funny, humane film.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The impressive thing about Holofcener's non-judgemental generosity with character, which at times recalls an American Mike Leigh, is that she makes no concessions to easy endearment.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Exceeded all my expectations.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer Xu
The fat black adopted girl is really, really funny. I do think Nicole Holofcener has a gift in comedy, but I don't like this as much as Please Give.
Alice Shen
Holofcener is my new favorite female director...not that I had one to begin with, which makes her all the more special in a male-dominated industry. I love her… More
Cynthia S.
Not really so lovely, and definitely not amazing. Just average...
Michael Gildea
There was nothing amazing about this movie. Catherine Keener's character was kind of interesting, but not enough to the point where I told myself I was… More
Megan S
I love Catherine Keener and I liked this movie, a touching human story. I am just a sucker for these types of movies. Just goes to show you how insecurities… More
John Ballantine
Has a Mike Leigh film to it. Perhaps that is because of Brenda Blethyn but who knows. Nonetheless it was the belle of the ball at the 2001 TIFF and rightfully… More

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