Lovely, Still
Lovely, Still (2010)

Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn topline the debut of writer/director Nik Fackler in Lovely Still, a whimsical romance tale that follows an elderly grocery-store bagger (Landau) who experiences his first pangs of love in the form of Burstyn.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

It concerns an older man, alone during the holidays, who unexpectedly finds love. It also features two strong performances from veteran actors Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

It seems too much at first, but Fackler's up to something.

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James Croot

Don't be put off by the golden-hued, overly saccharine opening to this seemingly twee December (in both senses of the word) romance, because it hides a final quarter that packs an emotional wallop.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

There are moments during Lovely, Still when it feels like you're trapped with Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn in a kitschy musical Christmas snowglobe that someone keeps shaking.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Will hit home with anyone who has had to struggle with the most difficult aspects of aging.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The performances from Landau and Burstyn are gobsmacking, and while there's nothing truly unexpected or surprising in the story, these two keep you watching regardless.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The places where Fackler has problems or allows things to get a tad too sentimental are smoothed over by the unmatched skills of the effortlessly superb Burstyn and Landau.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

If you're old enough to pluck gray hairs, you may find yourself rubbing away a few tears.

Nora Lee Mandel

A couple . . . who can still prove that true love never dies--only if love can survive this heavy-handed dose of sentimentality landing on it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Raymond Wieser
With a beautiful story, great camera-work, interesting characters, and absolutely incredible acting from Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn, "Lovely,… More
Cynthia S.
I suspected early on that there was more to the story than was being told and so was not surprised when the whole truth was revealed. It is a gentle story - one… More
jay nixon
Beautifully acted and initially charming but ultimately bittersweet.
Mark Abell
I really struggled with this one. As my wife said, you feel like you are missing some vital piece of information all through this up until the end, and that was… More
Cast: Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Mark Booker, Candice Rose, Har Mar Superstar Director: Nicholas Fackler Summary: When… More
Sol C
This is a very cute and sweet film with wonderful performances. Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn shine in this film. They have a great on screen chemistry.… More