Made-Up (2004)

Award-winning actor Tony Shalhoub adds the "director" hyphenate to his calling card with this labor of love, starring his wife, Brooke Adams, and written by his sister-in-law, Lynne Adams. Made-Up lightly parodies the reality-TV… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 14, 2004
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

A lot like Tammy Faye Bakker; you just know it has good intentions, but it ends up as a smeary facsimile of what it wants to be.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's hard to resist this family affair.

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Delivers billboard-sized messages about preconceptions of beauty and youth..., before the whole thing goes off the rails into a forced and humorless farce.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It wants, as Kate says about her documentary, to be a 'seminal work on beauty and aging.' But it wears like a gauzy romantic comedy.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the actual movie -- is a blur of undercooked motivations and halfhearted improv.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Salvaged by one meta-read that carries some weight as Shalhoub, an Arab-American of Lebanese descent, directs a film about the ills of stereotyping based on appearance.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A comedy with lots going on and with considerable depth and complexity.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

The rest of the cast spend so much time trying to avoid tripping over each other and the electric wires strewn all over the carpets that the suspension of disbelief becomes an increasingly strenuous chore.

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Paul Sherman
Boston Herald

This tiresome movie feels too flimsy for the waters beyond the film festival circuit.

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