Nola (2003)

Nola (Emmy Rossum) is a Kansas teen who runs away to New York City to escape an abusive stepfather. Once she gets to the big town, she sets about looking for a job and for her father, whom she's never met. She attacks both tasks with… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Release Date: August 29, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2011
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 0% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Needs to be put out of its misery -- and yours.

Jan Stuart

Has everything you want from a good bad movie: overheated drama, overripe performances, arch characters and fruity dialogue.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

There's not a frame of truth in it.

Full review…
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

So laughably preposterous that it's thoroughly entertaining.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Pits a substantial actor like Mary McDonnell, playing a New York madam, against a bogus story that crossbreeds noirish affectations and romantic comedy into an unpalatable mush that suggests strawberry ice cream slathered with beer.

Full review…
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Hruska's bloodless little fairy tale is utterly innocuous and instantly forgettable.

Full review…
Megan Lehmann
New York Post

A dubious script that detonates into a full-blown disaster midway through.

Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

Constantly at odds with itself -- torn between urban realism and musical fantasy, suggestive glances and frank sexuality, fashionable cynicism and old-fashioned happy endings.

Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Despite Emmy Rossum's vivaciousness and raw ability, not much good comes from watching 'Nola.'

Full review…
More reviews for Nola

Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Abell
An over-the-top fairytale ending nearly ruined a pretty good story up until then. Nola (not the Big Easy), played by a sweet Emmy Rossum, is a talented young… More