Standard Time (Anything But Love)
Standard Time (Anything But Love) (2002)

A corporate lawyer is caught in a love triangle with an ambitious cabaret singer.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 10, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

An appealing, low-budget musical cowritten by and starring Isabel Rose as Billie, whose pluck and talent are tonic -- if as shopworn as her thrift-store threads.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

[An] ungainly little movie.

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Kent Turner

Without the bawdiness and irony of the Doris Day tribute Down With Love, Anything but Love will also bring to mind the comedies of Judy Holliday.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Ends up little more than a vanity piece for Rose and an exercise in style over substance for Cary.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Filmed in the colors of newborn Technicolor, plotted as a tribute to the conventions of Hollywood romance, filled with standard songs, it's by and for people who love those kinds of movies.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Obvious, but sweet-tempered and lovingly put together enough to generally trump such shortcomings. For fans of breezy, feel-good fare only.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

To borrow a word from another American standard, Anything but Love, is hardly unforgettable. But if you're looking for the movie equivalent of comfort food, then there's something to dig into here.

Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune

The earnest, low-budget indie Anything But Love isn't quite the movie you'd like it to be, but it provides some kicks, nonetheless.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

All the quirky characters feel as familiar and comfortable as the supporting cast in your own life, even when it comes to the irritating ones.