Skip to main content


Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As a wry, knowing narrator guides us in and out of their symphonic affair, there’s no doubt the trip is worth it. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    What might have been annoyingly solipsistic proves mostly charming and poignant instead, largely thanks to Nance's cinematic ingenuity, but also because of his ability to both probe his feelings and hold them at a distance. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    A playfully self-reflective rumination on what writer-director Terence Nance has described as "self-awareness through experience with love." show more

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Overambitiousness can turn a valentine into hot air and white noise, but it can also serve as a calling card for an artist finding his pitch—and Nance is indeed an artist, pure and simple. show more

  • 40
    Patrick Peters Empire

    A frustratingly ungraspable movie collage compiled with real visual flair. show more

  • 100
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Mr. Nance turns his thought into a performance of vulnerability that’s all too relatable in its indulgences. It has heart without becoming cloying. show more

  • 90
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    What saves the film—and grandly—is Nance’s wildly ambitious visual imagination. Teetering somewhere between film school precocity and impressively assured audaciousness...It’s almost hypnotic in its style and genre promiscuity. show more

  • 70
    Peter Debruge Variety

    As the work of one young man bursting with inspiration, the film is a giddy thing to absorb, allowing complete strangers to witness someone performing open-heart surgery on himself. show more

  • 63
    Washington Post

    The film is complex and bold, sometimes even exhilarating. It can also be frustratingly esoteric. show more

  • 83
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Terence Nance’s playfully experimental feature An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty is both stunning and stymieing — a film so effusive that it’s hard to separate its signal from its noise. show more

similar movies

  • Final Cut - Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

  • All the Days Before Tomorrow (2007)

  • Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

  • Four Eyed Monsters (2005)

  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings