• Lovely & Amazing (2001)

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Release Date: 2001

DVD Release Date: November 26th, 2002

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
A finely observed comedy, "Lovely & Amazing" is an intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses. Each of the women seeks redemption in her own haphazard way, but whatever salvation they find is illusory and short-lived.

Cast: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, Raven Goodwin, Aunjanue Ellis, Clark Gregg, Jake Gyllenhaal, James LeGros

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Good Machine, Roadside Attractions, Blow Up Pictures

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  • Lovely & Amazing goes to the heart -- and face, and skin -- of a subject that's sure to ring true with women, and may even educate men.

  • Here is a movie that knows its women, listens to them, doesn't give them a pass, allows them to be real: It's a rebuke to the shallow "Ya-Ya Sisterhood." show more

  • Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure. show more

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