Lovely and Amazing (2001) USA
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Director:Nicole Holofcener
Studio:Lions Gate
Producer:Joana Vicente
Writer:Nicole Holofcener
Rating:3.5 (45 votes)
Date Added:2009-01-21
Purchased At:DVD Pacific
Purchased On:2009-01-21
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English, Spanish
Nicole Holofcener  ...  (Director)
Nicole Holofcener  ...  (Writer)
Catherine Keener  ...  
Brenda Blethyn  ...  
Troy Ruptash  ...  
Emily Mortimer  ...  
Raven Goodwin  ...  
Summary: I didn't want this movie to end. "Lovely & Amazing" centers around two sisters--Michelle (Catherine Keener), a would-be artist, and Elizabeth (Emily Mortimer), a fledgling actress. Both are grappling with their mother's (Brenda Blethyn) going in for liposuction, the erratic behavior of their adopted sister (Raven Goodwin), and the flounderings of their love lives. Because her husband is having an affair, Michelle has a fling with a 17-year-old (Jake Gyllenhaal); meanwhile, Elizabeth breaks up with her sincere boyfriend (James LeGros) and falls into bed with a glib movie star (Dermot Mulroney). But no plot description will capture the exquisite pleasures of this movie; "Lovely and Amazing" is a superb kaleidoscope of moments, each new fragment shifting the whole into a new delightful pattern. The entire cast is outstanding; the script and direction of Nicole Holofcener ("Walking and Talking") are subtle, funny, and sharply observed. "--Bret Fetzer"