• Released
  • April 26, 2013
  • (April 26 NY, May 17 LA )
  • NR , 1 hr 24 min
  • Animated
    Comedy
  • 3 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A quixotic artist ponders why he feels bad when a woman stands him up.

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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Mr. Nance turns his thought into a performance of vulnerability that’s all too relatable in its indulgences. It has heart without becoming...
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90

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
What saves the film—and grandly—is Nance’s wildly ambitious visual imagination. Teetering somewhere between film school precocity and...
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88

Slant Magazine

A playfully self-reflective rumination on what writer-director Terence Nance has described as "self-awareness through experience with love."
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83

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Terence Nance’s playfully experimental feature An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty is both stunning and stymieing — a film so effusive that...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
What might have been annoyingly solipsistic proves mostly charming and poignant instead, largely thanks to Nance's cinematic ingenuity, but...
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
As the work of one young man bursting with inspiration, the film is a giddy thing to absorb, allowing complete strangers to witness someone...
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63

Washington Post

The film is complex and bold, sometimes even exhilarating. It can also be frustratingly esoteric.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As a wry, knowing narrator guides us in and out of their symphonic affair, there’s no doubt the trip is worth it.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
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...
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40

Empire

By Patrick Peters
A frustratingly ungraspable movie collage compiled with real visual flair.
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Rated NR | For contains some sexuality