Beauty in Trouble Synopsis
Struggling young father and husband Jarda (Roman Luknar) eventually resorts to stripping stolen cars as a means of supporting his impoverished family. Jarda's wife Marcela (Anna Geislerová) is having difficulty accepting her husband's new career and...
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Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Writer Petr Jarchovsky and director Jan Hrebejk collaborated on the formidable "Up and Down" (2004), and this 2006 feature, which takes its...
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90

Variety

By Eddie Cockrell
Recent history once again intrudes on the present-day lives of working Czechs in the masterful multicharacter drama Beauty in Trouble.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
What director Jan Hrebejk and writer Petr Jarchovský are talking about is the Czech Republic, ravaged for decades by communism and then...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Consistently inventive and surprising, Beauty in Trouble evokes human nature in all its strengths and weaknesses, contradictions and...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
No matter how bad you may have it, you'll feel better about your own lot in life after watching the tumultuous sexual flailings of Marcela...
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75

Boston Globe

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This being a Czech film, drama, comedy, history, and social commentary are served up in equal proportion.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Beauty in Trouble offers a meditation on the legacies of communism and the lure of capitalism, but also on the human need for love,...
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Director Jan Hrebejk and screenwriter Petr Jarchovsky ("Divided We Fall," "Up and Down") have crafted another well-observed tale, one with...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A subtle, unsparing portrait of families whose fragile dynamics fray under pressure. Its strength lies in the complexity with which the...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Will Marcela (wonderful Ana Geislerova) opt for brains or brawn? The answer might surprise you.
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Beauty in Trouble

By wnpotts
Powerful study in the human experience. Typical of a lifestyle where God is not a vital part of the experience....

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Rated NR