Beauty Is Embarrassing Synopsis
Filmmaker Neil Berkeley documents the life and times of American artist Wayne White.
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The New York Times

The creativity grows like kudzu in Beauty Is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley's enlightening and often hilarious portrait of the Los Angeles...
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88

Slant Magazine

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Neil Berkeley's documentary is as puckish as its subject, so steeped in artist Wayne White's creative juices that it makes you want to go...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
The film is studded with stirring moments of surprise.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Beauty Is Embarrassing stays true to White's own exacting standards: It's thoughtful, skillfully executed and pure pop pleasure, from start...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Though the movie isn't wildly original, its time-tested, artistic mantra of "just go out there and do it" is hard to resist.
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75

New York Post

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Those with a high tolerance for the ultimate four-letter word, and a love for eccentrics, will be entertained by both White and his art.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
As one observer here aptly - and non-hyperbolically - sums it up, White is "a founding father of the current state of pop art."
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60

Time Out New York

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A breezily entertaining profile of painter, puppeteer and performer Wayne White, Beauty Is Embarrassing places the kindhearted, foulmouthed...
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60

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
The result is an artist profile that doesn't feel like the standard, stuffy artist profile. Instead, Beauty is Embarrassing is an...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An amiable if not especially urgent celebration of the life and work of Wayne White.
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By jstew222
Beauty is Embarrassing is a joyful look at creativity. While it does center around Wayne White, who is so inspiring and fun to watch, you also get a glimpse into the whole White family and see how...

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Really great movie....