100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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."
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88

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A film of this sort demands superb, seemingly effortless acting, and Holofcener gets it at every turn.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
In this painfully funny and touching look at the vanities and insecurities that a mother (Brenda Blethyn) can pass on to her daughters in the name of love, writer-director Nicole Holofcener ("Walking and Talking") does a chick flick right.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
By turns cheerful, funny and melancholy, and at all times honest, Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing stands out in the current run of ensemble women's films.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Delivers a surprising, moving portrait of contemporary womanhood.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a gutsy little picture and a nice slice of life.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This trio is like a looser, funnier version of the family of wrecks in Woody Allen's ''Interiors.''
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A chick flick of a particularly intelligent, ruthless, and loving sort.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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