• Released
  • March 1, 2002
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 36 min
  • Satire
    Romantic Comedy
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Made-Up Synopsis
A 40ish mother allows her sister to videotape her makeover and subsequent date with a restaurateur.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pointed and hilarious.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
In working with Lynne Adams' script, Shalhoub, the esteemed star of the current USA series "Monk," gives his cast the inspiration and...
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70

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
Its warm, occasionally off-putting individuality is more like what you look for in a friend than in a movie, and like a friend it invites...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It wants, as Kate says about her documentary, to be a "seminal work on beauty and aging." But it wears like a gauzy romantic comedy.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's never dull: Shalhoub's direction is smart, the dialogue is tart and the Adams' family shares a palpable intimacy that translates...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

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With Made-Up, the sisters Adams and Shalhoub (who is married to Brooke) have taken a playfully irreverent approach to middle-age rites of...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Like picking out a family at random and walking into their house during dinnertime. Sure, their conversations are fascinating to them. But...
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50

Variety

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While the whole may be less than the sum of its parts, those parts are individually commendable. Shalhoub has an eye for composition and a...
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
Voice-overs and commentaries are piled on top of contrived intimate moments until, despite some easygoing performances, the movie -- the...
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38

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Tries to be many things -- romantic comedy, mockumentary, a satire on beauty and aging -- but ends up succeeding at none.
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Rated PG-13