Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


Lovely & Amazing (2001) Poster

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.


6.7/10
6,834


Videos


Photos

  • Dermot Mulroney and Emily Mortimer in Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • Brenda Blethyn and Raven Goodwin in Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • James Le Gros and Emily Mortimer in Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • Nicole Holofcener in Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • Catherine Keener and Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovely & Amazing (2001)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


5 July 2002 | Rogue-32
9
| Refreshing & Inspiring
The thing that makes this movie so - I have to say it - lovely & amazing is what it doesn't do: it doesn't attempt in any shape or form to be commercial, it doesn't compromise its integrity or the integrity of its characters in any way, and it doesn't try to be cute or clever or witty or deep. It simply invites us into the characters' lives and lets us share them for a couple of hours. No judgment, no big overblown speeches, no hystrionics. No car crashes, no dead bodies, no funerals. No artifice, no heavy-handedness, no contrivances.

Nicole Holofcener achieved the same effect in Walking & Talking, which had the same 'effortless' feel to it, and the always-wonderful Catherine Keener is in both, as well. The cast also includes Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer and Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko himself!) and everyone is superb, creating beautifully nuanced and subtle characterizations that ring entirely true.

I trust Holofcener (even though I can't pronounce her name yet) - she doesn't seem like she's going to sell out and make anything remotely commercial anytime in the future, her vision is far too pure for that, which makes her lovely & amazing in my book.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,910 30 June 2002

Gross USA:

$4,222,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,677,852

Contribute to this page

Highlights From the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards

Catch up on the big winners, funny at-home moments, inspiring speeches, and more highlights from the audience-free and remote 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com