Lovely & Amazing (2001)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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




  • 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)

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5 July 2002 | Rogue-32
| 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.

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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$91,910 30 June 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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