LOVELY & AMAZING (2002) In Nicole Holofcener's first film since Walking and Talking, Catherine Keener is like a contempo screw- ball heiress who forgot to take her Prozac. Emily… 2002-06-28 R PT91M Comedy Brenda Blethyn Catherine Keener Raven Goodwin Jake Gyllenhaal James LeGros Emily Mortimer Dermot Mulroney Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

LOVELY & AMAZING (2002)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jun 28, 2002; Rated: R; Length: 91 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Brenda Blethyn and Catherine Keener; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In Nicole Holofcener's first film since Walking and Talking, Catherine Keener is like a contempo screw- ball heiress who forgot to take her Prozac. Emily Mortimer, as her actress sibling, makes you see the frailty beneath her diva-ness, and Brenda Blethyn is understated (for once) as the matriarch who undergoes a disastrous experiment in liposuction. This trio is like a looser, funnier version of the family of wrecks in Woody Allen's Interiors.

Originally posted Jul 19, 2002 Published in issue #663 Jul 19, 2002 Order article reprints