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Parents' Guide to

Lovely and Amazing

By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Mature story about relationships and family.

Movie R 2002 92 minutes
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Though the characters are a bit wearing and self-indulgent, Lovely and Amazing is an overall engaging film. It examines the personal struggles of women caught between self-esteem, social pressures, and a drive to succeed. The film gained praise on the independent circuit, garnering Emily Mortimer a Best Supporting Actress Independent Spirit Award. Keener and Goodwin received nominations, along with the film's director/screenwriter Nicole Holofcener. Lovely and Amazing serves as a fabulous vehicle for four strong actors.

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