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75

Metascore

Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
The A.V. Club
Emerges as something rare, an issue movie that's so honest and keenly observed that it doesn't feel like one. It earns its thesis statement through minute details and a unique grasp of a commonplace problem.
88
Lord knows how Holofcener got the performance she did out of Goodwin, but the child actor's Annie, rude and unmanageable, is an extraordinarily rich and complicated figure.
80
Wall Street Journal
Lovely & Amazing goes to the heart -- and face, and skin -- of a subject that's sure to ring true with women, and may even educate men.
75
Entertainment Weekly
This trio is like a looser, funnier version of the family of wrecks in Woody Allen's ''Interiors.''
75
ReelViews
It is at times serious and at times very funny. But it is always perceptive, and that quality, more than any other, is what makes it worth a recommendation.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This is a fine, funny, humane film.
75
New York Daily News
By turns cheerful, funny and melancholy, and at all times honest, Nicole Holofcener's Lovely and Amazing stands out in the current run of ensemble women's films.
70
This feels the way a lot of us are living now -- on desperation's dull yet still cutting edge.
70
Variety
Engaging, intermittently insightful but too glib to wring full value out of its subject matter.
67
There is a certain poignancy to a film that metaphorically examines the stages of a woman's life through each character.

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