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Beautiful Things (2006)

Life as it happens - the film's tag line - says it all. This slice-of-life film is a meditation on love and happiness. Schola and Gabe are two young artists (she an actress and he a ... See full summary »


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Life as it happens - the film's tag line - says it all. This slice-of-life film is a meditation on love and happiness. Schola and Gabe are two young artists (she an actress and he a filmmaker) struggling to make some inroads into their respective careers, while working to bring an end to the loneliness they feel as single adults in a big city. Schola and Gabe eventually cross paths on a subway train, and soon begin an instructive, romantic relationship. The film takes us through various stages of the relationship and is divided into four appropriately-labeled chapters, indicating the four stages of a relationship - from the first meeting, to the early novelty phase, continuing on as the novelty wears off and potential problems set in, and ending with a matter of choice of whether to continue on or to separate. Long contemplative shots follow the two characters as they live and grow, alone and together. The startling black and white grainy digital video photography of the film enhances... Written by Marcel Street

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28 January 2006 (USA)  »

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$21,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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13 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at a theatrical screening in New York City in January and I was impressed with what the film had to offer. It's definitely a low budget film and it has that look, but the content of the film was captivating enough and it held my interest for the entire time. There are a few things that could definitely have been improved, but I'm willing to forgive those things since the film was made for $2,000. I imagine that with much more money, the filmmaker would have used the money wisely and improved on the film, but it works the way it is as far as I am concerned. I hope the film gets the exposure it deserves and that audiences, especially black audiences, go out and support the film.

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