The Marks family is a tightly-knit quartet of women. Jane is the affluent matriarch whose 3 daughters seem to have nothing in common except for a peculiar sort of idealism. Setting the tone of vanity and insecurity, Jane is undergoing cosmetic surgery to alter her figure, but serious complications put her health in real danger. Former homecoming queen Michelle, the eldest daughter, has one daughter of her own and an alienated, unsupportive husband. Elizabeth, the middle sister, has an acting career that is beginning to take off, but is timid and insecure, and habitually relieves her trepidation by taking in stray dogs. Only the youngest sister, Annie, an adopted African American 8-year-old, stands a chance of avoiding the family legacy of anxious self-absorption. If only her intelligence and curiosity will see her through what promises to be a confusing adolescence. Each of the women seeks redemption in her own haphazard way.Written by
Emily Mortimer revealed to Allure magazine that after her full-frontal nude scene, a fan offered some unsolicited advice about grooming her natural pubic hair. And not in so many words: "A stranger came up to me and shouted, 'Got to do something about that bush, girl,'" says Mortimer. "Then I got people saying, 'It was so brave of you to grow it' and 'Was it a merkin?' I had that it was earthy to not be that bothered, then my husband told me that actually, it wasn't that sexy." Then she added " Frankly, I'm bored by talking about pubic hair or a lack thereof. Just as I don't find Brazilian waxes "creepy," I don't find a lack of one offensive. It seems to me that the argument should be dead and buried by now: People simply have different tastes when it comes to bikini-area grooming." See more »
When Michelle first sees Annie in McDonald's, she does not have a drink on her tray. When she walks closer to Annie she has a drink on her tray . See more »
Stanley Kubrick's line, to me, sums my impression of this movie up completely.
It was real, but it wasn't interesting.
In all fairness, all of the lead actresses in the movie engaged me at one point or another, at least briefly. But the integral thing about their characters was that they were shallow, and remained shallow at the end.
Which is real, there are certainly people in the world who are shallow and remain shallow.
But it isn't especially interesting.
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