6.5/10
150
10 user 10 critic

Made-Up (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 1 March 2002 (USA)
A look at how our cultural obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance.

Director:

3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.

Director: J. Mills Goodloe
Stars: Mason Gamble, Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall
Bruno (2000)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley MacLaine
Stars: Alex D. Linz, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise
All the Rage (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Stern
Stars: Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Robert Forster
Impostor (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the future, an alien race uses androids as bombs to attack Earth. A government weapons specialist is accused of being one such android and sets out to prove his innocence.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise
Beyond Glory (2015)
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Follows acclaimed actor Stephen Lang as he tracks the ten year odyssey behind his one-man show about eight medal of honor recipients.

Director: Larry Brand
Stars: Stephen Lang, Gary Sinise
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director: George Armitage
Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While escaping from a foiled robbery attempt, three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar--only they're not the people the police are searching for.

Director: Kevin Spacey
Stars: Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise
Jack the Bear (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Herskovitz
Stars: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
... Elizabeth James Tivey
Lynne Adams ... Kate James
... Sara Tivey (as Eva Amurri)
Kalen Conover ... Chris
... Molly Avrums (as Light Eternity)
... Eli
... Simon
... Max Hires
... Duncan Tivey
Edit

Storyline

A look at how our cultural obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Taglines:

A Vanity Production

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A szépség titka  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally a one-woman played written and performed by 'Lynne Adams', called "Two Faced". She wanted her sister, 'Brooke Adams', to play the leading role in the movie, so she wrote in a role for herself. She also created a role for her brother-in-law, Tony Shalhoub, who directed the film. See more »

Connections

Followed by All Downhill From Here (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Their tagline says it all
2 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was sure glad I didn't pay to see this movie, because it was beyond doubt one of the slowest, most unclever attempts at an indie romantic comedy I've seen in a long while. The conceit at making a "mockumentary of the making of a mockumentary" failed to disguise the over-rehearsed, overly-melodramatic scenes between mom and daughter (who, big surprise, don't understand each other), ex-wife and Other Woman (oho, they have issues!) and former actress and schlub (naturally, they'll take to each other with time). The whole point of a mockumentary is to show things in a surprising way, and there were no surprises here, down to the final message that we already learned in "Freaky Friday" and "Pieces of April" (ie, "the kids are alright and we moms ain't bad either"). Aside from Shaloub, the actors fail to convince that they are something beyond ticketholders on the vanity-project train... Brooke Adams is particularly unlikeable as both a character and an actress in this film. What really got me, though, was the transposition of Hollywood youth-worship on Middle America; outside of Tinseltown, some women really do turn 50 looking 50, and they can accept it with the maturity their age has granted them. This movie lets us down because, like "Grease," it perpetuates the notion that all of a woman's relationship problems can be solved if she just fixes her makeup and puts on a push-up bra. The only redeeming quality in this film was Michael Wolfe's jazz piano, which unfortunately probably totals 90 seconds of the movie.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page