It's amazing when trouble hits,
how family can band together to protect each other and this is the the
underlying theme of this film. Put together three neurotic sisters (one of
them an adopted African American girl with identity issues), a mother with
body issues and you have got one hell of a mix.
The family is so mixed up and when the mother
has plastic surgery with bad results, the sisters have to learn to overcome
their own personal demons (and they certainly have them), and band together to
look after the family unit before it totally unravels.
Well written and directed, I found Lovely &
Amazing a bit draining to tell the truth as there is so much wrong with this
family and there is almost no let up for you during the film. In fact, there
is no let up at all and every time something looks to pick up, something else
goes wrong. The main strength of the feature is the way all the characters
interact with each other.
The movie is bittersweet and well
constructed. The video and audio are clear and crisp. It's been transferred in
widescreen and the soundtrack is in Dolby Digital 5.1, though there is not
abundant use of all channels through the feature, nor is there any need for it
with this type of feature.
All things said and done, this film truly
lives up to it's title. It really is, Lovely & Amazing.
Lovely & Amazing
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