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DVD Reviews: Lovely & Amazing

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Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 12 April 2003
Distributed by:
Magna Pacific
Running Time: 87 Minutes

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 Features

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