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Lovely & Amazing

Director Nicole Holofcener (Walking and Talking) gathers an admirable cast (Brenda Blethyn, Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer) to tell the story of the troubled Marks family. Each member of this female-centric family is grappling with assorted self-esteem issues. Mom's an affluent single woman considering liposuction. Older sis Michelle is trapped in a loveless marriage. Middle sis Elizabeth is a struggling actress consumed by fears that she's not "sexy" enough. Little sis Annie is a recently adopted black child, who's got no realistic handle on her own racial identity. This comedy/drama is a subtle critique of crazy families and female body image with some admirably understated performances. Low-key and refreshingly realistic. 89 minutes