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Pretty Bad44.83%
Total Crap: 0%

3 reviews, 11 user ratings

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Beautiful People
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Dizdar is too hyper to stay concentrated."
2 stars

"Beautiful People" is another example of Type A, chaotic mess. Jasmin Dizdar's movie primarily focuses on a lot of chaotic interactions and chance meetings.

Mostly, it seems occupied with the relations between England and Bosnia. (According to the press kit, Bosnian Dizdar was naturalized British in 1993.) The characters present are never around for more than a heartbeat as Dizdar scampily jumps to the next. His kinetic, visual, non-interest (because of absence of development) in the characters, leads to our non-interest in the movie. Too much of everything adds up to nothing. The subtraction of characters is inconsequential because they're so shallowly explored. And each time we slightly begin to build interest in one of the storylines (a husband who can't handle work and his twins as his wife took off; a neophyte druggie/soccer player who ends up aiding the UN), they're cut away from in a flurry to get to the next. The performances (by Charlotte Coleman, Charles Kay, Rosalind Ayres, Roger Sloman, Heather Tobias, Danny Nussbaum, Siobhan Redmond, etc.) are agreeable enough, but are too weak and disseminated to hold anything solid. In turn, they're short-changed.

Final Verdict: D.

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User Comments

6/16/10 brian Very dark comedy about people and items (e.g. drugs) changing places in order to belong. 4 stars
4/08/07 Phil M. Aficionado I like the genre and yet I couldn't connect with this; too scattered and frenetic 2 stars
1/22/03 UMAR ZAMAN GOOD 5 stars
4/06/02 Jessi This is a great movie about a great man who is going though something no one can understand 5 stars
3/02/02 jhgjhg kjhghg a very good movie 5 stars
10/05/01 Theo Really cool 4 stars
6/02/01 Dom Corleone Intelligent and moving 5 stars
4/13/01 Randall W lash A deep thinking movie that is about the chaos life can create. Although Bosina was in the t 4 stars
6/21/00 Michael O"Neill Excellent film - I disagree greatly with the critiques above 5 stars
3/24/00 Heather Interesting, thought provoking, compassionate movie, worth looking up 4 stars
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