Lovely and Amazing
As Bridesmaids ensured, this summer’s schedule is full of female-powered comedies (Hot Pursuit, Spy, Pitch Perfect II). However, those looking for a less broad, more character-driven comedy focused on flawed, funny women should check out Nicole Holofcener’s Lovely and Amazing.
With bracing humor, the film looks at a family of women (played by Catherine Keener, Emily Mortimer, Brenda Blethyn and Raven Goodwin) trying to overcome problems with life, love and work. Lovely and Amazing was an indie milestone back in 2001 and it would be amazing to see what the Marks matriarchs are up to, nearly 15 years later.