Drama over een moeder en haar drie dochters met hun problemen en onderlinge relaties
Lovely and amazing / written and dir. by Nicole Holofcener
Nicole Holofcener
Brenda Blethyn Emily Mortimer Catherine Keener
Paradiso Home Entertainment, 2003
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
89 min.
Engels gesproken, Nederlands ondertiteld

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 5 times in Flemish libraries


Nicole Holofcener regisseerde eerder Walking and talking en afleveringen van Sex and the city. In haar tweede speelfilm hebben vier vrouwen hoofdrollen: Brenda Blythyn (Saving Grace), Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener en Raven Goodwin. De vier vrouwen zijn moeder Jane Marks en haar drie dochters: de dertigers Michelle en Elizabeth en de achtjarige Annie, een geadopteerd zwart meisje. Ze kampen alle vier met relatie- en andere problemen en zijn ontevreden met hun lichaam. Als de moeder na een kosmetische operatie complicaties krijgt, zijn de vier op elkaar aangewezen. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-times, i) concludeert: '(...) "Lovely & Amazing" is not about the plight of its women but about their opportunities, and how in their disorganized, slightly goofy way they persist in seeking the good and the true. I hope I haven't made the film sound like a docudrama or a message picture: It has no message, other than to celebrate the lives of these imperfect women, and the joy of their imperfectio…Read more

About Nicole Holofcener

Nicole Holofcener (; born March 22, 1960) is an American film and television director and screenwriter. She has directed six feature films, including Walking and Talking, Friends with Money and Enough Said, as well as various television series. Holofcener was a student of director Martin Scorsese. Along with Jeff Whitty, Holofcener received a 2019 Academy Award nomination for Adapted Screenplay and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018).

Life and career

Holofcener was born to a culturally Jewish family in New York City, the younger of two daughters of artist Lawrence Holofcener and set decorator Carol Joffe (née Shapiro). Her elder sister is Suzanne Holofcener. Nicole's parents divorced when she was a year old. When she was eight, her mother married film producer Charles H. Joffe, who moved the family to Holly…Read more on Wikipedia