Beautiful Girls

The major theme of this movie is that guys take a little bit (ok, a lot bit) longer to grow up than woman do.  Some of us never grow up.  This is a theme has been in different ways for many years (it would be longer if film were invented earlier.  After all, as a gender we have sucked for much longer).

Minor spoiler ahead

Spoiler

So what does Beautiful Girls bring to the table that we haven’t seen before in movies like High Fidelity?  On the surface the answer might be “not much” but if you look a little deeper there is a bit more to see.  The best example of this is the Natalie Portman character.  Ok, it’s a bit creepy at first but there was a reason why she was necessary.  The character seemed interested in her because he seemed to think that he could kind of start over with something simpler rather than work to maintain what he has.  He wasn’t starting over – he was trying to maintain his status of a man that hasn’t evolved yet.

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IHATEBadMovies.com reviews Beautiful Girls

Movie title: Beautiful Girls

Movie description: During a snowy winter in the small fictional town of Knight's Ridge, Massachusetts, a group of lifelong buddies hang out, drink and struggle to connect with the women who affect their decisions, dreams and desires.

Date published: 2019-05-04

Director(s): Ted Demme

Actor(s): Timothy Hutton, Matt Dillon, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Holly, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rapaport, Rosie O'Donnell, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Max Perlich, Martha Plimpton, Natalie Portman, Anne Bobby, Richard Bright, Sam Robards, David Arquette, Adam LeFevre, John Carroll Lynch, Tom Gibis, Greg Dulli, John Scurti, Frank Anello, Camille D'Ambrose, Sarah Katz, Martin Ruben, Allison Levine, Earl R. Burt, Trent Nicholas Thompson, Nicole Ranallo, Joyce Lacey, Anne W. Erickson, Oliver Osterberg, Sterling Robson, Herbie Ade, Tammara Melloy, Lori J. Ness, Rachel Oliva, Tomas Settell

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

My Review

The major theme of this movie is that guys take a little bit (ok, a lot bit) longer to grow up than woman do.  Some of us never grow up.  This is a theme has been in different ways for many years (it would be longer if film were invented earlier.  After all, as a gender we have sucked for much longer).

Minor spoiler ahead

Spoiler

So what does Beautiful Girls bring to the table that we haven’t seen before in movies like High Fidelity?  On the surface the answer might be “not much” but if you look a little deeper there is a bit more to see.  The best example of this is the Natalie Portman character.  Ok, it’s a bit creepy at first but there was a reason why she was necessary.  The character seemed interested in her because he seemed to think that he could kind of start over with something simpler rather than work to maintain what he has.  He wasn’t starting over – he was trying to maintain his status of a man that hasn’t evolved yet.

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