There’s some really great female body image stuff in this and the usual Holofcenian touches. This, of course, includes Catherine Keener, and I could not stand her character.* However, it was quite well acted, including the four female leads and Jake Gyllenhaal when he was still playing teenagers.**
Cost: Free from library. (I requested this myself, but later found it on the shelf. I do indeed think someone in my neighborhood has been systamatically working their way through Holofcener’s movies. And now I have seen all of them too. Thanks random library patron for hooking me up with Holofcener!)
Where watched: at home.
*In my book, it’s not really important for female characters to be likable, but I so very much didn’t like her Michelle Marks, and unfortunately, it sunk the movie for me.
**He was 20 at the time.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2002/lovely_and_amazing.html