The Best Movie You've Never Seen
Jonathan Turner | Winston-Salem, NC USA | 07/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will be brief here as I'm about to write a seperate, more detailedreview. . . but let me just tell you, DO NOT MISS THIS FILM! In thetradition of Magnolia and Short Cuts, Beautiful People gives you a look into the seemingly ordinary lives of a large group of characters in London, England. Perhaps it is centered around a World Cup match between England and Holland, but in reality it is centered around human emotions. This film will make you cry tears of sadness and tears of joy just a few minutes apart. It will make you want to stand up and cheer only seconds after arousing hatred in you. I loved Short Cuts, (and I'll admit that I haven't seen Magnolia yet), but this film is even better. At a shorter length (under 2 hours), it stirs up more emotions and tells more incredible stories than Short Cuts does in over 3 hours. Beautiful people just came out in your video stores, and it has just recently become available on Amazon.com. I'm going to go order my DVD right now, and I hope you at least give it a chance. I'm sure you'll see that it's a treasure worth discovering!"
Good, very good
L. W. de Jonge | Plattsville, Ontario Canada | 03/29/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"... it's about these people in the london area that seem like they're not related directly but indirectly they are. The movie starts off pretty slow as you try and figure out who's who. It wasn't until the guy that took heroin and accidently got on a plane that took him to the war in bosnia instead of holland did the movie really [draw] me in. By the end of it you feel like you're a part of everyone's life. It's truly a very good film. The only reason it gets 4 stars is because of the slow start."
Patrick C. Dempsey | Brookfield, Vermont | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Its a real good movie, I first saw it on the IFC channel...had to have it...if you watch it think out side the box and dont be to transcendental, it is a low budget high quality film"