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A Beautiful Life (2008 film)

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Genre
  
Drama

Music director
  
Ruy Folguera

Country
  
United States

4.5/10
IMDb

Director
  
Initial DVD release
  
March 1, 2011

Duration
  

Language
  
English

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Release date
  
August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14) (LAFF)October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02) (United States)

Writer
  
Wendy Hammond (play), Wendy Hammond (adaptation), Deborah Calla (adaptation), Wendy Hammond (screenplay), Deborah Calla (screenplay)

Cast
  
(Anne), (Esther), (Susan), (Maggie)

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A Beautiful Life is a 2008 American film released by New Films International, adapted from the play Jersey City by Wendy Hammond. The film received a rare 0% score on the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

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Plot

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A young woman, Maggie (Angela Sarafyan), is on the run from her abusive father. David (Jesse Garcia) is an illegal immigrant working as a dishwasher while searching for his mother in Los Angeles. The two meet, and fall in love.

Cast

  • Debi Mazar as Susan
  • Bai Ling as Esther
  • Dana Delany as Anne
  • Jonathan LaPaglia as Vince
  • Angela Sarafyan as Maggie
  • Gloria Alexandra as Stripper
  • Walter Perez as Enrico
  • Saadet Aksoy as Denise
  • Ronnie Gene Blevins as Henry
  • Release

    Although produced in 2008, the film was not released widely in North America until October 2, 2009, and first appeared on DVD on March 1, 2011.

    This was the second film by New Films International, a long-existing global independent film distribution company based in Sherman Oaks headed by Nesim Hason, whose new American division was led by Tim Swain. The company describes its focus as "festival-driven, high-quality, cast-driven indie films".

    Reception

    A Beautiful Life received poor reviews from the twelve sources noted by the Rotten Tomatoes website. Metacritic gave the film a score of 13 out of 100, summarizing the reviews of the seven critics it measured as "overwhelming dislike".

    The New York Times called it a "laughably clich├ęd dive into sexual masochism", and The Village Voice saw it as a "misery pile up ... about broken souls and crossed paths destined for the trash heap. Scream, smash, slap, cry, repeat."

    Slant gave it a half-star out of four, saying that "its awfulness [comes] in so many forms that it's hard to single out just one appalling example". Variety felt that it provided "unintentional laughs by the barrel", and predicted that the film would be a box office bomb. NPR said that although the film deals with some serious topics, the random nature of characters and controversies made it hard to appreciate them, describing it as "too earnest to be a hoot, and too amateurish to be anything else".

    References

    A Beautiful Life (2008 film) Wikipedia
    A Beautiful Life (2008 film) IMDbA Beautiful Life (2008 film) MetacriticA Beautiful Life (2008 film) themoviedb.org


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