Comedy • 2008 • 1 hr 58 min
Sally Hawkins is superb in this story about a woman who decides to be happy. Quirky and heartwarming
Sally Hawkins is phenomenal. Good story, funny and heartbreaking, and most importantly it's a highly entertaining movie.
Quite charming and entertaining even if it's lack of story and character development
An uplifting movie about the day by day of an average woman that tries to find her place in the world.
All dialogue completely improvised. Practically that means it’s a bit meandering, but also very real and grounded. Interesting watch.
Very light and fun but makes you think about what's important.
Not much happens but Sally Hawkins will pull you into this weird and wonderful story and hold you there. A must see.
Highly enjoyable, often funny, with a bit of happiness and sadness thrown in for good measure.
A brilliant work of art. Beautiful performance from Sally Hawkins, with a whimsical yet complex and beautiful tone and themes.
Tries way too hard to be something it clearly isn't.
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