An Overcooked Story and Dull Cinematography

Orlando Weekly | March 27, 2007
Suffering from an overcooked story and dull cinematography, Pretty in the Face should nonetheless be applauded for its brave concept. Maggie, a dowdy girl in a static relationship, works at a pottery studio owned by her boyfriend's obese sister. Said boyfriend also happens to be the soccer coach for his sister's equally obese son. Said boyfriend also happens to be something of an adulterous shit-heel. Director Nate Meyer does a fantastic (though probably unintentional) job of making every one of these characters unsympathetic. So when Maggie and the fat kid start, uh, spending time together, it's fairly easy to see where everything is going. The cringe factor for Pretty in the Face is high, but that's not a positive here as Meyer's execution is lacking.

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