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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

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With arresting insight, vulnerability, and a delightful sense of humor, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty utilizes a mix of live action and animation to capture the relationship between Terence (Nance) and a lovely young woman (Namik Minter) as it teeters on the divide between platonic and romantic.

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  • Actors: Terence Nance, Namik Minter
  • Directors: Terence Nance
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Animated, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: Cinema Guild
  • DVD Release Date: October 1, 2013
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EO5EO40
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,673 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About 20 minutes in, I thought, "Well, this is interesting, but I'm not sure that I want to sit through another hour of it." Yet, AN OVERSIMPLICATION of HER BEAUTY's subtle immersive qualities got the better of me, and I'm very glad that I did finish it. It's one of relatively few films that I'll probably watch again, start to finish, in the very near future.

AN OVERSIMPLICATION of HER BEAUTY begins as a mock-academic cause-effect examination of common everyday emotions. As Terence Nance humorously explains at the beginning, he adds the story of his in-and-out relationship with Namik Minter as a back-drop to give concrete detail and storyline to the original mini-film, "How Would You Feel?," which I believe is included on the Special Features of this DVD, along with the 8-minute "Exorcising Rejection." {Both of the shorter films are well-worth watching on their own.} The mass of the film is narrated by Nance, but Minter also steps in with some valuable insights of her own.

This film reminds me a little of 2004's What the Bleep Do We Know!?, only it's more about psychology than physics. Like the earlier film, it also incorporates spiritual and metaphysical elements without any reaching or preaching. It alternates between everyday street scenes in NYC and animated dream and fantasy sequences which, along with being funny and entertaining, are simply brilliant in a number of places. I must stress, however, that AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION of HER BEAUTY stands very much on its own. There is an exquisite imagination at work here, and the microcosmic view it affords us of universal ideas and situations makes it unique.
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I enjoy the artistic work of Terence Nance. The film is a unique perspective of relationships. (In regards to Amazon, the packaging was great.)
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My favorite dvd. Highly recommend.
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Great story! Refreshing!
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I wanted to love this movie so much but sadly I didn't. It was awful. This movie is scattered and in cohesive. I don't want thoughts narrated to me for an hour plus. I was hoping to see a story not an op-ed narrative on relationships. I applaud this film director/actor for thinking outside the box but sadly he missed the mark.
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