Lovely And Amazing

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Mom (Brenda Blethyn) is near death — liposuction gone wrong. Her once promising daughter (Catherine Keener) is working in a one-hour photo shop. Another (Emily Mortimer) is an actress with career-threatening body-image issues. An adopted child (Raven Goodwin) is overweight, black and simmering with disaffection. Would you call the Marks family depressed — or obsessed? Either is putting it mildly. But there's also something funny and truthful about their glum, strongly acted pursuit of hopeless dreams. This feels the way a lot of us are living now — on desperation's dull yet still cutting edge.