February 6, 2014 6:03 pm

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty – film review

Terence Nance’s arty debut feature is both annoying and inventive
'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty'

'An Oversimplification of Her Beauty'

You could do worse than stepping by mistake into a cinema showing An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. I doubt you’d book up for a night out. It’s an arty, wordy, low-budget stream of consciousness about love, starring and made by Afro-haloed hunk and first-time feature maker Terence Nance. Nance plays, autobiographically his script suggests, the young New York inamorato given to Joycean voiceovers and prankish chat-and-grab scenes (a bit early Godard) with his beloved. The film is annoying at times, hugely inventive at others. The animation sequences are cult-collectable.

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Nigel Andrews


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