Nothing Special

4.51 h 39 min20127+
A dark and funny tale of an ambitious young woman and her relationship with her bi-polar mother. Louise (Julia Garcia Combs) is living in Los Angeles with her mother, May (Karen Black), who has recently been evicted from her Section 8 apartment.
Angela Garcia Combs
Karen BlackBarbara BainJulia Garcia Combs
English [CC]
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3.0 out of 5 stars

14 global ratings

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errin spellingReviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
love, work and a dog who loves to lick
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Nothing Special is a story about mothers and daughters, love, work and a dog who loves to lick. He even licks fresh air. The star has a wonderful boss who makes her life easier, in every way she can. I don't know why it says comedy.
Ben CombsReviewed in the United States on December 28, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
If you have a Mother, you will love this movie, not just a chick flick
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I read some reviews and totally agree, no car crashes and no bombs, just a great story line carried by great actors in this independent film. I don't think anybody has broached the subject of Bi-Polar disorder or how frustrating it can be to deal with someone inflicted but this movie hit the nail in the head, great scenes and great acting. I heard this was Karen Black's last feature role before her death and you could see how hard she worked on this. What a great career and what a great exclamation point to put on her work. Great writing and great acting. Of course Barbara Bain was great too, this movie was worth the time to watch, i just wish i could wipe my memory clean and see it again.
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BeckersReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie
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A wonderfully funny, dramatic and charming movie. The young woman who is the lead knows her stuff, a great character with some decisions to make. Special kudos to Barbara Bain who is remarkable in the part of a strong women who has some problems of her own, having to do with health and family. I would highly recommend this movie to any woman who is struggling -- or just fans of Miss Bain and Karen Black!
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BeckersReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Movie!
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This is a sincerely wonderful movie that touches on so many things. All performances, particularly by Barbara Bain, are superior and the simple yet not so simple story about a lonely young woman, her mentally ill mother, and the friendship developed with her boss is tender, funny and also includes some thoughtful drama. Recommended.
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Double HappinessReviewed in the United States on January 26, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring, Dragged-Out, Dull, Not Funny
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The title describes the entire movie, but mostly, the title describes the ending.
At the end, I kicked myself for watching the entire movie.
I am giving this movie one star for the cute dog, but that's all.
Lynda Gayle HallockReviewed in the United States on April 15, 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Nothing Special is very apt for this no starter film
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The main character had the personality of a wet mop...and what the hell happened to Karen Black????
hnhReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2016
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Two Stars
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HenryReviewed in the United States on February 9, 2015
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Five Stars
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We enjoyed the movie very much. Interesting characters, interesting story, interesting acting by all.
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