Movie Review for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

An Oversimplification of Her Beautyoversimplification of her beauty  

Starring: Terence Nance, Namik Minter, Chanelle Pearson, Dexter Jones, Talibah Lateefah Newman, Alisa Becher, Jc Cain, Rebecca Pinard, Shanté Cozier



Written & Directed by Terence Nance


Rated: NR

Run Time: 84 mins

Genre: Drama/ Comedy


Opens May 31st


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel


Hey Phoenix Film Fans! Opening this week at Film Bar is a film that was seemingly popular in the film festival circuit in 2012. Showcasing at festivals all over the world such as Sundance, Sundance London, Athens, Los Angeles FF, Santa Barbara FF, the film lovers of Phoenix now get the chance to experience this unique film.


Using various forms of visual mediums to tell the story between Terence and the object of his affection, the film is a combination of 2  films made into one to describe the journey of love.


To try and summarize this film is a challenge because there are so many elements combined into one movie that it’s difficult to describe what it is to the novice film goer. It’s part documentary, part animation, part experimental and part narrative coagulating into 83 minutes of film that fluctuates between enjoyment and confusion. It’s as if filmmaker Terence Nance’s brain were hooked up to the screen, viewing his innermost thoughts and nighttime dreams. It’s unique, and a different way of storytelling, but I’m not sure if it reaches the goal of entertainment and delight, resulting some confusion from being highly artistic. You be the judge when “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” opens at Film Bar starting Friday May 31, 2013.