WiseGirls (2002) - Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 66 found boring (12.12%)

One-line Reviews (29)

The supporting actors - though stereotypical - actually give the film its authenticity, and an edgy, unpredictable quality.

Remarkable performances by the female leads propel this under appreciated underworld movie that uses a balance of camaraderie and crime to give us an entertaining affair with some touching turns and violent vignettes.

Weaker points include a very slow beginning, and a somewhat implausible scene in which Mira, at gunpoint, is forced to do something criminal that stretches logic.

The bit where she's forced to cut the body up is so contrived it's not funny.

What looks to be a B-grade laugh turns into a painful waste of time .

This movie is worth watching more than once.

Political correctness says it's bad but notwithstanding it was an entertaining 2 hours or so.

It was harmlessly entertaining fun, and I'm recommending to people as such.

Also, the subplot involving Meg's grandmother feels somewhat contrived, like it was setup just so that her extended 'family' would have a pawn with which to blackmail her.

Overall, Wisegirls is an enjoyable and entertaining mobster movie, though perhaps not the most inspired.

This movie actually exceeded my expectations because it was really entertaining, with great performances by everyone.

not only was the movie itself entertaining, funny and engrossing, mariah's acting was superb.

I think this film was cute, it kept me watching throughout, not just because it was filmed here, but it was a good film, my wife is the critical one, and she enjoyed it.

I said it's exciting because the turn of events towards the end is so "seemingly-towards-a-sad-ending" that i got really overwhelmed when i saw Meg joined Raychel and the other for their birthday-re-birthday-pack.

The plot, though predictable, is well played.

The plot is unexpected (which is quite unusual) and realistic, beside the ridicoulous "supposed to be" Italian talks, I've never once thought "this is ridiculous it would never happen in real life".

A thrilling drama, this is a chickflick any guy will love.

A very funny script combined with superb acting performances by the main three, particularly Mariah Carey made this film a very entertaining few hours.

After seeing "Glitter", I fully expected to see more of the lifeless, dull acting in which Mariah made all those horrible faces which were poor attempts at SHOWING her feelings.

Coming of age for Carey .

This is a entertaining movie about friendship, with some really great action and mob situations for everyone to get stuck into.

Definitely worth watching.

I found the film to be quite absorbing.

If this had been released in theatres I would have walked out.

For you see, i realized that its simplicity is actually what made it such a exciting movie for me.

The characters are well defined, the events are realistic, and gripping.

the story was predictable, the acting was bad (except for Mira Sorvino) it was an over all waste of my time.

OK this movie revolves around Sorvino- starts out really, really slow.

I really enjoyed it.