My husband and I went to see 3 movies Friday night, and had a GREAT time. The Notorious Bettie Page - It's very sweet, and Gretchen Mol is perfect and wonderful as Bettie. She comes off as very innocent about the pictures that were being taken. Even when Bettie has all her clothes off (and yes, there is full-frontal nudity), as one of the characters says about her (paraphrasing), "Even when she's nude she doesn't seem naked." Even though Bettie (talking about the movie character because I don't know how true-to-life it was) had some pretty nasty things happen to her the incidents were never shown in a graphic way. Childhood sexual abuse was only hinted at, and a horrific gang-bang is only implied, not shown. The director Mary Harron (American Psycho), the writer Guinevere Turner (American Psycho screenplay), and Gretchen Mol (The Shape of Things) all obviously adore Bettie, and want to show her personality and work in the best possible light. They make even the most appalling of Bettie's bondage photos look like innocent fun, and that was ok with me. I walked into the theater knowing very little about Bettie Page, having just seen a few of the photos over the years, and walked out adoring Bettie too. They even treat her conversion to born-again Christianity with respect and matter-of-factness. Of course it helps that Bettie never condemned or was ashamed of her past, even at her most fervent. This movie won't be remembered at awards time, and that's ok too, but I'm glad I saw it and I'd like to see it again. I hope it does well, to the benefit of all involved. Seeing the lousy scores for this and other movies at Rotten Tomatoes, I see once again that that place is not to be trusted. I might not have been so keen to see these films on opening day if I'd visited RT first. I'm so glad now I didn't. Most of the complaints are so far off the mark I'm not even sure the critics saw the same movies, but what can you do. Each to their own. All I know is that WE loved both movies, especially American Dreamz.