An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)


An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)

A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And, perhaps more importantly, are your experiences the sum of you?
IMDb  6.4 /10
Metacritic   74%
Director Terence Nance
Writer Terence Nance
Release Date2013-04-12
Runtime1h 24mins
GenreAnimation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Content RatingTV-MA (TV-MA)
Awards1 win & 2 nominations.

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is a 2012 American semi-animated comedy-drama-romance film, directed by Terence Nance in his feature directorial debut. The film follows a quixotic artist who, when stood up by an attractive woman, makes a film about it and shows it to her. The film was adapted from Nance's 2006 short film, How Would You Feel?. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has received generally positive reviews from critics.


A young man (Terence Nance) is stood up on a date by a beautiful woman (Namik Minter), he begins to wonder about the nature of feelings and what exactly makes up a specific moment in time.


  • Terence Nance as Terence
  • Alisa Becher
  • Jc Cain
  • Dexter Jones
  • Namik Minter
  • Talibah Lateefah Newman
  • Chanelle Aponte Pearson


Critical reception for An Oversimplification of Her Beauty has been mostly positive and the film holds a rating of 74 on Metacritic (based on 11 reviews) and a rating of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 38 reviews).


  • Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You at the Gotham Independent Film Awards (2012, won)