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Monday, October 2 2006

Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

Ever watching, waiting, and wisecracking, Watts is the irresistible underdog, cursed with loving a boy too "stupid" to see the truth.


Friday, August 25 2006

Kicking and Screaming (2006)

Behind all the banter and postgraduate trauma, Kicking and Screaming is a love story, only it's a fairly sour one that unfolds in reverse.


Thursday, September 23 2004

Naked in New York (1993)

Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.


Thursday, January 22 2004

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan is hooked on revising his past until he gets it right (not an unlikely metaphor for scriptwriting).


Thursday, October 10 2002

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Attraction is not comprised of rules, only missed opportunities.


Thursday, August 22 2002

Harvard Man (2001)

Harvard Man's refusal to pass judgment on characters' drug use is troubling.


Sunday, January 1 1995

The House of Mirth (2000)

Lily's detractors can use her slightest slip-ups -- for instance, smoking a cigarette or gambling at cards -- as weapons against her -- in her set, women's smoking is considered improper and even a sign of promiscuity.


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