13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces…

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What Women Want

BB.5 (out of 5) Mel Gibson is ridiculous in this really, really, really long comedy about a man who is suddenly given the ability to hear the inner thoughts of the women around him (including female animals).  Helen Hunt is the new office colleague who doesn’t know that her mind is being plundered for good ideas that…

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Man On The Moon

BBB (out of 5) Shallow biopic of controversial comedian Andy Kaufman, most famous for his role as Latka on Taxi. Jim Carrey is brilliant as Kaufman (and all his alter egos), who was himself considered a genius by those who understood him well enough, but the script by the writing team of Larry Karaszewksi and…

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Beautiful

BB.5 (out of 5) Sally Field makes a middling directorial debut with this distracting comedy about an obsessive beauty pageant contestant (Minnie Driver) who wants to be Miss Universe badly enough to ignore the people close to her.  Joey Lauren Adams is adorable as her best friend, who supports her as far as claiming to be…

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