Freaky Friday

BBBB (out of 5) Surprisingly terrific adaptation of the comedy that originally starred Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. Jamie Lee Curtis plays an overworked therapist and mother who is about to get married to her boyfriend (Mark Harmon), despite the emotional objections of her difficult teenaged daughter (Lindsay Lohan). The two fight about various mother-daughter conflict…

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The Joy Luck Club

BBBB (out of 5) Amy Tan’s bestselling novel of intergenerational Asian women is brought to the big screen with its excellent story intact. A group of young Chinese-American women are in one way or another at a crossroads in their lives, until their mothers come along and tell them stories of their pasts that help…

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Sky High

BBB.5 (out of 5) Adorable adventure that will thrill the kids and possibly even divert the adults. In a world where superheroes get married and have children, there exists a high school in the sky where teens can go and get an education that includes developing their abilities as either heroes or sidekicks. Our protagonist…

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Nancy Drew

BBBB (out of 5) The teen sleuth with the sharp brain and the shiny penny loafers just never seems to go out of style, and in this adorable caper she’s as chic as ever. Taking its cue from the books by Carolyn Keane that have thrilled many a young reader since they first appeared just…

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