The pathos and hard truths trotted out in the third act are crowbarred into this slapstick vehicle as if flown in from another movie.
The question is why he’s doing this, and we don’t get to find that out until the third act.
Will the younger members of the audience get all the irreverently skewed historical references? No. Does that matter? Not really.
Single mother Christy is newly sober, coping with the stresses of life when her estranged Mom re-enters her life.
This enjoyable comedy about a summer vacation that changes a teenager’s life goes right to the front of the class as a charmer, representing a sparkling alternative to the bombast of the summer movie season.
Nearly a decade later, with all the technological advancement in the interim, “Nemo” remains a monumental achievement as well as a delightful and resonant entertainment.
“The Help,” based on the book of the same name, is a racially charged but smartly understated portrait of the relationship between African-American maids and their white employers in Jackson, Miss. in the early 1960s.
Allison Janney and Ally Sheedy are featured in “Life During Wartime,” a study of suburban agonies.
What will moviegoers be looking forward to, flocking to, then fleeing from or returning to, on theatre screens between now and late August?