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A Wildly Uneven Comedy.

Film Critic John Powers reviews "Two Girls and a Guy". It stars Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Robert Downey Jr. It was written and directed by James Toback.


A Liberal Fantasy.

Film Critic Stephen Schiff reviews the new movie "The American President." It was produced and directed by Rob Reiner and stars Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. Also featured are Martin Sheen, Richard Dreyfuss and Michael J. Fox.


Re-Evaluating Women in 1930s Romantic Comedies

Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews The Runaway Bride, Elizabeth Kendall's book about women's portrayals and roles in the early era of film. The author says these women were allowed to be smarter, funnier and more self-respecting in ways that are uncommon today.


Boorman Hasn't Figured Out Where Whimsey Ends and Sappiness Begins.

Film critic Stephen Schiff reviews John Boorman's new movie, "Where the Heart Is." It's a farce about three rich kids forced by their father to make it on their own. It stars Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Crispin Glover, and Christopher Plummer. Boorman's earlier films include "Deliverance," "The Emerald Forest," and "Hope and Glory."

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