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2 Days in Paris

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2 Days in Paris

Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg play a New York couple, she French, who wrap up a miserable European holiday by spending two days in Paris, living above her parents. Not your usual lovers-in-Paris movie, but about two original, quirky characters so obsessed with their differences that Paris is almost a distraction. Written, directed, co-produced, edited and scored by Delpy; when a woman takes that many jobs, we slap her down for vanity. When a man does, we call him the new Orson Welles. Rated R for sexual content, some nudity and language. Three stars – Roger Ebert

Bee Movie

Jerry Seinfeld does the voice for a rebel bee who refuses to settle down to a lifetime of drudgery before he explores outside the hive. That leads to a lawsuit against the human race for exploiting honey. We learn at the outset of the movie that bees theoretically cannot fly. Unfortunately, in the movie, that applies only to the screenplay. It is really, really, really hard to care much about a platonic romantic relationship between Renee Zellweger and a bee. Rated PG for mild suggestive humor and a brief depiction of smoking. Two stars – RE

Martian Child

John Cusack plays a widowed sci-fi writer who adopts a lonely little boy (Bobby Coleman) who thinks he’s from Mars. Sweet, too sweet, until only Joan Cusack’s sass and vinegar lightens the lachrymosity. With Amanda Peet as the best friend, and a role for the usual beloved old dog. Rated PG for thematic elements and mild language. Two stars – RE

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