Tag Archives: Diane Keaton

Hanging Up - * 1/2*

Diane Keaton directs this story about three sisters (Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow) and the impending death of their difficult father (Walter Matthau). Adam Arkin will also star as Ryan’s husband. Capsule Review: A good cast wasted on a … Continue reading

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The Other Sister - * *

It is apparent that the makers of The Other Sister intended their film to be a thoughtful comedy-drama exploring the subjects of love and mental retardation. But, the film’s depiction of mental retardation never rises above a simple gimmick. The … Continue reading

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Marvin’s Room - * * *

Well acted, but not often believable, dysfunctional family drama. Meryl Streep stars as Lee, a domineering single mother/cosmetologist in Cleveland, who is raising two children. The eldest (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a semi-insane rebel, put in a mental institution after attempting … Continue reading

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The First Wives Club - *

This revenge comedy starts well, but wanders off track and never returns. The First Wives Club focuses on three divorced women: Annie (Diane Keaton) is a struggling housewife with an overbearing mother and a lesbian daughter. She is only “separated” … Continue reading

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