Tag Archives: Meg Ryan

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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You’ve Got Mail - * * *

One of the oldest adages in Hollywood is: find a good formula and stick with it. So, hoping for another Sleepless in Seattle, writer/director Nora Ephron has once again teamed up with stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for a … Continue reading

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City of Angels - * * 1/2*

Angels are a hot pop-culture item right now. So it was only a matter of time before someone got around to making an adaptation of Wim Wenders’ film Wings of Desire, about an angel who falls in love with a … Continue reading

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Anastasia - * * *

It’s ironic. Just at the time when the tried-and-true Disney formula for animated films seems to be faltering, the other studios, desperate for a share in the lucrative animated film market, have come out with their own “Disney-formula” films. Anastasia … Continue reading

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Addicted to Love - * *

Romantic comedies are an odd lot. You walk in knowing full well how the film is going to end, so there’s never any real suspense (though the films always pretend there is). For example, in Addicted to Love, Sam (Matthew … Continue reading

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Courage Under Fire - * * *

Courage Under Fire is a thought-provoking Gulf War drama, examining the true nature of courage and honor. Denzel Washington portrays Lt. Colonel Nat Serling, who is instructed to investigate a Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Karen Walden (Meg Ryan), the … Continue reading

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Restoration - * * *

Ribald tale of a foolish young doctor maturing during the 16th century. Robert Downey, Jr., plays the doctor, who is taken into the court of King Charles II (Sam Neill), when he serendipitiously heals the king’s favorite dog. He is … Continue reading

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French Kiss - * * *

Kevin Kline steals the show in this warm and humorous romantic comedy. Interesting characters and good dialogue more than compensate for a cliched subplot about a stolen jewel.

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