Cinema: Son of Greetings

Greetings, it may be recalled, was a freaky little low-budget comedy about college kids, the draft and politics that enjoyed some success a season or so ago. Much of it shot wide of the mark, but a few scenes (notably a satire on assassination investigators) hit close enough for Writer-Director Brian De Palma and Producer Charles Hirsch to be called "promising," and to get them a major distributor's financing for a sequel. Hi, Mom/!is the uneven result.

Originally and more aptly titled Son of Greetings, the movie chronicles the further adventures of Jon Rubin (Robert De Niro), one of the stalwarts of...

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