Cinema: Rah! Rah! Rah!?

HEAD OVER HEELS Directed and Written by Joan Micklin Silver

Two and a half cheers! Two and three quarters? Not enough, in these cheerless times. Let's say three cheers and a quark for Head over Heels, an eccentric little comedy about what zoologists call pair bonding. The trouble with the pair on view is that only half of it, an unsteady young man named Charles (John Heard), is bonded. The other half has gone back to her husband. She is Laura (Mary Beth Hurt), a pretty and appealing but not very confident young woman who regards herself as quite ordinary. To the...

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