Critics' Voices: Jan. 13, 1992


FATHER OF THE BRIDE. In 1992 the middle class deserves a good cry over something besides the recession, so why not a wedding? Well, because this soppy comedy is pretty lame, despite the efforts of Steve Martin (Dad) and the easy charm of Diane Keaton (Mom).

AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD. In these politically correct days, most epic journeys into exotic lands are guilt trips, pinning blame for the world's woes on the evil white male. Director Hector Babenco's turgid trek into the Brazilian rain forest accomplishes this and more: it makes the viewer feel guilty for...

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