A Hot-Tub Big Chill

SHOW: CHANTILLY LACE

TIME: JULY 18, 22, 27; SHOWTIME

THE BOTTOM LINE: Seven women get together for weekends of sisterly introspection and pizza. Men, beware.

When it comes to movies like Chantilly Lace, a male TV critic has to be open-minded. Women in Hollywood, after all, don't have it easy. Stars like Clint Eastwood remain sex symbols into their 60s, while their female counterparts are all but washed up at 40. Younger actresses too are reduced to fighting over second-fiddle roles in mediocre action films. Even in TV movies, where women dominate, the roles are boringly one-dimensional (the woman victimized or...

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