CINEMA: Heart Attack

Macaulay Culkin's latest is desperately sentimental

Now that Macaulay Culkin is a teenager, vulnerability, the quality that has prevented his wise child from turning into a wise guy, comes harder for him. Now that Ted Danson is a movie star, or thinks he is, stupidity comes harder for him. Danson's character in Getting Even with Dad is supposed to be an inept thief, but the actor doesn't want to dig into dumbness, which is where the laughs, if any, might be. Untutored is the worst he'll allow himself to seem. Untutored, but capable of sensitivity, of love, of being a '90s beau ideal, if given a chance.

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