CINEMA: RECESS YET?

JACK COULD USE A BREAK FROM DEEP THINKING

Movie stars who will do anything for love! And the audiences that encourage them! Next on Ricki Lake? No, right now at the Stygian Acres multiplex.

But not, one imagines, for very long. Much as we all enjoy a sloppy wallow in cheap sentiment, it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to watch Robin Williams further degrade in Jack what was one of the movies' most valuable gifts. The film is a Big variant--a kid inhabiting a grownup's body and getting into all sorts of trouble as a result. But we're not talking about an ill-considered wish going merrily awry here....

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