CINEMA: LOCO EMOTION

A POP-MUSIC DRAMA HAS THE SOUND BUT NO SENSE

To watch a movie set in recent decades is to run a reality check on the cast and crew. Are they wearing the accurately awful frocks? Any anachronistic dialogue? In this game of dueling memories we may be no closer to the truth than the filmmakers, but hey, we were there. Any fiction movie becomes, in our eyes, a failed documentary.

In Allison Anders' Grace of My Heart, there's little doubt that the tale of Denise Waverly (Illeana Douglas), who in the early '60s marries a young lyricist (Eric Stoltz) and with him writes a lot of Top 10 hits, is...

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