CINEMA: MAD ABOUT HER

WITH A HIT SITCOM AND A STAR TURN IN A NEW MOVIE, HELEN HUNT HAS FINALLY BROKEN INTO THE BIG TIME

Tough men go dippy in her presence. They look beyond the blondness and see a questing intelligence, a wit that can sting or caress and, in the corners of her smile, a hint that with the right guy, she wouldn't mind messing around a bit. So, in Twister, a meteorologist (Bill Paxton) runs away with her, ditching his fiance to wildcat after tornadoes. On Mad About You, her TV husband (Paul Reiser) can't stop rhapsodizing. "I'm admiring a beautiful girl who married me for some reason," he says, and "all I know is that I want to wake up with you...

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