Cinema: Going Goofy at the Movies

What will save the world this summer? Wacky films with dogs, dudes, Dick, dads, and mom's apple pie

All right, class, pencils down, lighten up. It's summer. Summer-movie time. And that means you can have your brains cryogenically frozen till fall. You won't have to take Cliffs Notes to any movie, unless it's Dick, the comedy about two '70s teenagers who were supposedly Watergate's Deep Throat--and that picture boasts giggling girls, a fart joke and a Chief Executive who serendipitously shares his nickname with the male organ. As for mega-serioso drama, the main one is Eyes Wide Shut, and that has Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman making weird whoopee, so it shouldn't be a chore to sit through. Most...

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