Cinema: Fallen Angels

The stars try to soar, but the plot clips their wings

What Charlie's Angels has going for it is a good joke about bikini waxing, another about blueberry muffins as lethal weapons, and a third about the difficulties of finding viable male companionship in Los Angeles. You would think any movie employing 17 writers (according to the Los Angeles Times) would have, let's say, 14 more funny lines--one per desperate scrivener.

Charlie's Angels also offers us cute, peppy Cameron Diaz as the most adorable of the Angels, Drew Barrymore as the most vulnerable of them (she seems actually to be acting now and then, which is probably a mistake in this...

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