Cinema: Sex, Lies And DVD Player

One Night at McCool's is the year's coolest comedy

The woman known only as Jewel (a stunning Liv Tyler) is capable of being all things to all men. Luckily, only three of them are significantly present in One Night at McCool's. If she had had any more boys to toy with, this movie might have turned into a sobering study in multiple-personality disorder. Instead, it remains a sort of low-rent Rashomon that is the smartest, funniest, most cleverly structured comedy of the year.

Jewel appears to us--and to Randy (Matt Dillon), the slacker barkeep at the film's eponymous drinking establishment--as a simple material girl. He rescues her from an apparent...

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