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FEBRUARY 21, 2000: 

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (R)
Pedro Almodóvar is back again, and this time his hallucinatory visuals, screwball comedy, and heartfelt characters seem to click in this story about a young man who searches for his lost father—only to discover that dad now sports some silicon falsies and goes by the name Lola.
Prediction: Hey, it's up for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. How bad could it be?
Probable Entertainment Value: A


BOILER ROOM (R)
Giovanni Ribisi and pals set out to make as much money as they can, any way that they can. And, as will happen with young guys, testosterone starts to sour the air and all hell breaks loose. Call this a Glengarry Glen Ross for the 20-something set.
Prediction: It'll get lost in the pre-Oscar hype, which may be exactly what the producers were hoping for.
Probable Entertainment Value: C


BOYS DON'T CRY (R)
In the true story, Brandon Teena was brutally murdered for living her life as a boy, since, biologically, she was a girl. Teena's death doesn't make more sense in the film version, but it does rivetingly explain her complicated life and how devastating intolerance and ignorance can be.
Prediction: Hilary Swank as Teena and Chlo' Sevigny are both up for Oscars; Swank has already won a Golden Globe, and the buzz on this flick has been deafening.
Probable Entertainment Value: A


HANGING UP (PG-13)
Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, and Lisa Kudrow make like screwballs in this "taking care of daddy" comedy written by the Ephron sisters.
Prediction: See prediction for Boiler Room.
Probable Entertainment Value: C


PITCH BLACK (R)
David Keith stars in this action/scifi thriller about a space colony that is terrorized when darkness falls. I'm just a'tremble.
Prediction: See prediction for Boiler Room.
Probable Entertainment Value: C


SWEET AND LOWDOWN (PG-13)
Woody Allen explores his other passion—jazz—in his new film about a near-great, brilliant 1930s guitarist who also happens to be a cruddy human being. With Sean Penn, Samantha Morton (both Oscar nominees for these roles), Uma Thurman, and Gretchen Mol.
Prediction: Janet Maslin loved it and that's good enough for me.
Probable Entertainment Value: C


THE WHOLE NINE YARDS (PG-13)
Bruce Willis is an ex-mob boss hiding out in Matthew Perry's neighborhood. The two have to buddy up to escape a killer and therein lies the comedy, or what passes for same.
Prediction: See prediction for Boiler Room.
Probable Entertainment Value: A


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