Set in the 1930's this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
“Nesting” centers on a young couple in their 30s who are worried that the spark and sense of adventure have gone out of their marriage.
2012-05-10 | NEIL GENZLINGER | Read the New York Times Review of Nesting
The Tucks are an odd lot: a family of four, headed by gentle Angus (William Hurt) and girlish Mae (Sissy Spacek) and completed by the dreamy teenager Jesse (Jonathan Jackson) and his surly older brother, Miles (Scott Bairstow). They've been living in their simple cabin in the woods, somewhere in the vicinity of the small New England town of Treegap, for quite a while now — about a hundred years, according to Mae, as the story opens in 1914. Immortal and resistant to illness and pain, they have managed to live quietly apart from the common run of humanity for the better part of a century, but then a headstrong girl from Treegap, Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel), stumbles into their separate world and discovers their secret. Based on the 1975 cult children's novel by Natalie Babbitt, "Tuck Everlasting" is an effective, well-made film that will certainly please its target audience of preteen girls. — Dave Kehr
2002-10-11 | Dave Kehr | Read the New York Times Review of Tuck Everlasting
This summer has yielded a bumper crop of children's movies, based on classic works of children's literature, popular television shows, previous movies and even, occasionally, an original idea. "The Country Bears" has the distinction of being the only current movie (and, so far as I can recall, the only one ever) to be based on a theme-park attraction. Since 1971, the Country Bears Jamboree has been a fixture of Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and clearly its down-home brand of ursine animatronic entertainment was crying out for adaptation into a big-screen feature. The plot combines "The Blues Brothers" and "Almost Famous" (but with bears, and a G rating), with an excruciating dollop of Disney sentimentality mixed in for good measure. — A. O. Scott
2002-07-26 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of The Country Bears