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Limited View on Love

October 29th, 2004

It's a relatively slow week on the limited release front with just three films on the list. It could be a case of Halloween, and Tuesday's election, scaring off some competition.

Birth - Reviews
Easily the widest of the three releases this week with a theatre count of 550. But despite obvious Oscar ambitions, it will most likely be remembered for its controversial nature and not its quality. The film deals with the consequences after a 10 year old little boy claims to be the reincarnation of Nicole Kidman's husband, who died a decade before. If you can get past the setup, and a certain bathtub scene, there are a few good performances in the film. But not good enough to earn an Oscar and certainly not good enough to overcome the film's other weaknesses. On a side note, this film has an outside shot at making it to the top ten.

Enduring Love - Reviews
After a tragedy involving a hot air balloon kills one of three men trying to rescue a boy, one man, (Rhys Ifans) becomes obsessed with the other survivor, (Daniel Craig.) The best reviewed film on this week's list, and it failed to reach the level needed for an overall positive score. The film opens in five theatres in New York and Los Angeles.

It's All About Love - Reviews
Visually this is a good movie, but just about everything else about the film falls flat. Confusing plot, weak script, poor acing performances, etc. For all the talent that went into this movie, there's little to show for it. The film opens tonight in two theatres, one in New York and one in Los Angeles.

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