Picks and Pans Review: Miami Rhapsody

updated 01/30/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/30/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

Sarah Jessica Parker, Mia Farrow, Antonio Banderas, Paul Mazursky

It's hot in Miami, and that's not a comment on the weather. Parker, a neurotic advertising copywriter, has just announced her engagement to Gil Bellows, an animal researcher, when she learns that her mother (Farrow) is having an affair with her invalid grandmother's nurse (Banderas). Meanwhile her father (Paul Mazursky) has been having a thing with his travel agent (Kelly Bishop). Her brother (Kevin Pollak) is sleeping with his partner's wife (Naomi Campbell), and her married sister (Carla Gugino) had renewed acquaintance with a high school beau. Fearing that marriage is a hopeless proposition, Parker becomes skittish about setting the date.

Miami Rhapsody desperately wants to say something warm and witty and wise about the current state of the union but manages only to say something about the size of its debt to sources as diverse as Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors and Love, American Style. Parker, like Marisa Tomei, has made a rapid journey from cute to cutesy. (PG-13)

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