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updated 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Don't take it personally if you read reviews at this time of year and can't find the movie. Remember that films are often released in just a few places so they can qualify for the next year's Oscars, then show up later elsewhere. Be patient and use the extra time to finish holiday shopping, trim the tree or write cards to people who send them to you every year even though you never respond.

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