Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 07/22/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/22/2002 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Lovely & Amazing

A quirky comedy that lives up to its title. Four females—a mother, two adult daughters and her adopted 8-year-old African—American child—must come to terms with family traits or move beyond them. Catherine Keener and Brenda Blethyn star. (R)

Men in Black II Disposable fun. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as secret agents fighting aliens in an amusing, blessedly brief sequel (88 minutes). (PG-13)

My Wife Is an Actress French comedy about a sports journalist (Yvan Attal, who also wrote and directed) having trouble accepting that his wife (Charlotte Gains-bourg) is a popular film star whose job entails kissing other men onscreen. Pleasant enough, and light as the cream pie our hero daydreams of smashing into the face of one of his wife's more ardent costars. (R)

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