Picks and Pans Review: Also Playing

updated 06/23/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/23/2003 01:00AM

The Hard Word A trio of Aussie brothers pursue a life of crime. This one boasts a certain casual charm and dandy turns by Guy Pearce as the brains of the crew and Rachel Griffiths as his sexpot wife, but it doesn't add up to much. (R)

The Heart of Me Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams swan about in flattering frocks from the 1930s and '40s in a half-baked period romantic drama about two London sisters who hanker after the same man (Paul Bettany). (R)

Rugrats Go Wild Nickelodeon crams characters from its kiddie TV shows, Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, into one crowded, forgettable cartoon feature. The Rugrats crew is shipwrecked on an island inhabited only by the Thornberry clan, who have pitched camp to make a nature documentary. The best jokes play off popular culture, with references to A Perfect Storm and Gilligan's Island. (PG)

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