Picks and Pans Review: Now Playing

updated 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>SHERMAN'S WAY In a beguiling but familiar buddy comedy, a snooty young square (Michael Shulman, far left) ends up on a road trip with an amiable reprobate (James LeGros, left) and learns to loosen up. The movie breaks no new ground, but the performances are engaging, with LeGros the standout. (Not rated)

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12 A gaggle of talented character actors boisterously strut their stuff in a loosely adapted Russian-language version of 12 Angry Men. Set here in contemporary Moscow, the drama about 12 combative jurors deciding whether to convict a youth of murder still draws you in. (PG-13)

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EVERLASTING MOMENTS In a lovely Swedish-language film, a downtrodden housewife (a radiant Maria Heiskanen) in the early 1900s finds meaning in her grim life upon discovering photography. Based on a true story, it movingly shows the transforming power of art. (Not rated)

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