Director: Brian Levant. With Ice Cube, Nia Long, Philip Bolden, Aleisha Allen. (95 min.)
Sterritt ** You may be asking yourself the title question as you watch a kid-phobic man take an unwanted road trip with the children of a single mom he wants to
woo. Cube is cute and Long is lovely, but the youngsters are too brash and smug to bear. At least there's a heartwarming end to the excursion.
Director: Travis Klose. With Araki, Björk, Takeshi Kitano, Richard Kern. (85 min.)
Sterritt ** Nonfiction portrait of the renowned Japanese photographer Araki, whose work ranges from art works to fashion shots to pornographic imagery. Illuminating, if not exactly edifying. In English and Japanese with subtitles.
Director: Jean-François Richet. With Ethan Hawke, Maria Bello, Laurence Fishburne, Drea de Matteo. (109 min.)
Sterritt ** See review at right.
Director: Fatih Akin. With Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli, Stefan Gebelhoff, Catrin Striebeck. (118 min.)
Sterritt *** It's multiculturalism without tears in this tragicomic tale of two extremely unhappy young Turks who decide to get married on the tiny chance it will make their new lives in Germany a bit more tolerable. Superbly acted. In English, German, and Turkish with subtitles.
Director: Siegrid Alnoy. With Sasha Andres, Carlo Brandt, Catherine Mouchet, Eric Caravaca. (100 min.)
Sterritt **** Brilliantly made psychological thriller about a young woman who'd do anything to be like the people she considers "nice" and "normal" but can't quite
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