Maybe it's a generational thing, but in the last coupleweeks I've seen two movies about the 1960s and '70s that, despite superbperformances and solid direction, just did nothing for me.
The first was last week's "Metroland,"a stoic defense of settling for a suburban commuter lifestyle after a wildyouth. The acting was above reproach and it even stars my favorite actress,Emily Watson, but I still couldn't bring myself to give it more than twostars. I found it dull. Yet, my Baby Boomer colleagues have been raving.
This week I'm seeing the same chasm with "HideousKinky," the story of a young, hippie mother (Kate Winslet) who dragsher two reluctant daughters hither and yon around Morocco, circa 1972,living a day-by-day bohemian lifestyle and telling the kids they don'tneed to go to school.
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