Friday, October 9, 2009

Today's New in Theaters- 10/9/09

Couples Retreat: I've been looking forward to this one for a while--it's a cast full of people I like and respect (Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, etc.) But boy, the reviews so far have just been deadly. So we'll see if it's as good as it should be, as bad as it's supposed to be, or somewhere in between.

Good Hair: A comic doc from the very funny Chris Rock, examining the big business of black hair. Ebert gives it a thumbs-up.

Trucker: It's not a remarkably original story, and it unfolds in fairly predictable beats. But Michelle Monaghan is awfully good, and the low-key, lived in atmostphere is strong.

An Education: Also high on my too-see list is Lone Scherfig's film of Lynn Barber's memoir, adapted for the screen by the great Nick Hornby (the novelist behind High Fidelity and About a Boy, among others). It's only opening on three screens in NY and LA, but early reviews have been rhapsodic.

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