Recreation & Lifestyle

“Year One” – 0 popcorns

While indeed true that Lerner and Loewe didn’t write a hit every time, it is still difficult to grasp that director Harold Ramis (“Caddyshack,” “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day”) thought the unforgivably dreary “Year One” was funny. It’s like learning that Albert Einstein secretly wished he had conceived of Nutty Putty instead of just E=MC2.

My Sister’s Keeper – 2 & ½ popcorns

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. That is, unless they’ve seen director Nick Cassavetes’s “My Sister’s Keeper.” It’s not exactly the feel-good film you’ve been seeking. But if it’s a first-class, cathartic cry you’re after, be assured the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel has a license to sadden. Even strapping he-men will bawl. Trust me.