Intolerable Cruelty

George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones are fine but the film lacks the loony humor of O Brother Where Art Thou? and the ironic tragedy of Fargo. However, note that the film is not cynical – it’s a commentary on the contemporary cynicism about marriage. Ends satisfactorily. Kind of O’Henry-ish

School of Rock

I loved School of Rock. Pro-kid, lots of heart. Amazing talent.

It’s easy to see how some parents might get nervous at the way parental authority is questioned, but I think this and other points that might make adults nervous are the very reasons why parents need to see this film – after all, their kids are seeing the film, or talking with kids who have. This way, you can have respectful conversations with your kids about what’s important.