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Faithful

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Perhaps it was the bunny slippers on Cher’s feet (that certainly did it for me). Anyway, something in the ad dissuaded moviegoers from committing to this comedy about a faithless husband (a wan-looking Ryan O’Neal) who hires a hitman (Chazz Palminteri) to relieve him of his marital burden (Cher). Although Faithful‘s video box offers the same strained whimsy as the movie poster — and the script, by Palminteri, contains some truly duh moments — this reasonably funny and ably acted distraction deserves a second chance. Just don’t expect big guffaws or deep implications. And don’t expect to see those silly slippers, either. B-

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