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Picking Up the Pieces

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Picking Up the Pieces

type:
TV Show
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
performer:
Woody Allen, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Cheech Marin, David Schwimmer, Kiefer Sutherland, Andy Dick, Fran Drescher, Eddie Griffin, Lou Diamond Phillips
director:
Alfonso Aran
distributor:
Artisan Entertainment
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a D-

A damn near unwatchable mess from Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau, Picking Up the Pieces is less remarkable for its plot — about a severed hand that brings miracles to a flyspeck Mexican town — than for its grossly overacting all-star cast. In addition to Allen and Schwimmer (as a randy priest), you’ll glimpse Sharon Stone, Fran Drescher, Kiefer Sutherland, Lily Tomlin, Cheech Marin, Kathy Kinney, Lou Diamond Phillips, Elliott Gould, Andy Dick, Hector Elizondo, and on and on. No matter: This is one of those deals where the filming appears to have been a party — and the film itself is the hangover. D-

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