By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated September 23, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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A Simple Twist of Fate

type
  • Movie

Serious Steve Martin battles funny Steve Martin for the soul of this contemporary melodrama based on ”Silas Marner.” As a lonely miser who, through labored circumstances, adopts a little girl, Martin veers unconvincingly between pathos and buffoonery. With Gabriel Byrne as the girl’s natural father and Catherine O’Hara as a sympathetic neighbor.

A Simple Twist of Fate

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
director
  • Gillies MacKinnon

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