By Troy Patterson
Updated December 11, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST

In Hav Plenty, novice writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot stars as Lee Plenty, a boho novelist reluctantly romancing Havilland Savage (Chenoa Maxwell), a buppie princess nicknamed Hav. As a filmmaker, Cherot is a bore, mixing recycled screwball romance with cartoonish social satire in a movie that lurches laboriously to the happy ending preordained by its title. But in Lee Plenty, he’s created a dapper comic hero, updating Mars Blackmon’s antic wit and Alvy Singer’s self-deprecating charm with dash enough to leave us wanting more. C