By Michael Sauter
Updated April 09, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

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As a spirited, somewhat spoiled girl living with her expatriate parents in Paris in the late 1960s and ’70s, Channe (played in later years by Sobieski) can’t help but have a colorful life. Yet it doesn’t amount to much in this latest Merchant Ivory effort, adapted from a book by Kaylie Jones (daughter of The Thin Red Line author James). Unfolding in three chapters — call them scenes from a coming-of-age — A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries follows a random, wayward path, then seems to trail off after about two hours. A pair of nuanced performances by Kristofferson and Hershey, as Channe’s glamorously bohemian mom and dad, get lost along the way. C+

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A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

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