By Daniel Fierman
January 07, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Desert Blue

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Desert Blue Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson (1999, Columbia TriStar, 90 mins., R, also on DVD) A soda-pop-related chemical spill traps starlet Skye (Hudson) in mythical Baxter, Calif. — home of the world’s largest ice-cream cone — where she falls for the local dreamer (Sexton) obsessed with building a water park in the desert. The quirks don’t stop there: Director Morgan J. Freeman (Hurricane Streets) deploys all-terrain vehicles, alien theorists, and alcoholic FBI agents in an effort to pump some character into this lifeless indie. The result is inoffensive but totally unworthy of its cool-kids cast, which Reel Goodies (1:04) Amateur demolition expert Ely (Ricci) blows an FBI agent’s fed-sled sky high. The Last Detail Hudson, Ricci, and Affleck also costarred in the ensemble dud 200 Cigarettes. C

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