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"The Next Best Thing" Madonna and Rupert Everett star in a gay-themed family comedy that goes seriously awry.
By Stephanie Zacharek [03/03/00]

"What Planet Are You From?" It's a sad day for cinema when a vibrating penis upstages a perfectly good actress.
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"Drowning Mona" Bette Midler, Casey Affleck and Danny DeVito star in a backwoods slapstick that lacks the anarchy needed for true farce.
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"3 Strikes" The loosey-goosey South Central romp could use a translator for Clueless White People, but it's packed with physical comedy yuks.
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Sharps & Flats Wu-Tang Clan's grandest gastronome, Ghostface Killah, slips between chaotic crime and silly non sequiturs.
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glowBlue Glow Lesbians in love on HBO; Tina Turner on 100th "Behind the Music"
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