BABY GENIUSES (1999)
Starring Kathleen Turner, Christopher
Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol, Dom DeLuise, Ruby Dee, Kyle Howard,
Kay Ballard and Randy Travis.
Screenplay by Bob Clark and Greg Michael.
Directed by Bob Clark
Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures. Rated PG. 95 minutes.
That splat you just heard was Kathleen Turner's once
promising career finally hitting rock bottom.
Less than twenty years after raising
temperatures in Body Heat, Romancing The Stone and The War Of The Roses,
she is relegated to playing the meanie in a talking baby movie.
As for the quality
— well did I mention it was a talking baby film?
Also slumming in this formulaic
yawner is Christopher Lloyd, but then again, he was never mentioned in Oscar time.
I'll bet that after this mess, Turner's looking back with nostalgia even at past debacles
like Moonlight & Valentino and V.I. Warshawski.
Jay S. Jacobs
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