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Continued: Movies reviewed in brief: 'Child's Pose,' 'Elaine Stritch,' 'Face of Love,' more

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Theater: St. Anthony Main.

 

So silly and stilted it’s almost endearing, this handsomely sub-Hitchcock romantic mystery stars Geoffrey Rush as a venal, wealthy art dealer. Obsessively avoiding intimate human contact, he regularly communes with his collection of ill-gotten masterworks, all female portraits. When a reclusive young heiress contacts him by phone to sell off her estate's furniture, he begins to fall in love with her disembodied voice, imagining her the ideal of an unattainable female beauty. The screenplay is riddled with implausibilities, not the least of which is thinking that people say “forthwith” in everyday conversation.

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