THE FACE OF LOVE (12A) .....
WHILE striving for profundity, this would-be weepy turns into a dullish hour and a half of superficial noodling.
It's a case of all fur coat and no knickers, if you will.
Annette Bening is interior designer Nikki who is left to potter around her Californian mansion following the death of her husband (Ed Harris) five years before. Popping around to express his unrequited love is a neighbour, played by the late Robin Williams.
Nikki's life is turned upsidedown when she meets an art teacher who's a dead ringer for her late husband, again played by Harris.
While forever threatening to say something profound about big themes of grief, loss and identity, the movie eventually brushes them aside before petering out.
Familiar faces... Ed Harris as Tom and Annette Bening as Nikki