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Robert De Niro liked this crazy kids' story so much he stars in it and produces too. He plays criminal psychopath Fearless Leader, an animated, power-hungry nutcase who is unleashed on the real world when he and his sadistic side-kicks (Rene Russo and Jason Alexander) hatch a plan to take over the planet. Fearless Leader uses TV to hypnotise the population into voting for him but a couple of cartoon heroes - Rocky and Bullwinkle - are set to stop him in his tracks. It's fun, fantastical and full of great gags.
PAY IT FORWARD (12, RENTAL)
Helen Hunt is not the first person you'd think of to play an alcoholic but with the help of some marvellous make-up and co-stars such as Hayley Joel Osment as her special son and Kevin Spacey as his out-of-the-ordinary teacher to back her up, she does OK. But this story about a little boy's big ideas regarding the world around him just can't stand the pace. It all starts entertainingly enough but then in order to extract some sort of emotional response descends into insipid soppiness near the end. You have been warned.
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 3, 2001|
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