Denise Lanctot
March 06, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

A Smile Like Yours

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Joan Cusack, Lauren Holly, Greg Kinnear
director
Keith Samples
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a D

Oscar nominees go one for two in this soulless sitcom clone, A Smile Like Yours. We’re supposed to care (and laugh) about the baby-making troubles of an infertile couple whose cutesy, cardboard lives argue persuasively for population control. As the ditsy wife, Holly displays the comedic instincts of a lawn Bambi, while hubby Kinnear, up for Best Supporting Actor in As Good as It Gets, phones in Talk Soup panache. Fast-forward to In & Out Oscar candidate Cusack, giving comic spark to a lifeless role as the wife’s coworker/friend, and Jill Hennessy, formerly of Law & Order, gallivanting in nonlegal briefs. D

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