Ty Burr
October 27, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Picking Up the Pieces

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
performer
Woody Allen, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Cheech Marin, David Schwimmer, Kiefer Sutherland, Andy Dick, Fran Drescher, Eddie Griffin, Lou Diamond Phillips
director
Alfonso Aran
distributor
Artisan Entertainment
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a D-

A damn near unwatchable mess from Like Water for Chocolate director Alfonso Arau, Picking Up the Pieces is less remarkable for its plot — about a severed hand that brings miracles to a flyspeck Mexican town — than for its grossly overacting all-star cast. In addition to Allen and Schwimmer (as a randy priest), you’ll glimpse Sharon Stone, Fran Drescher, Kiefer Sutherland, Lily Tomlin, Cheech Marin, Kathy Kinney, Lou Diamond Phillips, Elliott Gould, Andy Dick, Hector Elizondo, and on and on. No matter: This is one of those deals where the filming appears to have been a party — and the film itself is the hangover. D-

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