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Rain Man

Starring: Adam Godley, Josh Hartnett; Director: Terry Johnson; Author: Dan Gordon; Opening Date: 09/19/2008

The ‘88 brothers-on-a-road- trip movie suffers a series of communication failures on its way to the stage in Rain Man. Landscapes must be replaced by interior shots — both physical and psychological. The latter proves too much for Hartnett — the blandly handsome film star lacks flair and nuance; Brit actor Adam Godley fares better as his autistic savant sibling. But the theater, paradoxically, has made the characters more two-dimensional than celluloid. C (Purchase tickets at LondonTheatreDirect.com or call: 01144 870 534 4444)

Originally posted September 25 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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