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CeremonyUma Thurman hasn't had an easy time at the box office lately. Last year, her dizzy comedy Motherhood made the wrong kind of news when it raked in...CeremonyPT90MRUma Thurman hasn't had an easy time at the box office lately. Last year, her dizzy comedy Motherhood made the wrong kind of news when it raked in...2011-06-24Michael AngaranoMagnolia Pictures
Lee Pace, Uma Thurman | A SURPRISING TREAT Lee Pace and Uma Thurman in Ceremony

A SURPRISING TREAT Lee Pace and Uma Thurman in Ceremony (David Giesbrecht)

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Ceremony

Starring: Uma Thurman; Starring: Michael Angarano; Director: Max Winkler; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Uma Thurman hasn’t had an easy time at the box office lately. Last year, her dizzy comedy Motherhood made the wrong kind of news when it raked in $141 during its opening weekend in the U.K. No, that’s not a typo. And her follow-up, Ceremony (2010, R, 1 hr., 30 mins.), didn’t fare much better here. But director Max ”Son of the Fonz” Winkler’s offbeat charmer is a small treat, especially if you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s high-IQ brand of corduroy quirk. Michael Angarano plays a Max Fischer type who pines for his engaged ex (Thurman). Yes, it’s been done before (and better). But Uma lends it a sly and sexy spark. B

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