In Paul Mazursky's unevenly captivating Shakespeare update of the Tempest, Prospero is
reimagined as a well-heeled architect (Cassavetes) who responds to
midlife ennui by ditching his career and wife (Rowlands) and hiding out
on a paradisical Greek isle with his teen daughter (Molly Ringwald, in
an impressive debut) and sprightly mistress Susan Sarandon. Though
real-life couple Cassavetes and Rowlands bounce well off one another and
Raul Julia does a wacky musical number with goats (set to the tune of
''New York, New York''), the magic's spare.