HOUSE OF CARDS (1993) Kathleen Turner stridently overplays as a widowed architect too self-absorbed to see that her 6-year-old daughter (the spookily placid Asha Menina) is withdrawing into a… PG-13 Tommy Lee Jones Kathleen Turner Asha Menina
Movie Review

HOUSE OF CARDS (1993)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Rated: PG-13; With: Tommy Lee Jones and Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner stridently overplays as a widowed architect too self-absorbed to see that her 6-year-old daughter (the spookily placid Asha Menina) is withdrawing into a quasi-autistic state. Touching on everything from virtual reality to Mayan mythology, Michael Lessac's debut film is an earnest hash that wastes Tommy Lee Jones in a Noble Shrink role. Still, the unpredictability keeps you watching, and there's one astounding visual effect involving a girl, a tree, and some finger paint.

Originally posted Jul 09, 1993 Published in issue #178 Jul 09, 1993 Order article reprints