A grand old romantic weepie with Bette Davis’s classic line, “Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars”, and a classic bit of action when Paul Henreid lights a cigarette and hands it to her. Davis is the ugly duckling daughter, dominated by her mother Gladys Cooper, who, with the help of psychiatrist Claude Rains, transforms into a swan and finds romance with unhappily married Henreid aboard a cruise ship. It’s what is known sometimes jeeringly as a “woman’s picture” that aims straight for the emotions and is best enjoyed with a glass of something, some chocolates and a handful of tissues. But that’s really too patronising because it’s very well made and won Davis an Oscar.
Climate change turns out to be the result of aliens preparing the Earth for invasion in this effective sci-fi drama starring Charlie Sheen as an astronomer sounding the alarm that no one but him can hear.
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