The following minireviews are written by Times Critics for movies showing this weekend at theaters in the Tampa Bay area. Consult Movie Times for theaters and showtimes.
NEW THIS WEEK
(R) (119 min.) Jamie Foxx (Any Given Sunday) plays a dimwitted small-time crook unaware that he is under FBI surveillance. Not that he's a master criminal, but he knows one that the Feds want to catch. David Morse and David Paymer co-star as the prying eyes. Harsh profanity, loud, hectic violence and one scene of sexuality.
(R) (112 min.) Karaoke clubs are the backdrop for romance, redemption and dreams of stardom in Bruce Paltrow's road movie. His Oscar-winning daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, shows up to sing a few tunes, as do co-stars Huey Lewis, Andre Braugher and Maria Bello (Coyote Ugly). Moderate profanity and brief nudity.
(PG) (108 min.) _ Two missionaries spread the Mormon gospel in Los Angeles. Low-budget mix of drama and comedy written, directed by and starring Richard Dutcher, a former Mormon missionary. The film did great business in Utah and other Western states. Now, it's spreading slowly into other markets, a few cities at a time.
A Piece of Eden
(NR) (100 min.) _ Manhattan public relations flack goes back home to Indiana to claim his inheritance, a sun-dappled apple orchard. Reportedly a family-friendly blend of comedy and drama from director John Hancock (Bang the Drum Slowly, Weeds).