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December 18, 2020

COOKIE'S FORTUNE

Cookies_fortuneRobert Altman's small Southern town crime comedy from the pre-smart-phone-days of 1999 is layered with strokes of thematic depth and nuanced satire.

Altman deploys his signature method of interweaving multiple characters and plot-lines to craft a narrative quilt embellished with disarming humor and the regional mores of its authentic location, in this case Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Cookie's fortune

This is black comedy light, but you'll catch the undercurrent of ingrained racism in the hands of Glenn Close's villainess character Camille Dixon. Julianne Moore plays against type to winning results, and Charles S. Dutton steals the movie as the film's most grounded character. 

Rated PG-13. 118 mins. 

5 Stars

COLE SMITHEY

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