Matthew Lickona 2:02 p.m., Sept. 23
Where Are the Children?
The idyllic family scene at lakeside -- two beaming parents and their two small children -- is clouded over by the appearance of a black-gloved watcher, with telescope and little black notebook, in which he writes in red ink and capital letters: "T-O-M-O-R-R-O-W-!" Red ink, capital letters, and exclamation points prove to be very much the style of the movie. This generates some cackles of derision, but no suspense. One such cackle: the fellow who is supposed to have committed suicide nine years earlier, when confronted at the climax by his former wife, actually has the gall to exclaim, "You!" With Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, and Frederic Forrest; directed by Bruce Malmuth. 1986.