This huge, live-action remake of the classic Disney animated film rests entirely on the wriggling shoulders of a passel of Dalmatian puppies. Since each is more adorable than the one before - and together they're an irresistible mass of squirming speckles - the
whole elaborate edifice holds up pretty well. Roger and Anita (Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson) -- the story's token human couple -- are blandly amiable, and while it may not be an actor's highest calling to perfectly reproduce the body language of a cartoon character, Glenn Close appears to be
having a splendid time camping it up as the fur-loving Cruella DeVil, whom she's refracted through the prism of <...