Frankly, it doesn't sound promising: Minnie Driver (whose looks are, shall we say, a matter of taste) as a would beauty queen so driven that she fobs off her illegitimate daughter (Hallie Kate Eisenberg, the annoying tyke from the Pepsi commercials)
onto her saintly best friend (Joey Lauren Adams) to preserve her reputation. Well, knock us over with a tiara, but first-time director Sally Field has actually made a likeable movie out of all that; imagine a larger-than-life, more emotional version of SMILE and you wouldn't be far off. Jon
Bernstein's ambitious scrip juggles all sorts of disparate elements that shouldn't really hang together: ROCKY-style uplift; chick-...