WISDOM and MEN AT WORK were pretty dismal, but actor Emilio Estevez comes up with a surprise his third time out as director. His adaptation of James Duff's play is a thoughtful, competently directed portrait of an American family's disintegration in the
aftermath of the Vietnam War. Estevez stars as Jeremy Collier, a veteran gripped by traumatic stress disorder and trapped in the bosom of his uncomprehending family. His father (Martin Sheen) can't understand why he won't just forget all about it and move on, while his narcissistic mother (Kathy
Bates) takes her son's increasingly antisocial behavior as a personal affront: "War doesn't make you rude to your parents,...