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'Lawless Hearts' Makes Grab for February Filmgoers

February is far from Hollywood's biggest month of the year, since the film community is focused on Oscar nominees. New offerings tend to be fluffy. But there are exceptions, such as the British comedy Lawless Hearts, which gives the audiences several angles on each of its characters. NPR's Bob Mondello has a review.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.