February 07, 2000 12:00 PM

Angela’s Ashes Great books rarely make great movies, and this film version of Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir is no exception. Children die, Dad drinks and it rains. And rains. (R)

The Cider House Rules Moving drama about a young man (Tobey Maguire) who ventures out to see the world after growing up in an orphanage. Michael Caine costars. (PG-13)

Down to You Freddie Prinze Jr., soulful-eyed, puppyish and earnest, stars with Julia Stiles in a by-the-numbers tale of first love at college. It’s so high school. (PG-13)

The Hurricane Denzel Washington gives a powerhouse performance as wrongly imprisoned boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. (R)

My Dog Skip A 10-year-old boy learns about life, love and forgiveness from his dog. A family film that the whole family will enjoy—really. (PG)

Supernova Voyage to nowhere. You’re better off staying home. (PG-13)

Sweet and Lowdown Woody Allen’s latest stars Sean Penn as a brilliant jazz guitarist who is a louse of a human being. Funny for two-thirds, then dribbles away. (PG-13)

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