Antonia & Jane

If there’s such a thing as a standard-issue cutesy feminist comedy, this 1991 British picture, directed by Beeban Kidron from a Marcy Kahan script, pretty much fills the bill. The title heroines, played respectively by Saskia Reeves and Imelda Staunton, are lifelong friends who share the same psychiatrist and express their irritation as well as affection for each other as they usher in flashbacks recounting their relationship. There’s nothing really wrong with this pleasant movie if all you’re looking for is a light romp through the subject with inflections that recall Woody Allen, but don’t expect many dividends. (JR)

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