The 24-hour Woman

One of the stylistic hallmarks of writer-director Nancy Savoca is overacting by everyone in the cast, though she does periodically rein in Rosie Perezhere the producer of a TV morning show who decides she can have a baby and keep her job. Predictably, the adjustment proves difficult and Perez’s explosions become even more frenetic. On the whole, this is a pretty good comedy about life in Manhattan, but it’s not always clear when Savoca is satirizing pop culture and when she’s simply imitating it. With Marianne Jean-Baptiste (as another overachievera mother of three who goes to work as Perez’s assistant), Diego Serrano, Patti LuPone, and Karen Duffy. (JR)

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