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Agnes (Kelly Mac­don­ald in a lovely, nu­anced per­for­mance) is a sub­ur­ban lifer, a mousy, re­signed lit­tle woman whose life is im­mured by her home, her fam­ily, and her church. She hasn’t been to nearby New York City in many years. Her hus­band Louie (David Denman) is a big burly garage owner. He loves his wife, but treats her with the well-mean­ing, un­think­ing chau­vin­ism of a man to­tally un­aware of an al­ter­na­tive. When she gets a jig­saw puz­zle as a birth­day present, things be­gin to change. She turns out to have a sa­vant’s fa­cil­ity for puz­zles, and her new pas­sion opens up her world. An­swer­ing an ad for a com­pe­ti­tion part­ner, she meets Robert (Ir­rfan Khan), a charm­ing, hand­some New Yorker. Her blos­som­ing self-con­fi­dence emerges like a flower in stop-mo­tion, and it af­fects ev­ery­one around her. Where’s it all go­ing? That’s the real puz­zle here. The pieces snap into place, and the pic­ture emerges at the end. Rated R. 103 min­utes. Vi­o­let Crown. (Jonathan Richards)


When teenage Mar­got Kim (Michelle La) dis­ap­pears, her fa­ther (John Cho) en­lists the help of a de­tec­tive (De­bra Mess­ing) and goes through Mar­got’s lap­top to fig­ure out what hap­pened to her. As he slowly con­tacts ev­ery­one in her so­cial me­dia contact lists, he dis­cov­ers that his daugh­ter is not who he thought she was. Co-writer and di­rec­tor Aneesh Cha­ganty shot the film en­tirely from the per­spec­tive of com­puter, tablet, and smart­phone screens. Rated PG-13. 102 min­utes. Re­gal Sta­dium 14; Vi­o­let Crown. (Not re­viewed)


This com­edy stars Santi (Emil­iano Ara­mayo) as a young boy whose par­ents (Mauri­cio Och­mann and Fer­nanda Castillo) have split. When he is di­ag­nosed with an ill­ness that threat­ens to take his eyesight, he wishes for his par­ents to get back to­gether. De­spite their dis­taste for one an­other, his par­ents do their best to oblige him. This movie en­joyed the sec­ond-big­gest open­ing of all time for a Mex­i­can film when it de­buted in Mex­ico ear­lier this year. Rated PG-13. 85 min­utes. In Span­ish with sub­ti­tles. Re­gal Sta­dium 14. (Not re­viewed)

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