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(Comcast Movie Collections: Great Movie Moms) Jamie Lee Curtis has her best role in years as the body-switching mom in the remake of the beloved 1976 comedy. Lindsay Lohan (”The Parent Trap”) plays the daughter, an Avril clone who “drabs down” when her mother’s spirit enters her body, and Mark Harmon and Chad Murray are on hand for romantic support. The movie’s complacent and unsubversive, but the dialogue is bright, and Curtis is a howl as the soccer mom who rediscovers her inner riot-grrrl. (PG; runs through May 31) Ty Burr


(Comcast Movie Collections: Worst Movie Moms) A literary comic strip has become a live-action cartoon in this adaptation of the best-selling novel. Scarlett Johansson plays a recent college grad who winds up moving into the Manhattan apartment of a wealthy couple (Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti) to care for their son. The news here is old, and the jokes painful. This isn’t life. It’s Lifetime. (PG-13; runs through May 31)
Wesley Morris


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(Comcast Movie Collections: Great Movie Moms) Viscerally exhilarating pop fable that makes the point that you can’t go back, only forward, as two unhappy contemporary teenagers (Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire) are plunked into a ’50s sitcom world that offers as much repressiveness as security. It’s fun to watch them shake it up, especially as the black-and-white microcosm is invaded by outbursts of color as life gets more complicated and more liberating. (PG-13; runs through May 31)

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