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In Theaters Oct. 28

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A brief look at films opening in theaters Friday, Oct. 28.

Like Crazy (Paramount)
Directed by Drake Doremus

A tale of long-distance love that won Sundance's top prize. "The film's undeniable beauty shouldn't be a tough sell," THR's John DeFore wrote from Sundance.

Anonymous (Sony)
Directed by Roland Emmerich

A film about the legend that the Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans) wrote the plays of Shakespeare (Rafe Spall). "Surprisingly, this is easily Emmerich's best film," THR's Kirk Honeycutt wrote from Toronto. "Instead of blowing up the world...he actually steers a coherent path [through] history [with] a highly credible atmosphere of paranoia and intrigue."

Sleeping Beauty (Sundance Selects)
Directed by Julia Leigh

Emily Browning plays a hooker molested in her sleep. "This psychosexual twaddle will no doubt have its admirers," THR's David Rooney wrote from Cannes. Who?

The Rum diary (FilmDistrict)
Directed by Bruce Robinson

Johnny Depp stars as a young Hunter Thompson-based character. "Not so bad," writes THR's Todd McCarthy, but it's Michael Rispoli and Giovanni Ribisi who shine as Depp's shambolic comrades.

ALSO OPENING OCT. 28

Paranormal Activity 3 (Paramount) Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Johnny English Reborn (Universal) Directed by Oliver Parker

Retreat (Goldwyn) Directed by Carl Tibbetts

 

Sundance Selects