is a well-made, respectable film which put me intermittently to sleep. It moves from decade to decade at an inexorable, never-varying pace. It is acted by an impeccable cast (most notably Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman), all operating on the same level of low-level anxiety which rarely achieves dramatic heights. It can't be seriously faulted--well, except for the horribly monotonous score by Philip Glass--but neither did it come within light years of blowing me away. It will be a magnet for women and gay men, however.