Breaking and Entering (2006, GBR/USA) C-120m. SCOPE ** D: Anthony Minghella. Starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright Penn, Martin Freeman, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga. Depressing drama about London architect Law, whose company's headquarters are constantly burglarized. He follows one of the (teenage) thieves home one day and makes the acquaintance of his mother, a Bosnian immigrant. His own daughter with Penn is in the early stages of autism. A drama with good intentions, but it's difficult (and pointless) to watch so much misery (there's not a single identifiable character). Deadening. Written by director Minghella (THE ENGLISH PATIENT).

© Ron Altman