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Beyond the Sea

Kevin Spacey's long-brewing vanity project finally gets off the ground. Spacey directs and stars as short-lived pop singer Bobby Darin, who managed to cram two or three careers and a marriage to actress Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth) into his mercurial life. Spacey even goes so far as to sing all of Darin's hits himself. (He's got a decent voice, actually.) Although he captures some of Darin's flair, Spacey is less successful as a director. The film plays out like a drab TV biopic, and some awkwardly inserted musical numbers give the whole thing a schizophrenic feel. 121 minutes