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Novocaine

Steve Martin headlines as a happily engaged dentist whose life is turned upside down when he is seduced by a sexy, drug-addicted patient (Helena Bonham Carter). Oddly enough, it's not a comedy, but a dark crime film. Martin proved his dramatic abilities in the similar Spanish Prisoner, but first-time director David Atkins can't quite make all the film noir elements gel. Atkins tries for some edgy symbolism, but the tone is just too inconsistent. Is it a black comedy? A noir flashback? Hard to say. 95 minutes