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In Fort Lauderdale, the maternal instincts of Talia Shire and Robert Schwartzman

In Fort Lauderdale, the maternal instincts of Talia Shire and Robert Schwartzman

With "Dreamland," a bittersweet comedy that opens the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Nov. 4, actor and indie rocker Robert Schwartzman has become a made man in the Coppola-Schwartzman family of filmmakers led by "Godfather" icon Francis Ford Coppola.

But the air of inevitability that carries Schwartzman's debut film to the screen has less to do with gangsters and cement shoes than the venerated 1948 British ballet romance "The Red Shoes." Schwartzman's movie is a triumph of that leap of faith called motherhood, and a balm for parents convinced that the guidance they have tried to share with distracted children has been...

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