A Cool, Dry Place
A Cool, Dry Place ★★½ 1998 (PG-13)
Basically a variation on “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Russ Durrell (Vaughn) was a hotshot Chicago lawyer with a fiveyear old son, Calvin (Moat), when wife Kate (Potter) took a hike. So Russ moves to small town Kansas to make a go of single fatherhood in a slowerpaced world. Eventually, he begins dating Beth (Adams) and when things start to get serious, guess who turns up and decides she wants back into her son's life? Vaughn does fine as the dad but Potter is stuck with a dopey, inarticulate character. 97m/C VHS, DVD . Vince Vaughn, Monica Potter, Joey Lauren Adams, Bobby Moat, Devon Sawa; D: John N. Smith; W: Matthew McDuffie; C: Jean Lepine; M: Curt Sobel.