"The Waterdance" is Neal Jimenez's semi-autobiographical film about a young writer suddenly locked in a wheelchair, and how he not only survives but triumphs. It's not one of those feel-good numbers full of cheap pieties about "the human spirit" but a tough, unsentimental and surprisingly funny movie. Rated R.
4 "Sister Act" hasn't got a lot but it's got Whoopi Goldberg, as a lounge singer on the run who goes to ground in a cloistered convent and teaches the sisters about Motown. Rated PG.