The classic counterculture novel by Tom Robbins has been turned into a quirky, surprise-filled comedy by director Gus Van Sant ("My Own Private Idaho"). Uma Thurman plays Sissy Hankshaw, the large-thumbed hitchhiker who has an affair with cowgirl Bonanza Jellybean (Rain Phoenix) after joining her feminist group at the Rubber Rose Ranch. With Keanu Reeves, Lorraine Bracco, and John Hurt. 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo.