Hello (again), Jerry

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It's been a long time since Jerry Seinfeld got as much national attention as he will with the opening next week of "Bee Movie," the animated film he spent four years making for Dreamworks. Not since canceling his TV show in 1998 will so many people hear his nasal, whiny wisecracking and ironic, episodic repartee. For those who've seen his stand-up routine, it's hard to imagine anything better – it's organic, seamless, universally appealing. Given the amount of personal commitment to "Bee Movie," though, when he has no real need to be personally committed (he sometimes markets the flick by dressing up in a honeybee costume), "Bee Movie" has the promise of his stand-up comedy, though whether it reaches the comic heights of "Seinfeld" is another question entirely.

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