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1. And So It Goes (2014)

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Completed

A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he's suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.

Writer: Mark Andrus | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Yaya Alafia, Sterling Jerins

2. Pearl (III) (2012)

17 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Dan Butler | Director: Dan Butler | Stars: Dan Butler, Michael Fitzpatrick, Frances Sternhagen

3. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Last Rites (2012)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Brenda gets in more trouble with Pope when the Catholic Church stonewalls her investigation into a priest's murder. Meanwhile she also faces pressure at home caring for her sick father.

Creator: James Duff | Director: David McWhirter | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

4. Parenthood (2010– )
Episode: Road Trip (2012)

12 | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Seeking his mother's approval, Zeek demands the entire family caravan on a road trip where they encounter many road blocks along the way. While spending time on the road, Adam connects with... See full summary »

Writers: Jason Katims, David Hudgins | Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

5. Dolphin Tale (2011)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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64 Metascore

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Writers: Karen Janszen, Noam Dromi | Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble

6. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.1
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway

7. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Drunkards (2011)

Documentary, History

7.9
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The 19th century was a period of growth both for alcoholic beverages and the temperance movement. Washingtonian societies - made up of men who had taken a pledge to forgo all alcoholic ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway

8. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Hypocrites (2011)

Documentary, History

7.7
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By the mid-1920s, a great many people had become convinced that prohibition was a serious mistake. Al Smith, the Governor of New York, was unsuccessful in getting the Democratic nomination ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Adam Arkin, Ella Boole, Philip Bosco, Al Capone

9. Prohibition (2011– )
Episode: A Nation of Scofflaws (2011)

Documentary, History

7.9
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With the passing of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, the federal government now passes legislation to enforce it. Known as the Volstead Act, the legislation forbids not only hard ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway

10. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Relative Matters (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Brenda and Fritz come to blows when it appears that the FBI is sabotaging her murder investigation because the suspect is under FBI surveillance, and Brenda's parents come to town for the holidays with some bad news.

Creator: James Duff | Director: David McWhirter | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

11. Parenthood (2010– )

12 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A family tree with Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) serving as the patriarch and matriarch. After forty-six years of marriage, they've managed to keep their ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

12. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Living Proof: Part One (2010)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The team can't get away for Christmas after they get a case involving Albanian immigrants and a "blood feud," and Brenda's parents come for Christmas and announce that they're moving to Los Angeles.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

13. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Living Proof: Part Two (2010)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The investigation into the Albanian blood feud uncovers a surprising secret about the identities of one of the family members, and somebody breaks into Brenda's parents' RV.

Creator: James Duff | Director: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

14. Julie & Julia (2009)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Julie Powell, Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Chris Messina, Stanley Tucci

15. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Double Blind (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Brenda and Fritz both deal with cases on the day before their wedding; Provenza puts his foot down, resulting in a resignation.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

16. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Good Faith (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Dr. Morales calls in a favor when he believes a suicide is murder, interfering with Brenda planning her wedding with her parents.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

17. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Identity Theft (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When a confessed killer gets an important detail of the murder wrong during his allocution, Brenda suspects that he may be covering for his schizophrenic son. Meanwhile, Brenda gets a visit from her mother and teenage niece.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

18. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Junk in the Trunk (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Brenda's personal day is ruined when a body is found in a trunk, without the diamonds he stole.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Scott Ellis | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

19. When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist' (2008 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Writer: Carl Jordan | Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Andre Braugher, Richard Cantu, Frank Darabont, Alexa Davalos

20. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Split Ends (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In another brush with fame, Brenda and the team must investigate the movie set murder of a hairdresser. Meanwhile, Brenda tries to get her meddling and overbearing, parents out of her hair ... See full summary »

Creator: James Duff | Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

21. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Stephen King | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

22. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Blindsided (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A reporter dies while Brenda is helping him profile the LAPD, but she's barred from participating in the case by Pope until the department psychiatrist clears her for duty. At home, she and Fritz are expecting her parents for a visit.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Kevin Bacon | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

23. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Culture Shock (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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With her parents still visiting, Brenda investigates the murder of a Chinatown-based tour operator, found fatally bludgeoned on one of her tour buses by her husband. Her phone messages ... See full summary »

Creator: James Duff | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

24. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Grave Doubts (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The discovery of a body at a building site dating back to the L.A. Riots puts Brenda on a collision course with a priest, a politician, and one of her team.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

25. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Next of Kin: Part 1 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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It's turning out to be a not so very Merry Christmas for Brenda who is still trying to sell her house and is putting up Christmas decorations as recommended by their real estate agent. In ... See full summary »

Creator: James Duff | Director: Scott Ellis | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

26. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Next of Kin: Part 2 (2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Brenda, her parents, Fritz and Lts. Provenza and Flynn set off on their cross-country trek to return their prisoner, Wesley Reed, to Los Angeles. Brenda's parents are the only ones who are ... See full summary »

Creator: James Duff | Director: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

27. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Mom Duty (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When a juror dies during a mob boss trial, Brenda has to finesse her way to questioning the remaining jurors. Meanwhile an unannounced visit put her plans with Fritz on hold.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

28. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Slippin' (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The murder of two USC students in an apparent gang shooting that leaves another in the hospital, has Brenda juggling responsibilities for entertaining her mother and solving the case.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

29. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

30. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: Subway Story (2004)

TV-PG | Comedy

9.0
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Linda deletes some important files and spends the day trying to recover them or cover up what she's done. Some out-of-town friends have come to see John but he's nowhere to be seen so Chris... See full summary »

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Ian Gurvitz | Stars: Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

31. Jessica Tandy: Theatre Legend to Screen Star (2003 Video)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: Jon Avnet, Frances Sternhagen, Alfred Uhry, Bruce Beresford

32. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: A Saint in the City (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.4
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Dr. Weaver is in a difficult situation when an alderman tests positive for syphilis. Dr. Carter is impressed when he meets a man who runs an inner city clinic.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Peggy Rajski | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

33. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Advocate (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.4
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Dr. Weaver bends the rules and treats the Alderman's lover for syphilis. Dr. Kovac's patient claims she was sexually abused at a boot camp for troubled youth. Dr. Carter treats a women with a nasty personality.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Julie Hébert | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

34. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Things Change (2003)

TV-14 | Drama

7.6
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A psychotic patient threatens Abby. Dr. Weaver suspects a woman poisoned her own baby. Dr. Romano continues to make rash judgments.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Mekhi Phifer, Alex Kingston

35. Highway (I) (2002)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Jack is caught with the wife of his employer, a Vegas thug. The thug sends goons after Jack, who convinces his best friend, Pilot, to flee with him. Pilot insists that they head for Seattle... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: James Cox | Stars: Kimberley Kates, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Selma Blair

36. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Writers: Moisés Kaufman, Stephen Belber, Amanda Gronich, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jeffrey LaHoste, John McAdams, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh | Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

37. Misery Loves Company (2002 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

5.0
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Director: Michael Gillis | Stars: Kathy Bates, James Caan, William Goldman, Rob Reiner

38. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Beyond Repair (2002)

TV-14 | Drama

7.5
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Abby helps a distraught boy whose mother died of a stroke; a man with schizophrenia, who once stabbed Carter and killed a doctor checks into the ER.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

39. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: Critical Condition (2002)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Miranda feels a double failure as motherhood nor professional life can get her full attention, and people give her looks. Samantha feels her own problems, such as a broken down vibrator, ... See full summary »

Creator: Darren Star | Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

40. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: I Heart NY (2002)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Charlotte feels ready to date properly again, and has a lovely evening with divorced Eric, till he sees her (well, Trey's) apartment 'of the rich' and instantly considers them incompatible.... See full summary »

Creator: Darren Star | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

41. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: Plus One Is the Loneliest Number (2002)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Samantha supervises Anthony at the preparations for Carrie's book presentation party. At her publishers, she meets another author, Jack Berger; they hit it off and have a lovely day. ... See full summary »

Creator: Darren Star | Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Frying Game (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Homer and Marge find themselves on death row after they are framed for murder.

Creator: Matt Groening | Director: Michael Polcino | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

43. The Rising Place (2001)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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32 Metascore

The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.

Writers: David Armstrong, Tom Rice | Director: Tom Rice | Stars: Liam Aiken, Frances Fisher, Alice Drummond, Frances Sternhagen

44. Landfall (2001)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Writer: Barbara Connell | Director: Dan Hamilton | Stars: Jean Louisa Kelly, Frances Sternhagen, Stephen Anthony, Dottie Arbogast

45. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.8
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Greene's daughter comes to live with him and Corday. Carter and Abby become more intimate. Chen must prove her skills while saving a baby. Weaver terminates Malucci after witnessing him having sex in an ambulance.

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

46. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Four Corners (2001)

TV-14 | Drama

7.5
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Weaver returns to the emergency room after a self-imposed sabbatical of three weeks, wondering how her newfound lesbian identity will affect her workplace relationships. Having purposely ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

47. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: Ghost Town (2001)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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While Miranda has the feeling there is a ghost in her apartment, Carrie feels haunted when she gets an invitation for the new bar opened by Steve Brady and her own ex Aiden Shaw, but ... See full summary »

Creator: Darren Star | Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

48. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.8
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Peter Benton's court battle enters its final stage and his lawyer advises him that if he wants to retain custody of Reese, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. As a result, he puts his ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

49. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: If I Should Fall from Grace (2001)

TV-14 | Drama

7.6
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A new medical student, Michael Gallant, arrives in the ER. He's supposed to be working under Dr. Carter's supervision but his grandmother is unwell. Elizabeth Corday is convinced that other... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Crichton | Director: Laura Innes | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

50. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: Just Say Yes (2001)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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When Carrie's apartment is going coop, Aidan proposes to buy it together. She finds a ring in his things, and accidentally insults Miranda who helped pick it out. Trey's MD tries to control... See full summary »

Creator: Darren Star | Director: David Frankel | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon