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1. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Writers: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, Alan Snow | Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

2. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

3. This Is 40 (2012)

R | 134 min | Comedy

6.2
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59 Metascore

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

Writer: Judd Apatow | Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

5. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

Writers: Charles Addams, Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

6. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.

Writers: David Kirschner, Mick Garris, Neil Cuthbert | Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Writers: Michele Alexander, Jeannie Long, Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Burr Steers | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Kathryn Hahn

8. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writers: Leslie Dixon, John Waters, Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

9. And So It Goes (2014)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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38 Metascore

A self-absorbed 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: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins, Annie Parisse

10. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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25 Metascore

A medical student in the 70's treats patients, illegally, using humor.

Writers: Patch Adams, Maureen Mylander, Steve Oedekerk | Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

11. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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62 Metascore

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

12. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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76 Metascore

Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.

Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby

13. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Writers: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

14. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

15. Flipped (2010)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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45 Metascore

Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.

Writers: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Wendelin Van Draanen | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards

16. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

7.8
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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

17. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Writer: Justin Zackham | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

18. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Writers: Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, David S. Ward | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

19. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Writers: Olivia Goldsmith, Robert Harling | Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

20. Smash (2012–2013)

44 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Creator: Theresa Rebeck | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

21. The Wedding Planner (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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33 Metascore

Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom.

Writers: Pamela Falk, Michael Ellis | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers

22. Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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33 Metascore

A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

Writers: Matt Lopez, Tim Herlihy | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce

23. Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)

PG | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.7
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19 Metascore

Sally and Conrad are two bored kids whose life is turned up-side-down when a talking cat comes to visit them.

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Director: Bo Welch | Stars: Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin

24. Bedazzled (2000)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Writers: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor

25. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

R | 81 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

7.8
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73 Metascore

When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

Writers: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes

26. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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53 Metascore

George grows up in the jungle raised by apes. Based on the Cartoon series.

Writers: Jay Ward, Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells | Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

27. Parental Guidance (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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36 Metascore

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Writers: Lisa Addario, Joe Syracuse | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

28. Bee Movie (2007)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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54 Metascore

Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

Writers: Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder, Andy Robin, Chuck Martin, Tom Papa | Directors: Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton

29. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

30. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

31. Rumor Has It... (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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35 Metascore

Sarah Huttinger is a woman who learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film "The Graduate" -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.

Writer: Ted Griffin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner

32. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, War

6.7
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Parody of "Top Gun" in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

33. Sister Act (1992)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.

Writer: Joseph Howard | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Wendy Makkena

34. Simon Birch (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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39 Metascore

A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him.

Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, John Irving | Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt

35. The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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46 Metascore

Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.

Writer: Guy Thomas | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll, Emma Fuhrmann

36. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

37. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Music

5.2
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The sisters come back to Delores's show to get her back as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of students in their parochial school which is doomed for closure. One of the girls... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Howard, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Maggie Smith, Barnard Hughes

38. The American President (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

39. Get Over It (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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52 Metascore

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix's sister ... See full summary »

Writer: R. Lee Fleming Jr. | Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó

40. The Kid (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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45 Metascore

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

Writer: Audrey Wells | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin

41. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

42. It Could Be Worse (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Comedy

7.9
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Jacob Gordon can't catch a break. A struggling actor with a personal life to match. His epic streak of bad luck just might change when he's cast in a Broadway musical; "The Ice Queen", opposite stage and screen royalty Veronica Bailey.

Stars: Wesley Taylor, Gideon Glick, Adam Chanler-Berat, Mitchell Jarvis

43. Down with Love (2003)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle.

Writers: Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake | Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson

44. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

45. Heart and Souls (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A businessman is reunited with the four lost souls who were his guardian angels during childhood, all with a particular purpose to joining the afterlife.

Writers: Gregory Hansen, Erik Hansen, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick

46. The Story of Us (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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37 Metascore

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

Writers: Alan Zweibel, Jessie Nelson | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Colleen Rennison, Jake Sandvig

47. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, Rickey Minor

48. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

49. North (1994)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.4
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Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Zweibel, Andrew Scheinman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

50. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

6.6
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The widow of murdered civil rights leader Medger Evers and a district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.

Writer: Lewis Colick | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Virginia Madsen