Movies from 2012

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1.
Cracks (2009)
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A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school. (104 mins.)
Director: Jordan Scott
“ A movie about a Private school ” - Frank M
 
2.
Speak (2004)
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After a blurred trauma over the summer, Melinda enters high school a selective mute. Struggling with school, friends, and family, she tells the dark tale of her experiences, and why she has chosen not to speak. (89 mins.)
Director: Jessica Sharzer
“ Young girl dealing with friends and rape ” - Frank M
 
3.
The Trouble with Bliss (2011)
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A guy in his mid-thirties watches as his life comically unravels after he enters into a relationship with the daughter of a former high school classmate. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Knowles
“ A man who has failure to launch problems ” - Frank M
 
4.
Everybody's Fine (2009)
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A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children. (99 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
“ A great movie that Robert deNiro said is one of his most memorable. ” - Frank M
 
5.
Loosies (2011)
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A young pickpocket in the New York subways, living a fast, free, lifestyle is confronted by a woman with whom he had a one night affair. (89 mins.)
“ An interesting movie that shows a little ofr New York. Not bad for a little easy watching. ” - Frank M
 
6.
In Her Skin (2009)
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing. (107 mins.)
Director: Simone North
“ A little disturbing but really hits home on mental illness. Very good acting with a few scary scenes. Not for the squimish but some good scenes. ” - Frank M
 
7.
Handsome Harry (2009)
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An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime. (94 mins.)
Director: Bette Gordon
“ An interesting movie about the men when they were in the Navy serving their country. Reliving a memory that was very disturbing and one they could not forget ” - Frank M
 
8.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ great movie about young girls with crazy ideas and crazy intentions ” - Frank M
 
9.
Monogamy (2010)
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The strained relationship of an engaged Brooklyn couple, Theo (Chris Messina) and Nat (Rashida Jones)... (96 mins.)
“ an interesting movie about a relationship being torn apart by the boyfriends crazy fantasy with a woman he follows and photographs ” - Frank M
 
10.
Nice Guy Johnny (2010)
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Johnny Rizzo, is about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snooze-ville gig that'll pay enough to please his fiancée... (89 mins.)
Director: Edward Burns
“ a very romantic and somewhat believable chance encounter with a woman who has him questioning his future. His uncle sets him up with a fun and interesting adventure one weekend in the Hamptons. ” - Frank M
 
11.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 mins.)
“ fun movie that has you drawn in to the world of mental health issues. ” - Frank M
 
12.
Last Night (2010)
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The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love. (93 mins.)
Director: Massy Tadjedin
“ good movie about what you do when no one is watching or watching what you do. great job with the male and female leads here. ” - Frank M
 
13.
Safe House (2012)
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A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge. (115 mins.)
Director: Daniel Espinosa
“ great action movie with surprising acting by Ryan Reynolds ” - Frank M
 
14.
The Art of Getting By (2011)
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George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit. (83 mins.)
Director: Gavin Wiesen
“ Pretty cool movie about angst and growing up. Growing up is not easy but participating is the minimum. ” - Frank M
 
15.
28 Hotel Rooms (2012)
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A novelist and an accountant meet while they are traveling for work, and though they both are in relationships, their one-night stand could become something more. (82 mins.)
Director: Matt Ross
 
16.
The Prince and Me (2004)
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At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan. (111 mins.)
Director: Martha Coolidge
 
17.
Grandma's Boy (2006)
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A 35 year old video game tester has to move in with his grandma and her two old lady roommates. (94 mins.)