An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Bryce Dallas Howard
A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.
After getting into a car accident while drunk on the day of her sister's wedding, Gwen Cummings is given a choice between prison or a rehab center. She chooses rehab, but is extremely resistant to taking part in any of the treatment programs they have to offer, refusing to admit that she has an alcohol addiction. After getting to know some of the other patients, Gwen gradually begins to re-examine her life and see that she does, in fact, have a serious problem. The path to recovery will not be easy, and success will not be guaranteed or even likely, but she is now willing to give it a try. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
The gum wrapper chain was made by prop master Dean Wilson's wife. It took her two weeks to make three different sized chains. See more »
I saw this film on disc, so maybe the theatrical version was different, but I lost count at 12 flagrant boom mic drop ins. See more »
I don't feel fine.
Well of coursre you don't feel fine, you're in deliverance country surrounded by a bunch of sober freaks!
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After the credits a scene is shown where a new patient is arriving at rehab. The new patient is the actor playing Falcon in the soap Santa Cruz which is the favorite of both Eddie Boone and Andrea. Eddie Boone asks Falcon for an autograph. See more »
The only real good thing about this movie is Sandra Bullock. As a whole the film suffers from a too easy-going approach: the characters are too one-dimensional, the humor is lame, the flashbacks are cheap and repetitive and the story is presented in a rather simplistic and unrealistic manner.
A film like this should pay much more attention to character development. Here, all the players live out their assigned shallow personalities. I don't know why they casted Mortensen for the sports guy character, he just doesn't deliver. The British accomplish of Bullock is too smooth and we know next to nothing about the roommate who story-wise makes such a big impact. Steve Buscemi is forgettable.
The movie is entertaining enough however and never too predictable. As said, Bullock shines; she is perfectly cast for the role of uninhibited party animal struggling to confront the world and its residents.
What else? Elizabeth Perkins. Yeah...
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