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
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.
Jennifer Lawrence's father, Gary Lawrence, appears in the movie (uncredited) as the basketball coach of the other team. See more »
The 45 record would not play properly without the adapter in the center hole. The record would slide around the turntable once the needle was placed on it and the music would become distorted and the speed of the music would vary - it would continue to speed up and slow down during the entire record. See more »
[seeing her come in]
I race the sun home in the morning, and the moon up at night. There's just today, and then there's tonight. Anything can happen, then anything does. You get through it.
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This film is honestly one of my favourite movies I've ever seen. This will sound cheesy and a massive cliché but "The Poker House" was incredibly moving and well directed. It is the only film that has ever made me cry while watching it. Jennifer Lawrence is absolutely sensational in portraying Agnes as an independent and slightly vulnerable teenager. Although Agnes' situation is hopefully not too relatable, Lawrence makes the most distant situations close to home. This film is ridiculously under-rated and everyone over 15 should watch it. As a brief summary, Agnes lives with her mother and two sisters who never communicate with each other. They live in a very poor small town and Agnes is forced to live in almost complete poverty and lives her life very independently. She has a passion for writing poetry and basketball. Agnes starts to think she and her mother's pimp boyfriend are in love but is forever trying to look after her younger sisters and herself. Watch it. Tell people about it. Watch it again.
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