A teenage girl living in California suburbia devises a metaphysical experiment designed to save the world from what she sees as an impending doom...but the results of such an experiment prove to be both beneficial and destructive.
A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a ... See full summary »
A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she... See full summary »
A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. Is there anywhere he can turn? Written by
When my father gave me this place years ago, I used to dream about these girls. Every night, dreams, all kinds of dreams about 'em. But then I'd see them coming back after graduation. They'd come to homecomings, ballgames. They'd sit at the same tables, eat the same food. And I'd look at them and I noticed, they don't stay like this. None of 'em. They put on years and pounds and wrinkles. And I got one like that at home. So. And we can talk to each other. I know her and I'll always know her.
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What is the point of this movie? We basically watch the slow disintegration of a truly reprehensible and despicable character. Ben Kalmen has no redeeming features whatever, and his decline never seems to have a larger point to it. And the script that tells this tale is leaden and sluggish. It is also a problem that Douglas' performance seems to lack the nasty edge that this vile character requires; there is too much of the "nice guy" we have come to know from Douglas' other roles. He should have brought to the part some of the nastiness he showed as Steven Taylor in "A Perfect Murder." Also, the miserable way he treats his daughter and her family needs to elicit more rage from that character; Jenna Fischer's performance is flat and lacking the required anger. A music score might have helped, but it's in absentia. And the ending is simply completely unbelievable.
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