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The Greatest
rating:3.4

The Greatest

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Three months after Allen and Grace Brewer's teenage son Bennett dies in a car accident, his girlfriend Rose shows up on their doorstep, pregnant with his child and seeking shelter and support.

Directed by:

  • Shana Feste
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Camilla
    rating:3.3

    Camilla

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Camilla is a heartwarming comedy about two women (Jessica Tandy and Bridget Fonda) who become fast friends and hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime. While a confused husband, a desperate son, and a long-lost love frantically try to track them down, the women find themselves in some funny situations, including losing their car in a lake, being duped by a con man, and staging a kidnapping.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Group
    rating:3.3

    Group

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Group therapy sessions connect the lives of eight disparate women in Olympia, Wash. -- among them, a born-again Christian, a hypochondriac, a bigot and an amputee with an attitude problem -- who bare it all for the sake of sanity. The ensemble cast includes Carrie Brownstein (of rock group Sleater-Kinney fame), Kari Fillipi, S. Ann Hall, Vicki Hollenberg, Tracy Kirkpatrick, Nomy Lamm, Lola Rock 'n' Rolla, Tony Wilkerson and Ruby Martin.

    Directed by:

  • Marilyn Freeman
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Me and You and Everyone We Know
    rating:3.3

    Me and You and Everyone We Know

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Miranda July writes, directs and stars in this poignant drama about both the unique and oftentimes humorous nature of people's idiosyncrasies. At the center is eccentric Christine Jesperson (July), who seeks emotional connections in the modern world. Meanwhile, shoe salesman Richard (John Hawkes) copes with his recent separation while his teen son (Miles Thompson) experiences a sexual awakening. Carlie Westerman and Brad William Henke co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Miranda July
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Before Tomorrow
    rating:3.3

    Before Tomorrow

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1840, Inuit grandmother Ningiuq (Madeline Piujuq Ivalu) and her grandson, Maniq (Paul-Dylan Ivalu), unexpectedly find themselves fighting for their lives on an isolated, harsh tundra island after they dry their clan's cache of fish in preparation for the long winter. Filmmakers Ivalu and Marie-Hélène Cousineau beautifully mesh storytelling traditions of the Arctic Circle's Inuit clan with European filming methods.

    Directed by:

  • Madeline Piujuq Ivalu
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Lost and Delirious
    rating:3.3

    Lost and Delirious

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Mary (Mischa Barton) doesn't want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her new roommates: the sophisticated Paulie (Piper Perabo) and the well-traveled Tory (Jessica Pare). Mary soon discovers that Paulie and Tory are more than friends -- not a problem for her. But when someone threatens to "out" the girls, the relationship ends, leaving Paulie heartbroken and desperate.

    Directed by:

  • Lea Pool
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Luzhin Defence
    rating:3.3

    The Luzhin Defence

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In Europe's heady days following World War I, grandmaster Alexander Luzhin (John Turturro) teeters on the brink of madness, consumed with the World Chess Championship -- and is also drawn to the radiant Natalia (Emily Watson) in this adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel. As the relationship between the tortured chess player and society beauty deepens, Luzhin's opponents set out to rattle his psyche and sabotage his ability to compete.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Waiting City
    rating:3.3

    The Waiting City

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Radha Mitchell and Joel Edgerton star as adoptive parents-to-be, en route from Australia to Calcutta to pick up their new baby, in this unconventional love story infused with the exotic charms of India from director Claire McCarthy. To foreigners who have never been on Indian soil, the city is at once intoxicating and overwhelming. But it also has the power to pull the couple's already fragile marriage apart at the seams.

    Directed by:

  • Claire McCarthy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    to.get.her
    rating:3.3

    to.get.her

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Erica Dunton delves into the mind of the modern teenage girl in this mysterious Sundance thriller about five friends (Jazzy De Lisser, Chelsea Logan, Adwoa Aboah, Jami Eaton and Audrey Speicher) who come together for an unsupervised evening of revelry gone awry. The night was conceived as a way to leave their cares behind. But in the wake of a fateful incident, they've got more to worry about than ever before.

    Directed by:

  • Erica Dunton
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Me Without You
    rating:3.3

    Me Without You

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1970s London, two young girls grow up next door to each other, share secrets and survive mutual traumas. Their lives are totally intertwined, and they make a pact of eternal friendship -- which is tested as they progress through young adulthood.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Goldbacher
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    According to Greta
    rating:3.3

    According to Greta

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Dumped on her grandparents (Ellen Burstyn and Michael Murphy) for the summer by her indifferent mother (Melissa Leo), acerbic and self-destructive teenager Greta (Hilary Duff) disrupts the elderly couple's staid life on the Jersey Shore in this coming-of-age melodrama. But eventually, a romance with a charming short-order cook (Evan Ross) and the unconditional love of her grandparents help Zoe face down her demons.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Bardawil
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love
    rating:3.3

    The Incredibly True Adventure of 2 Girls in Love

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    While working part-time at her aunt's gas station, defiant tomboy Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman) falls in love with Evie Roy (Nicole Ari Parker), a rich, straight honor student who's already in a relationship. The two girls navigate the magical and confusing world of young love. Writer-director Maria Maggenti's touching and funny debut won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Independent Film in 1996.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Maggenti
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Shadrach
    rating:3.3

    Shadrach

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    An elderly black man (and ex-slave) returns to the Virginia plantation where he was born -- to die. There, he encounters the plantation's new occupants, a family of struggling white farmers. Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell star as the hardscrabble Dabney family; the Dabneys help their visitor while confronting a past they didn't create. Shadrach was a labor of love for director Susanna Styron.

    Directed by:

  • Susanna Styron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Passenger Pigeons
    rating:3.3

    Passenger Pigeons

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Eastern Kentucky, this introspective drama tells four interweaving stories of very different people affected by the death of one coal miner -- including Moses (Bryan Marshall), who returns to his childhood home to bury his estranged brother. Two coal company executives travel to the small Appalachian town on business, a young married couple contemplates their future, and an activist tries to raise awareness about the dangers of mining.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Stephens
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Grace of My Heart
    rating:3.3

    Grace of My Heart

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    The daughter of a Philadelphia steel tycoon, Edna Buxton (Illeana Douglas) wants nothing more than to be a singer. She's thrilled when she wins a contract at a talent show and moves to New York City to record an album. But Edna soon finds her career -- and her relationships -- hitting one dead end after another. Matt Dillon and Eric Stoltz co-star in this poignant and intimate portrayal of the 1960s music scene.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Hippie Hippie Shake
    rating:3.3

    Hippie Hippie Shake

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Cillian Murphy stars as Richard Neville, the counterculture hero and cheeky Australian magazine publisher whose London edition of his subversive rag Oz landed him in the dock on charges of publishing sexually explicit material. Along the way, Neville and his lover, Louise Ferrier (Sienna Miller), sample the various delights of London's swinging 1960s-era underground. Beeban Kidron directs. Chris O'Dowd and Max Minghella co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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