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Hester Street
rating:3.3

Hester Street

1975Runtime:0 minutes
Joan Micklin Silver's film stars Carol Kane as Gitl, a traditional Jewish woman who travels to America in the late 1800s to reunite with her husband (Stephen Keats), but instead is met with heartache when she discovers he's a changed man. Nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of a woman abandoned, Kane infuses Gitl with depth and humanity, making her struggles at once palpable and enlightening. Co-stars Doris Roberts and Mel Howard.

Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Leaving
    rating:3.3

    Leaving

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Bored with her life of leisure, Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides to reestablish her career as a physiotherapist. But first, she'll need an office ... and that's where her troubles begin in this drama from Catherine Corsini. As soon as Suzanne meets the man her husband hired to construct her backyard office, she falls hard -- and the attraction is mutual ... and dangerous. Sergi López and Yvan Attal co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Corsini
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Swept from the Sea
    rating:3.3

    Swept from the Sea

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Shunned by her seaside farming community, servant girl Amy Foster (Rachel Weisz) reciprocates with silence and is thus branded a halfwit. She finds a kindred spirit, though, when shipwrecked Ukrainian Yanko Gooral (Vincent Perez) ambles onto her master's farm. While the rest of the townsfolk spurn the disheveled stranger, Amy gently cares for him, giving rise to romance, marriage and a child -- but tragedy lies just around the corner.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Bride and Prejudice
    rating:3.3

    Bride and Prejudice

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Aishwarya Rai, Martin Henderson and Anupam Kher star in this joyous musical about the Bakhsi family, who's celebrating the arrival of a British-born man, Mr. Balraj, who may be perfect husband material for one the Bakhsis' four unmarried daughters. Maya, Lucky, Jaya and, most especially, their eldest, Lalita (Rai) are his for the taking. But Lalita refuses to marry someone handpicked for her, choosing to believe in true love instead.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • 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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    Vanity Fair
    rating:3.3

    Vanity Fair

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Becky Sharp (Reese Witherspoon) is a lower-class girl who uses her considerable wit to climb her way up the precipitous ladder of 1820s London society in this faithful film version of William Makepeace Thackeray's famous novel. But it's not easy for Becky, who, when circumstances dictate, must become a governess at a remote country house, where she's courted in turn by an elderly lord and his roguish son (James Purefoy).

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Red Riding Hood
    rating:3.3

    Red Riding Hood

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In this horror-fantasy reimagining of the classic tale, young Valerie juggles a difficult romantic decision with feelings of fear and grief as her town is terrorized by a legendary werewolf, which has killed her sister and hungers to feast again.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    I Hate Valentine's Day
    rating:3.2

    I Hate Valentine's Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling in love onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reteam for a romantic comedy about a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurateur (Corbett) to take a gamble on a no-strings-attached relationship. Vardalos, who also penned the screenplay, makes her directorial debut with this Valentine's Day-themed love story that crams the action into a single day: February 14.

    Directed by:

  • Nia Vardalos
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    French Twist
    rating:3.2

    French Twist

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Laurent (Alain Chabat) thought he knew his wife, Loli (Victoria Abril), quite well. Chronically unfaithful, Laurent believes Loli is happy and will be hurt by news of his infidelities. But when a truck breaks down in front of their home and its owner, a female plumber (Josiane Balasko, who also directs), asks to use the phone, Laurent discovers that he and his wife have something in common: a sexual attraction to women.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    How to Deal
    rating:3.2

    How to Deal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    What is love, anyway, but the fast lane to heartache? At least, that's what teenaged Halley thinks when learning "how to deal" with the complicated relationships in her life, which seem to point to a common conclusion: reality bites.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Kilner
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Danielle Steel's Remembrance
    rating:3.2

    Danielle Steel's Remembrance

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecilley Carroll plays Vanessa Fullerton, a woman who attempts to cope with the long-ago murder of her mother, Serena (Eva LaRue Callahan), by telling her story. An Italian royal, Serena gives everything up for love, which arrives in the form of an American soldier. Brad Fullerton (Jeffrey Nordling) whisks the beauty back to his country, but when he dies unexpectedly, Serena becomes vulnerable to the machinations of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Mrs. Dalloway
    rating:3.2

    Mrs. Dalloway

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1923, middle-aged Clarissa Dalloway (Vanessa Redgrave) prepares for a party, and as she does, she reflects on the events that have shaped her life. A young Clarissa (Natascha McElhone) makes her choice between two men, the steadfast Richard Dalloway (John Standing) and sparkling Peter Walsh (Michael Kitchen). Did Clarissa choose wisely? From the director of the Academy Award-winning Antonia's Line and adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf.

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Man Who Cried
    rating:3.2

    The Man Who Cried

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Christina Ricci stars as Suzie, a Russian Jew adrift in the world after her father leaves the family to make a fresh start in America in 1927. After emigrating to England, Suzie flowers into a no-nonsense showgirl who eventually ends up in Paris. There, she becomes involved with Cesar (Johnny Depp), the head of a band of gypsies, but their happiness -- and Suzie's quest to track down her father -- is challenged by the rising Nazi influence in Europe.

    Directed by:

  • Sally Potter
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    High Art
    rating:3.2

    High Art

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Magazine editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) is stuck in a dreary relationship with her boyfriend (Gabriel Mann) when she befriends her upstairs neighbor Lucy (Ally Sheedy), a well-known photographer whose live-in actress girlfriend (Patricia Clarkson) is struggling with a drug addiction. Lucy fascinates Syd, and the pair hit it off. But when Syd calls on Lucy to do an assignment for the magazine, their friendship soon grows into something much more.

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Cholodenko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Skipped Parts
    rating:3.2

    Skipped Parts

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1963, Lydia (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and her 14-year-old son, Sam (Bug Hall), are sent to live in Wyoming while Lydia's politician father runs for governor of North Carolina. There, Sam meets Maurey (Mischa Barton), a pre-pubescent girl struggling with her sexuality. And while Lydia lives it up, Sam and Maurey race to grow up. But becoming an adult is harder than any of them expected in this coming-of-age drama co-starring Drew Barrymore.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Proof
    rating:3.2

    Proof

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A blind photographer named Martin (Hugo Weaving) takes pictures as "proof" that the world and everything in it is just as it is described to him by other people. Meanwhile, his dyspeptic housekeeper, Celia (Geneviève Picot), rearranges his furniture. All manner of mayhem comes out of the confusion in this offbeat dramedy that co-stars Russell Crowe, in an early role, as Martin's young friend, Andy.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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