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Jack and Jill vs. the World
rating:3.1

Jack and Jill vs. the World

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Freddie Prinze Jr. stars as Jack, an advertising executive who's leading the carefree, glamorous life of a successful young bachelor in Manhattan -- until he meets Jill (Taryn Manning), a newcomer to the city with a distinct devil-may-care streak. The two fall hard for each other and create a mission statement for their relationship, including the cardinal rule, "Be honest" -- a rule that brings unexpected consequences when Jill breaks it.

Directed by:

  • Vanessa Parise
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    I'll Take You There
    rating:3.1

    I'll Take You There

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Adrienne Shelly directs and co-stars in this offbeat comedy about Bill (Reg Rogers), a man whose wife just ran off with his best friend. Trying to help, Bill's sister sets him up with Bernice (Ally Sheedy), an odd woman who takes their blind date in an unsettling direction. While Bill tries to make it clear that Bernice isn't his type, she grows increasingly obsessive and forces him to take a bizarre journey with her.

    Directed by:

  • Adrienne Shelly
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Danielle Steel's Full Circle
    rating:3.1

    Danielle Steel's Full Circle

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Haunted by her rape as a college student, Tana Roberts (Teri Polo) is determined to avoid following in her mother's footsteps when it comes to romance. But when Tana falls for her best friend's married father (Reed Diamond), she finds herself reliving her mother's mistakes. Corbin Bernsen and Erika Slezak co-star in this absorbing made-for-television movie based on Danielle Steel's best-selling novel.

    Directed by:

  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    American Women
    rating:3.1

    American Women

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After being stimulated by a screening of Bo Derek's 10, a group of lonely young Irishmen cook up a foolproof plan: They'll post an ad in the &NFi;Miami Herald&NFi_;, inviting American ladies to come to them. But when the town's womenfolk find out about it, they launch a counter-scheme to fend off foreign competition. Reminiscent of Waking Ned Devine, this quaint romantic comedy was produced by the minds behind The Full Monty.

    Directed by:

  • Aileen Ritchie
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Angie
    rating:3.1

    Angie

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Angie (Geena Davis), a spunky girl from Brooklyn, discovers she's pregnant and makes wedding plans -- only to realize that Vinnie (James Gandolfini), her long-term fiancé and the father of her child, isn't the man she wants to marry. When handsome, cultivated Noel (Stephen Rea) arrives on the scene, the charming Irishman sweeps her off her feet, which leads to a tumultuous affair, the wrath of Angie's father and the disfavor of her friends.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    You Changed My Life
    rating:3.1

    You Changed My Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy-drama from Filipina director Cathy Garcia-Molina, Laida (Sarah Geronimo) and Miggy (John Lloyd Cruz) think they've found perfect happiness with each other, until circumstances beyond their control threaten to pull them apart. As their burgeoning careers begin to take them in entirely different directions -- Miggy to Laguna, Laida to Canada -- they struggle to keep their relationship alive across a great distance.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Used People
    rating:3.1

    Used People

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is the last thing newly widowed Pearl Berman is looking for, but that's what she finds when suave Joe Meledandri attends her husband's funeral. As it turns out, Joe has loved Pearl since he persuaded her spouse not to leave her -- 23 years ago.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Alive and Kicking
    rating:3.1

    Alive and Kicking

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Nancy Meckler's poignant drama centers on the unconventional romance between two polar opposites: egotistical HIV-positive ballet dancer Tonio (Jason Flemyng) and his portly, alcoholic therapist, Jack (Antony Sher). After losing his lover to a long-fought battle with AIDS and discovering that he, too, is infected with the deadly disease, Tonio turns to a troubled shrink, and soon, the pair embarks on a surprisingly tender and rewarding affair.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meckler
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Italian for Beginners
    rating:3.1

    Italian for Beginners

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Taste of Others
    rating:3.1

    The Taste of Others

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Agnes Jaoui directs this ensemble romance that earned an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Language Film. Castella (Jean-Pierre Bacri) falls for English language tutor Clara (Anne Alvaro), and instigates a chain of turbulent relationships in the process. This poignant debut from Jaoui illustrates that sometimes, great actresses don't get the breaks, hash-dealing barmaids can find love and the desire to become culturally enlightened just isn't enough.

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  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Lady Chatterley
    rating:3.1

    Lady Chatterley

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband is paralyzed in World War I, frustration drives Lady Chatterley into an affair with a gamekeeper. She finds in her new lover not only physical passion but also an inner kindness, both of which her husband can no longer provide.

    Directed by:

  • Pascale Ferran
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Finding Bliss
    rating:3.1

    Finding Bliss

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Jody Balaban (Leelee Sobieski), a promising filmmaker, works at a porn studio while secretly creating her own "legit" movie when no one is looking. When she's busted, Jody is forced to work with porn director Jeff Drake (Matthew Davis) and a cast of adult film stars. What she doesn't expect is a real romance in this indie comedy from Julie Davis. Kristen Johnston, Denise Richards and Jamie Kennedy co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Then She Found Me
    rating:3.1

    Then She Found Me

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Already reeling from the death of her adoptive mother and a messy divorce, a put-upon schoolteacher finds her life becoming even more tumultuous when she begins dating the father of one of her students and her gabby birth mother shows up.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Hunt
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Kiss the Bride
    rating:3.1

    Kiss the Bride

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Three Italian-American sisters who have managed to break free of their family's overbearing influence, most notably their controlling father's, must face the clan again when their more traditional sibling decides to get married in their Rhode Island hometown. The visit turns out as excruciating as they expected, but they also discover an unexpected gift in their reunion: wisdom. Alyssa Milano, Monet Mazur, Amanda Detmer and Brooke Langton star.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Parise
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Heartbreak Kid
    rating:3.1

    The Heartbreak Kid

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    While honeymooning with his new wife in Florida, Lenny Cantrow (Charles Grodin) begins to rue his nuptials. When his irksome spouse gets stuck in their hotel room with a nasty sunburn, footloose Lenny meets gorgeous blond coed Kelly (Cybill Shepherd). She soon provides all the incentive he needs to ditch his new bride. But Lenny isn't home free with Kelly -- his hot pursuit of her quickly hits a brick wall of resistance: her loathing father.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Love & Sex
    rating:3.1

    Love & Sex

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Love is war, and sex is the battleground in this wry, funny look at contemporary mating and relating. Kate (Famke Janssen) is a magazine writer who discards boyfriends the way some people change shoes. Adam (Jon Favreau) is a serious-minded serial monogamist. When they meet, it's love at first sight -- but staying together may take more than just love and a liberal dose of sex. Noah Emmerich and Cheri Oteri co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie Breiman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 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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