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Venus Beauty Institute
rating:3.1

Venus Beauty Institute

1999Runtime:0 minutes
Unable to find long-term romance, aging hair stylist Angèle (Nathalie Baye) settles for the salon's distaff camaraderie and for living by proxy through her co-workers. But her life gets upended when shaggy-haired stud Antoine (Samuel Le Bihan) abruptly declares his love for her. The guarded Angèle faces a choice between taking a chance on intimacy and remaining inside her protective shell. Audrey Tautou co-stars as Angèle's salon co-worker.

Directed by:

  • Tonie Marshall
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    One Day
    rating:3.1

    One Day

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After a romantic tryst on college graduation night, Emma and Dexter pursue separate dreams. This romantic drama based on a novel of the same name checks in with them each year on the same date, tracking their personal and professional progress.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    He Said, She Said
    rating:3.1

    He Said, She Said

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A conservative cad and a mild-mannered liberal are journalists whose views differ on everything. But when they're pitted against each other in competing newspaper columns and a TV show, they discover they have one thing in common: They're in love.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Silver
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Bedrooms and Hallways
    rating:3.1

    Bedrooms and Hallways

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At the suggestion of a friend, gay Leo (Kevin McKidd) enters therapy after many failed relationships make him fear for his social life. In a group session (led by Simon Callow), Leo comes clean about his feelings for a straight member of the group (James Purefoy), which leads to an affair between the two. The situation becomes further complicated by the appearance of Leo's high school sweetheart (Jennifer Ehle), who still has feelings for him.

    Directed by:

  • Rose Troche
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Forces of Nature
    rating:3.1

    Forces of Nature

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    When a wayward seagull and approaching hurricane ground the flight en route to his wedding, uncomplicated Ben (Ben Affleck) is stuck renting a car with eccentric free spirit Sarah (Sandra Bullock). As the odd couple connects, Ben begins to question the marriage that awaits him. But the harder he tries to get back to his bride (Maura Tierney) in Georgia, the harder Mother Nature works to keep them apart. Is Ben destined to be with Sarah?

    Directed by:

  • Bronwen Hughes
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    A Change of Place
    rating:3.1

    A Change of Place

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    When model Dominique (Andrea Roth) asks her twin sister, Kim (also Roth), to take her place for an upcoming fashion shoot in Paris, neither one expects that a handsome man named Philippe (pop singer Rick Springfield) will fall head over heels for the "new and improved" Dominique. Although Kim knows she should be honest, she can't bring herself to tell Philippe the truth in this made-for-TV adaptation of the Tracy Sinclair romance novel.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Governess
    rating:3.1

    The Governess

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Rosina (Minnie Driver), a young Jewish woman in 1840s England, must find a job after her father dies. Hired as a governess by the Cavendish family, she travels to their Scottish estate, where she quickly becomes involved in an intense affair with Mr. Cavendish (Tom Wilkinson). Sandra Goldbacher directs this moving portrait of consuming love that centers on a religious and emotional struggle against propriety.

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Goldbacher
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    I Could Never Be Your Woman
    rating:3.1

    I Could Never Be Your Woman

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Just as Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer) strikes up a passionate romance with a handsome younger man (Paul Rudd), her daughter, Izzie (Saoirse Ronan), falls in love for the first time -- and Mother Nature (Tracey Ullman) can't resist the temptation to meddle in their affairs. Writer-director Amy Heckerling delivers a twisted romantic comedy that shows what happens when a mother and daughter come to blows with the forces of nature.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Heckerling
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Washington Square
    rating:3.1

    Washington Square

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Jennifer Jason Leigh stars as Catherine Sloper, an unattractive but rich spinster pursued by handsome suitor Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin) until her disapproving father (Albert Finney) -- wary of Townsend's motives -- vows to disown Catherine if she weds against his wishes. Maggie Smith, Judith Ivey and Jennifer Garner also star in this faithful adaptation of the timeless Victorian novella by Henry James.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    A French Gigolo
    rating:3.1

    A French Gigolo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Josiane Balasko's part farce, part drama centers on Judith (Nathalie Baye), an entrepreneur in her 50s who gets caught in a tangle of emotions with sensitive, money-strapped prostitute Patrick (Eric Caravaca) and his cute wife, Fanny (Isabelle Carré). While financially supporting relatives in the Paris projects, Patrick begins to despair until Fanny, who has learned of her husband's secret profession, drives him back to Judith's arms and money.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rosalinda
    rating:3.1

    Rosalinda

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Mexican songstress Thalia takes the title role in this popular telenovela, playing a flower shop girl who dreams of becoming a singer. When she meets the handsome Franciso Jose (Fernando Carrillo) on a routine delivery, she finally has someone to love -- and, as luck would have it, someone to write and play songs for her. But soon after they wed, Rosalinda uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family, jeopardizing the couple's relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    15 Park Avenue
    rating:3.1

    15 Park Avenue

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Anjali (Shabana Azmi), a successful type-A, has spent her life protecting her schizophrenic sister, Mithi (Konkona Sen Sharma), by any means necessary -- even going so far as to discourage Jojo (Rahul Bose) from marrying her. So when the siblings bump into Jojo and his new wife while on holiday, Anjali expects the encounter to be awkward. She needn't worry, though, because Mithi is already happily married to someone else, in her mind.

    Directed by:

  • Aparna Sen
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Toi et Moi
    rating:3.1

    Toi et Moi

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Lena (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Ariane (Julie Depardieu) are both single girls weary of looking for Mr. Right. At least Ariane's job writing captions for romantic photo stories gives her an outlet, as she uses her dreams for inspiration. But she's also idealized love beyond reality. When the perfect guy finally shows up, will either woman be prepared? Jonathan Zaccaï, Eric Berger and Chantal Lauby co-star in this knowing romantic comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Lopes-Curval
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    200 Cigarettes
    rating:3.1

    200 Cigarettes

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Set on the last day of 1981, 200 Cigarettes is a manic romantic comedy that follows a group of loquacious, chain-smoking twentysomethings seeking love and happiness as they converge for a blowout party in New York City's East Village. A cab driver (Dave Chappelle) provides the link between the disparate groups who seek to overcome personal drama to avoid being alone when the clock strikes midnight.

    Directed by:

  • Risa Bramon Garcia
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Maria Isabel
    rating:3.1

    Maria Isabel

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This Spanish-language &NFi;telenovela&NFi_; follows the trials and tribulations of the beautiful Maria Isabel (Adela Noriega), a native Mexican woman who nobly agrees to raise her best friend's young daughter. After finding work in the home of wealthy widower Ricardo Mendiola (Fernando Carrillo), Maria Isabel secretly falls in love with him. But because of her &NFi;indio&NFi_; heritage, she holds her feelings back ...

    Directed by:

  • Miguel Corcega
  • Alejandro Frutos
  • Monica Miguel
  • Jesus Acuna Lee
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Death Defying Acts
    rating:3.1

    Death Defying Acts

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    When legendary escape artist Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) offers a handsome reward to anyone who can contact his dead mother beyond the grave, a sultry Scottish psychic and con artist (Catherine Zeta-Jones) takes up the challenge. But when the two fall in love, the boundaries between truth and deception become blurred. Directed by Gillian Armstrong, this entertaining period costume drama co-stars Saoirse Ronan and Timothy Spall.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
  • 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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