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Daphne
rating:3.0

Daphne

2007Runtime:0 minutes
Geraldine Somerville stars in this BBC biopic as acclaimed novelist Daphne du Maurier, whose secret infatuations and affairs with the likes of heiress Ellen Doubleday (Elizabeth McGovern) and actress Gertrude Lawrence (Janet McTeer) are said to have informed much of her writing. Based largely on Margaret Forster's biography, Clare Beavan's film paints a stirring portrait of an artist's struggle for self-acceptance.

Directed by:

  • Clare Beavan
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    Woman on Top
    rating:3.0

    Woman on Top

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After her husband Toninho is unfaithful, chef Isabella relocates from Brazil to San Francisco, where she starts a successful television cooking show. Soon, Toninho follows Isabella to America to try and win her back in this sexy comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Fina Torres
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Oscar and Lucinda
    rating:3.0

    Oscar and Lucinda

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Adapted from Peter Carey's novel, this romantic drama centers on feminist Australian heiress Lucinda (Cate Blanchett) and British missionary Oscar (Ralph Fiennes). Both have a penchant for gambling, and sparks fly when they meet aboard an Australian-bound ship. When the two make plans to build a glass church in the outback, Lucinda bets Oscar he can't transport the needed glass to the site. Oscar finds the wager -- and the woman -- irresistible.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
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    Puccini for Beginners
    rating:3.0

    Puccini for Beginners

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Allegra is recovering from a breakup with her girlfriend when she starts to fall for a member of the opposite sex. Philip is the tidy professor who's romancing the ambivalent Allegra while she pursues a straight woman who's recently become single.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Maggenti
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    The Healer
    rating:3.0

    The Healer

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Agnieszka Holland exposes viewers to the anguish that envelops a family as it watches one of its own die a slow, heart-wrenching death. Although the father, wracked by grief, is resigned to his sick baby's fate, the mother, Julie (Miranda Otto), refuses to give up, seeking the counsel of a faith healer. Julie's the only one who still has hope in a cure, but her relatives wonder if she's putting too much stock in the power of a stranger.

    Directed by:

  • Agnieszka Holland
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    When the Sea Rises
    rating:3.0

    When the Sea Rises

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Middle-aged performance artist Irène (Yolande Moreau) -- who has her own one-woman road show -- falls into an unlikely affair after unwittingly sparking the romantic interest of a lanky young drifter (Wim Willaert) who befriends her when her car breaks down. Also starring Olivier Gourmet, this charmingly offbeat tale is based on Moreau's real-life experiences as a traveling comedian during the 1980s.

    Directed by:

  • Yolande Moreau
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Only You
    rating:3.0

    Only You

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Luckless dollhouse designer Cliff Godfrey (Andrew McCarthy) gets dropped by his fiancée just before their trip to Mexico, but when the dejected ex hits it off with gorgeous party girl Amanda Hughes (Kelly Preston) at a bar, he finds himself a new travel mate. In this romantic escapade, the vacation turns disastrous as Amanda plays peekaboo with her intentions, but travel agent Clare Enfield (Helen Hunt) proves a friendly face in a foreign land.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
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    30 Years to Life
    rating:3.0

    30 Years to Life

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Six friends in New York City face emotional crises as they turn 30. For starters, we meet an investment banker who desperately wants to get married, a bitter stand-up comedian, and a real estate agent who's been struggling with her weight for years. Also foundering are a marketing executive who perceives any career advancement as a sign of getting old and a young man whose girlfriend of four years insists on a greater commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Middleton
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    Bollywood / Hollywood
    rating:3.0

    Bollywood / Hollywood

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sly send-up of Indian movie musical conventions, a handsome young hero (Rahul Khanna) is at odds with his traditionalist family over his marriage plans. He's engaged to a Canadian girl (Jessica Pare) who's a pop star -- and that definitely won't satisfy his bombastic grandmother (Dina Pathak) or his incoherently blubbering mother (Moushumi Chatterjee). Will he give in and choose a mate more suitable to his family's high standards?

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Double Happiness
    rating:3.0

    Double Happiness

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Old-fashioned values collide with the whims of youth in this modern romantic comedy about a dutiful Chinese-Canadian daughter who wants to please her parents without sacrificing part of herself when it comes to love. Deep down, Jade (Sandra Oh) knows her mother and father won't approve of her new boyfriend, a white college student named Mark (Callum Keith Rennie). But that doesn't stop her from hoping for "double happiness."

    Directed by:

  • Mina Shum
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    Starstruck
    rating:3.0

    Starstruck

    1982Runtime:0 minutes
    Jackie Mullins (Jo Kennedy, doing her own new wave singing) is an aspiring star who just has to sing. And with her cousin Angus on her side, stardom might not be too far off. The two team up with a local band, The Wombats, to take their big shot at fame, fortune and celebrity -- all the while trying to save the family pub. Gillian Armstrong directs this quirky movie filled with 1980s hairdos and kangaroo costumes.

    Directed by:

  • Gillian Armstrong
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    Guncrazy
    rating:3.0

    Guncrazy

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    When a school assignment forces Anita (Drew Barrymore), a sexually abused teen, to get a pen pal, a genuine friendship develops between she and her correspondent, a prisoner named Howard (James LeGros). Howard wins Anita's heart with his tenderness, and the two move in together when he's released. Howard, however, is unable to shake his criminal ways, and it's only a matter of time before the lovers are on the run.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
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    The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
    rating:3.0

    The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on an unproduced original screenplay by Tennessee Williams, this drama follows Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard), the headstrong daughter of a Southern plantation owner. Forced to fulfill her role as a debutante, she chooses farmhand Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans) as her escort. As if this weren't scandalous enough, her announcement that she's fallen in love with Jimmy threatens to destroy the family. Ann-Margret and Ellen Burstyn co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Jodie Markell
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Republic of Love
    rating:3.0

    The Republic of Love

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the novel by Carol Shields, this comedy charts the relationship of the unlikeliest of couples, Tom and Fay (Bruce Greenwood and Emilia Fox). He's a thrice-divorced talk show host, susceptible to jumping into love. She's an overly cautious academic whose impossible expectations for a mate have hindered her romantic life. Despite their seeming incompatibility, the two soon fall in love and discover that the heart knows no rules.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
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    Good Dick
    rating:3.0

    Good Dick

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Habitually isolated in her quiet apartment, a vulnerable girl (Marianna Palka) with a penchant for soft-core porn ventures out to a local video store, where she meets a store clerk (Jason Ritter) who vows to break down her emotional walls and win her affections. But as he pursues her in bizarre fashion, it's clear that their budding relationship will be anything but conventional. Lead actress and screenwriter Palka makes her directorial debut.

    Directed by:

  • Marianna Palka
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    Rough Magic
    rating:3.0

    Rough Magic

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    An introspective magician's assistant (Bridget Fonda) realizes her true powers while adrift on a fanciful journey through rural Mexico, where she's being pursued by a gritty private investigator (Russell Crowe) hired by her eccentric millionaire fiancé. A curious blend of outlandish magical realism and the standard "gumshoe" nostalgia, Rough Magic is based on the novel &NFi;Miss Shumway Waves a Wand&NFi_; by James Hadley Chase.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Peploe
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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