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Girl Seeks Girl
rating:2.5

Girl Seeks Girl

2007Runtime:0 minutes
Culled from a Web-based series, this saucy Spanish soap follows the romantic entanglements of lesbian bartender Nines (Celia Freijeiro) and her circle of friends as they try to unravel the mysteries of same-sex love and lust. Torn between needy Monica (Cristina Pons) and Monica's supposedly straight roommate, Carmen (Sandra Collantes), Nines also contends with advances from high-spirited actress Ana (Almudena Gallego).

Directed by:

  • Sonia Sebastian
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Portraits Chinois
    rating:2.5

    Portraits Chinois

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A dreamy Parisian backdrop gives a romantic setting to this thoughtful comedy that follows the heartaches and loves of a group of city-dwellers. Costume designer Ada (Helena Bonham Carter) deals with the ups and downs of her relationship with an unstable screenwriter, Paul (Jean-Philippe Ecoffey), while Paul longs for Ada's co-worker Lise (Romane Bohringer). Elsa Zylberstein, Yvan Attal and Marie Trintignant co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Martine Dugowson
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Friday Night
    rating:2.5

    Friday Night

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger (Vincent Lindon) offers her a ride, Laure takes a highly charged, impossibly erotic detour.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    The Night and the Moment
    rating:2.5

    The Night and the Moment

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    A philandering writer (Willem Dafoe) in search of true love accepts an invitation from an aristocratic salonniere (Lena Olin), only to insinuate himself into her house and try to seduce her with stories of his various conquests. But what he doesn't realize is that their passions date back to his recent imprisonment, when she was incarcerated in the cell beside his.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Maria Tato
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Sweet Lies
    rating:2.5

    Sweet Lies

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    When American insurance adjuster Peter Nicholl (Treat Williams) jets to France to investigate a claim, he meets cunning Parisian lovelies Joelle (Joanna Pacula) and Dixie (Julianne Phillips), who make a bet over which of them can seduce the hunky Yank first. But when Peter discovers their wager, he turns the tables on the would-be femmes fatales, who have since become genuinely smitten with him. Nathalie Delon directs this rollicking rom-com.

    Directed by:

  • Nathalie Delon
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    A Man in Love
    rating:2.5

    A Man in Love

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    While working abroad and filming a biopic of a famed Italian author, American actor Steve Elliott (Peter Coyote) falls for his sultry co-star (Greta Scacchi) and immerses himself in an erotic love affair ... which is all well and good, except that his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) is waiting at home. Diane Kurys directs her English-language debut, which was France's official 1987 entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Kurys
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Chilly Scenes of Winter
    rating:2.5

    Chilly Scenes of Winter

    1979Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Salt Lake City, this bittersweet romantic tale centers on civil servant Charles (John Heard) and his obsession with winning back the love of his life, Laura (Mary Beth Hurt), who left him to return to her unappreciative husband, Ox (Mark Metcalf). To find out whether Laura is really happy with Ox, Charles takes to following her around and befriends her co-worker (Nora Heflin). Peter Riegert, Gloria Grahame and Griffin Dunne co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Looking for Cheyenne
    rating:2.5

    Looking for Cheyenne

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Sonia (Aurelia Petit) drifts from one affair to another, but the object of her affection has always been Cheyenne (Mila Dekker), who has dropped out of society to live a nomadic lifestyle. Desperate to find her, Sonia combs the countryside looking for her lost love. Unfortunately for the star-crossed pair, fate conspires to keep them apart. Malik Zidi and Guilaine Londez co-star in Valerie Minetto's fantasy-infused romance.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie Minetto
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    American Short Story Collection: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
    rating:2.5

    American Short Story Collection: The Jilting of Granny Weatherall

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    Unbowed and undaunted, Granny Weatherall (Geraldine Fitzgerald), on the last day of her life, recounts the successes and failures of her long years, including a missed opportunity she's always regretted. Beneath her strong exterior, she remains haunted by a lost love. Mia Dillon and Lois Smith co-star in director Randa Haines's production of Katherine Anne Porter's short story, featuring an introduction by Henry Fonda.

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Strange Planet
    rating:2.5

    Strange Planet

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Australian director Emma-Kate Croghan weighs in with this sly romantic comedy about a group of twenty-somethings living in Sydney, Australia. Judy (Claudia Karvan) is a young woman involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Ewan. Beginning on New Year's Eve, the film follows Judy and her two best friends and Ewan and his two buddies as they try to establish their careers and find love -- or, at the very least, sex.

    Directed by:

  • Emma-Kate Croghan
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Free Radicals
    rating:2.4

    Free Radicals

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Happenstance is the cornerstone of this intriguing film. A young woman miraculously survives a plane crash only to die in a head-on car collision six years later. The teenage driver of the car, who's barely injured, is the younger son in a family whose first son was abducted at a young age. And so the cycle begins -- an odd, chainlike link that encompasses reactions to the woman's family members and the people in their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Albert
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Wedding Party
    rating:2.4

    The Wedding Party

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Guy (Richard Roxburgh) is on the verge of marrying Lizzie (Cate Blanchett), who is stunning, rich and completely devoted to him. They're on their way to having the perfect life -- the only problem is that Guy can't stop thinking about Jenny (Frances O'Connor), his first love from many years ago. In his mind, Lizzie's sophistication suddenly seems so much less appealing than Jenny's warm, carefree spirit.

    Directed by:

  • Cherie Nowlan
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Just Friends
    rating:2.4

    Just Friends

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Feeling at loose ends after being jettisoned by his longtime girlfriend, young businessman Peter (Anthony Palermo) starts to fall for beautiful new-girl-in-town Rebecca (Anita Barone) -- who just happens to be engaged to another man. The pair agrees to keep their burgeoning friendship platonic, but they soon wonder how long they can keep their resolve. Maria Burton directs this charming romantic comedy that co-stars Hal Linden and Tim Bohn.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Burton
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar
    rating:2.4

    Yeh Zindagi Ka Safar

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Sarena (Amisha Patel), a pampered daughter of millionaire Vivek Dewan (Gulshan Grover), is on the threshold of a great musical career. But father and daughter's perfect world is torn apart when a young and intrepid reporter, Jai (Jimmy Shergill), stumbles upon a scoop: He discovers that Sarena is not Vivek's real daughter. The news makes headlines, and a devastated and enraged Vivek uses all the power at his command to suppress more information.

    Directed by:

  • Tanuja Chandra
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Nearest to Heaven
    rating:2.4

    Nearest to Heaven

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    A vacationing French writer, Fanette (Catherine Deneuve), meets a photographer named Matt (William Hurt) in New York City. Before you can say, "They were fated to be mated," the twosome embarks on a romantic escapade that conjures images of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. Patrice Chereau directs this warm, light-hearted tale that costars Helene Fillieres and Gilbert Melki.

    Directed by:

  • Tonie Marshall
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    A Woman's a Helluva Thing
    rating:2.4

    A Woman's a Helluva Thing

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    When his estranged mother dies, womanizing magazine publisher Houston Blackett (Angus MacFayden) makes a surprise appearance at her funeral. There, he runs into his ex, Zane Douglas (Penelope Ann Miller), and discovers that his mother and Zane were lovers. Now, Zane is set to inherit everything Houston thinks is rightfully his. But with the help of his back-stabbing stepmother (Ann-Margret), he's determined to fight for his right to the money.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Leigh Hopkins
  • rating:2.4 2.4 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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