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Comfort and Joy
rating:3.6

Comfort and Joy

2004Runtime:0 minutes
Single woman Jane Berry is focused on advancing her career and spending a fortune on shoes. But after a car accident, Jane awakens to discover that she's a married, stay-at-home mom with two kids and a penchant for charity work. Is she dreaming?

Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Shag: The Movie
    rating:3.6

    Shag: The Movie

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Carson McBride (Phoebe Cates) is ready to wed rich stick-in-the-mud Harley Ralston (Tyrone Power Jr.) until gal pals Melaina (Bridget Fonda), "Pudge" (Annabeth Gish) and Luanne (Page Hannah) spirit Carson away to Myrtle Beach for one final fling. Will Carson jilt her stodgy fiancé for beguiling bad boy Buzz Ravenel (Robert Rusler)? Zelda Barron directs this slice of '60s nostalgia that captures an innocent time in American history.

    Directed by:

  • Zelda Barron
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God
    rating:3.6

    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Halle Berry stars in this version of Zora Neale Hurston's novel, adapted for television and produced by Oprah Winfrey. The story centers on Janie Crawford (Berry), a free-spirited woman who lives her life on her own terms. Refusing to accept her place as a black woman in the 1920s, Crawford lives life to its fullest and experiences a journey filled with great joy and unbearable heartache. Ruby Dee and Ruben Santiago-Hudson also star.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Sea Change
    rating:3.6

    The Sea Change

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Having endured a dreadful upbringing spent in foster homes and institutions, Nikki (Natalie Press) sets out to murder the birth mother (Janet McTeer) who abandoned her. But while carrying out her plan, Nikki meets a likable half brother (Colin Morgan) who drastically alters her outlook. Based on the novel Island by Jane Rogers, this psychological drama captures the tension of Nikki's internal struggle as she's torn between revenge and redemption.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Chris & Don: A Love Story
    rating:3.6

    Chris & Don: A Love Story

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    The relationship between author Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy is chronicled in this documentary through home movies, interviews and readings from Isherwood's journal.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Mascara
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Coco Before Chanel
    rating:3.6

    Coco Before Chanel

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Audrey Tautou stars as legendary French designer Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in this lively biopic that explores the fashion icon's storied ascension from orphan to seamstress and cabaret singer and ultimately, the queen of Parisian haute couture. Alessandro Nivola plays Arthur "Boy" Capel, Chanel's lover and influential business investor who makes a lifelong impact on the young woman. Anne Fontaine directs this Oscar nominee for Best Costume Design.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    The Locket
    rating:3.6

    The Locket

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, two love stories are connected by the mystery of one simple locket. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Esther, a woman who befriends Michael (Chad Willett), a young man who's had a tough life caring for his mother. But with his mother gone and his impending marriage in jeopardy, Michael leans on Esther, who offers friendship and patient guidance that could end up saving his way of life.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Home for the Holidays
    rating:3.6

    Home for the Holidays

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Every year, Claudia (Holly Hunter) dreads her trip home for Thanksgiving. Between her parents (Charles Durning and Anne Bancroft), her sardonic brother (Robert Downey Jr.) and her overdramatic sister (Cynthia Stevenson), things are bad enough. But this year, Claudia has more reason for angst. She's lost her job and is dealing with her daughter's (Claire Danes) revelation about her sexual activities. Jodie Foster directs this ode to dysfunction.

    Directed by:

  • Jodie Foster
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    It's a Wonderful Afterlife
    rating:3.6

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Gurinder Chadha's delightfully irreverent comedy stars Shabana Azmi as Mrs. Sethi, a mother bent on finding her daughter a husband by any means, even if it kills her. Or, rather, even if it requires her to kill. She can't help herself: When her daughter's deemed not good enough, she defends as she thinks any good mother should. But how can she shake the cops' scrutiny? Suicide's not an option, at least not until she's able to marry off her child.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Dogfight
    rating:3.6

    Dogfight

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Four young Marines spending their last night stateside in San Francisco before shipping out to Vietnam stage a dogfight: The Marine who finds the ugliest "date" and brings her to a party wins. Eddie Birdlace (River Phoenix) is having no luck finding an appropriate chick -- until he meets Rose (Lili Taylor), a shy, ugly-duckling waitress who worships folk singers. But will Eddie confess to Rose the real reason he wants to "date" her?

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Savoca
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Disappearing Acts
    rating:3.6

    Disappearing Acts

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Music teacher Zora Banks (Sanaa Lathan) yearns for a successful career as a singer-songwriter -- and for a decent man in her life. While moving into a new brownstone, Zora meets rough-edged construction worker Franklin Swift (Wesley Snipes), and the two hit it off. But when certain secrets come to light, their burgeoning romance starts to unravel. John Amos costars in this made-for-cable-TV movie based on Terry McMillan's best-selling novel.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Something New
    rating:3.6

    Something New

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Having carefully calculated her professional life, African-American accounting exec Kenya McQueen (Sanaa Lathan) is concerned that her personal life doesn't measure up, so she agrees to go on a blind date with a sexy, free-spirited landscape architect (Simon Baker). Her new love interest turns out to be white, which isn't necessarily a deal-breaker -- until she meets a seemingly perfect black man (Blair Underwood).

    Directed by:

  • Sanaa Hamri
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Fire
    rating:3.6

    Fire

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two Hindu women struggle with loveless, arranged marriages: Sita (Nandita Das), who discovers that her husband (Javed Jaffrey) has a mistress, and her sister-in-law, Radha (Shabana Azmi), who cannot give birth. As the lukewarm coals of their long-term relationships fade, the women ignite passion in their lives by finding comfort in each other. Director Deepa Mehta's drama is supposedly the first Indian film about lesbians.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Little Dorrit
    rating:3.6

    Little Dorrit

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    In this two-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, Derek Jacobi stars as Arthur, a well-meaning middle-aged man who, through an unexpected relationship with seamstress Little Dorrit (Sarah Pickering), is drawn into the plight of a group of debtor prisoners. Christine Edzard directs and writes this expansive, award-winning drama for the screen; Alec Guinness co-stars as the imprisoned William Dorritt.

    Directed by:

  • Christine Edzard
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Step Up
    rating:3.6

    Step Up

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Sentenced to a stretch of community service at a prestigious school for the arts, streetwise troublemaker Tyler Gage unexpectedly discovers his natural talent for dance when he pairs with one of the academy's ballerinas.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fletcher
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    When Night Is Falling
    rating:3.5

    When Night Is Falling

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A professor at a Christian college, Camille (Pascale Bussières) enjoys a conventional life with her minister fiancé, Martin (Henry Czerny). But when reserved Camille meets free-spirited circus acrobat Petra (Rachael Crawford), her conservative life takes a sensuous left turn. With Petra, Camille begins an erotic adventure of self-discovery and finds herself emotionally teetering between the forbidden and the familiar.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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