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Saving Face
rating:3.5

Saving Face

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Dutiful daughter Wil (Michelle Krusiec) sidesteps her mother's (Joan Chen) attempts to marry her off in Alice Wu's romantic comedy. At 28, Wil's the old maid of her traditional Chinese family, so there's no way she can tell them about her budding lesbian romance with Vivian (Lynn Chen). But her widowed mom has her own problems, as she learns she's pregnant at 48. Kicked out by her disapproving father, she seeks refuge at Wil's place.

Directed by:

  • Alice Wu
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Take My Eyes
    rating:3.5

    Take My Eyes

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Winner of seven Goya Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor and Actress, Iciar Bollain's raw drama exposes the hard truths about domestic abuse. With her son in tow, battered wife Pilar (Laia Marull) finally flees her violent husband, Antonio (Luis Tosar), taking asylum at her sister Ana's (Candela Peña) home. Free from the clutches of her abusive husband, Pilar struggles to start a new life; problem is, she still loves Antonio.

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  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Loverboy
    rating:3.5

    Loverboy

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    As a college student with no money, Randy Bodek (Patrick Dempsey) resorts to working as a pizza delivery boy to make ends meet. During one of his deliveries, he's met with an interesting proposal: a woman (Barbara Carrera) who wants more than just pizza. Soon, Randy is the talk of the town as lonely wives (including Kirstie Alley and Carrie Fisher) are chomping at the bit to have pizza delivered.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Can't Hardly Wait
    rating:3.5

    Can't Hardly Wait

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    At a wild party, newly minted high school graduates celebrate and ponder the future -- including love-struck dork Preston Meyers, who tries to work up the courage to act on his feelings for beautiful prom queen Amanda Beckett.

    Directed by:

  • Harry Elfont
  • Deborah Kaplan
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Jane Eyre
    rating:3.5

    Jane Eyre

    1973Runtime:0 minutes
    This 1973 BBC adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's immortal novel stars Sorcha Cusack as the plucky Jane Eyre, an orphan who muddles through harsh conditions to find love in the arms of her moody employer (Michael Jayston). After being raised by an abusive aunt, Jane survives six years in a strict, humorless school and later becomes a governess. But within the walls of her new home at Thornfield Hall, a strange and terrible secret lies in wait.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Craft
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Waitress
    rating:3.5

    Waitress

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence. That is, until an unwanted pregnancy breeds unexpected romance between Jenna and an attractive doctor. Written by director and co-star Adrienne Shelly (who was murdered shortly before the film's selection for Sundance), this charmer is a frank and funny examination of the fears brought on by impending motherhood.

    Directed by:

  • Adrienne Shelly
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Prince & Me
    rating:3.5

    The Prince & Me

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    College freshman Paige is a force of nature. As soon as she arrives on campus, sparks fly with one of her classmates, Eddie. But she's clueless that he's actually a Danish prince spending a year hiding in America disguised as a regular guy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
    rating:3.5

    He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    With the streets of Bordeaux as backdrop, this thriller paints a picture of love gone awry. Angelique (Audrey Tautou), an artist and student, is in love and claims that her paramour, Luic, a cardiologist (Samuel Le Bihan), is just as enamored of her. But is he? He's married, for one, and he and his wife are expecting a baby. Brokenhearted, Angelique decides her love should conquer all.

    Directed by:

  • Laetitia Colombani
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    12 Men of Christmas
    rating:3.5

    12 Men of Christmas

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Devastated after losing both her influential job and her fiancé at the office holiday party, publicist E.J. Baxter (Kristin Chenoweth) flees New York and lands in Montana, where she decides to produce a racy calendar showing off the local guys. But some of the men take exception to her scheme to raise funds for a search-and-rescue team by having them bare it all. Meanwhile, Mr. December is raising E.J.'s pulse in this Lifetime Original Movie.

    Directed by:

  • Arlene Sanford
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Children of a Lesser God
    rating:3.5

    Children of a Lesser God

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Speech teacher James Leeds (William Hurt) uses unconventional methods to reach his hearing-impaired students but can't make headway with the school's deaf custodian, Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin, who captured the Best Actress Oscar). The brainy but cynical Sarah thinks it's better to stay in the safe confines of her voiceless milieu than to contend with a callous world. Can James get through to Sarah and release her from her cocoon of silence?

    Directed by:

  • Randa Haines
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    All Over the Guy
    rating:3.5

    All Over the Guy

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Striking a healthy, loving balance in a relationship is no easy trick, no matter what your sexual orientation. For Eli and Tom, a set-up first date goes horribly awry. But when they meet again later, without any pressure, a connection is made.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Davis
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Three Wishes
    rating:3.4

    Three Wishes

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    &NFb;&NFb_;A mysterious drifter (Patrick Swayze) and his dog move in with a struggling single mother (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) whose husband died in the Korean War. Does the stranger really have magical powers, or is he just a tall-tale spinner? Martha Coolidge (Valley Girl, Rambling Rose) directs this period romance with a touch of fantasy.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What Women Want
    rating:3.4

    What Women Want

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is as cocky as they come in director Nancy Meyers's Golden Globe-nominated comedy. But what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy (Helen Hunt), his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Love and Mary
    rating:3.4

    Love and Mary

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    After a bad review imperils her upscale bake shop, Mary plans to take her fiancé, Brent, back to Texas, with the hope of scoring some cash from the engagement party. But an outbreak of hives forces Mary to take Brent's jailbird twin, Jake, instead.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Harrison
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Thousand Pieces of Gold
    rating:3.4

    Thousand Pieces of Gold

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    In the late 19th century, Lalu (Rosalind Chao), a poor Chinese woman, is sold into marriage in America. She's sent to a tough Idaho mining town -- not to marry, but to work as a prostitute in a saloon run by fellow countryman Hong King (Michael Paul Chan). When Lalu refuses the job, her dignity proves irresistible to King's partner, Charlie (Chris Cooper). Dennis Dun co-stars in this "American Playhouse" presentation, based on a true story.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Kelly
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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