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Bright Star
rating:3.4

Bright Star

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Critically acclaimed Australian filmmaker Jane Campion helms this drama detailing the passionate three-year romance between 19th-century Romantic poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) -- who died tragically at age 25 -- and his great love and muse, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish). Much of the story was inspired by Keats's poetry and the actual love letters the pair exchanged. Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider and Kerry Fox co-star.

Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Caramel
    rating:3.4

    Caramel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Lebanese beauty salon is the setting for this romantic comedy about five women and the various troubles they face, with director Nadine Labaki leading the cast as the shop's owner, Layale, who's heartbroken from a foundering affair.

    Directed by:

  • Nadine Labaki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
    rating:3.4

    The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Denmark's King Edvard and Queen Paige journey to a distant kingdom to celebrate the arranged marriage of the beautiful Princess Myra, they discover that the girl hates her creepy fiancé and secretly loves Alu, a common elephant handler.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Cyran
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Country Strong
    rating:3.4

    Country Strong

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    While out on tour to revive her stalled career, once-popular country singer Kelly (Gwyneth Paltrow) falls for emerging newcomer Beau (Garrett Hedlund) and tries desperately to hide their burgeoning romance from her ever-present husband and manager, Ed (Tim McGraw). Written and directed by Shana Feste, this musical drama co-stars Leighton Meester as a former beauty queen trying to break out as a songstress.

    Directed by:

  • Shana Feste
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Prince of Tides
    rating:3.4

    The Prince of Tides

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    A Southern schoolteacher unloads a lifetime of horrific, repressed memories to a New York City psychiatrist in order to help save his suicidal sister. Barbra Streisand directs and stars in this drama, adapted from a best-selling novel by Pat Conroy.

    Directed by:

  • Barbra Streisand
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mamma Mia!
    rating:3.4

    Mamma Mia!

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.

    Directed by:

  • Phyllida Lloyd
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Camila
    rating:3.4

    Camila

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    A wealthy socialite and a young Jesuit priest fall in love and elope to a small Argentinean village, but tragedy ensues when their true identities are discovered in this affecting drama, which earned an Oscar nod for Best Foreign Film. Authorities have suppressed the telling of this story -- one of Argentina's most controversial and embarrassing episodes -- since the first attempt to put it on screen in 1912.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Luisa Bemberg
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    One More Chance
    rating:3.4

    One More Chance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the relationship, wants to spread her wings, and Popoy loves her too much to stand in her way. Struggling to build their lives anew, the onetime lovers face daily reminders of their happier times together even as they try to chart their own paths.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Loving Annabelle
    rating:3.4

    Loving Annabelle

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    An esteemed young poetry teacher at a Catholic boarding school (Diane Gaidry) risks everything when she engages in a feverish affair with a female student (Erin Kelly) in this controversial story of forbidden love. Directed by Katherine Brooks and co-starring Ilene Graff, this passionate yet sensitive romance explores the complexity of an unconventional relationship in the face of rigid traditionalism.

    Directed by:

  • Katherine Brooks
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Le Bonheur
    rating:3.4

    Le Bonheur

    1965Runtime:0 minutes
    When François (Jean-Claude Drouot) falls for a beautiful young telephone operator (Marie-France Boyer) despite remaining deeply in love with his wife, Therese (Claire Drouot), he attempts to buck convention by openly committing to both women. Directed by cinematic pioneer Agnès Varda, this thought-provoking film challenges the nature of monogamy and examines the limits of love and commitment.

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  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Paradise
    rating:3.4

    Paradise

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    Willard (Elijah Wood), a 10-year-old who is dealing with his parents' break-up, comes to spend the summer with Lily and Ben Reed (Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson), whose own relationship is strained following the tragic death of their 3-year-old son. Their problems make it all the more difficult for Willard to acclimate to his new environment, until a young girl (Thora Birch) intervenes to become his friend and transforms all their lives.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Agnes Donoghue
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
    rating:3.4

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This sequel to the hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary begins four weeks after the final events of the first film, with the formerly single Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) discovering that life with her new beau, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Jacinda Barrett co-stars as a beautiful attorney who makes Bridget nervous, with Hugh Grant reprising his role as selfish cad Daniel Cleaver.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Catch and Release
    rating:3.4

    Catch and Release

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Susannah Grant (who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Erin Brockovich) takes her first stab at feature-film directing with this emotional drama that follows the rebirth of a young woman (Jennifer Garner) after her fiancé's tragic death. On her painful journey toward healing, she uncovers hidden secrets that make her feel as if she's mourning a stranger. Juliette Lewis and Kevin Smith co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susannah Grant
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Carolina
    rating:3.4

    Carolina

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In this romantic comedy featuring Shirley MacLaine as a wacky grandma, Southern girl Carolina (Julia Stiles) envisions an entirely different existence for herself, far from the maddening mix that is her family. So, she leaves home for California, where she hopes she'll find some tranquility. But her efforts are soon wasted when she finds herself torn between two men. Who will win her heart?

    Directed by:

  • Marleen Gorris
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    28 Days
    rating:3.4

    28 Days

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    After her drunken antics ruin her sister's wedding and result in major property damage, journalist Gwen Cummings enters rehab, where she runs afoul of the program director -- and soon meets a fellow resident who changes her outlook.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • 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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