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All About You
rating:3.4

All About You

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Heartbroken that her boyfriend is planning a future without her, Nicole relocates to San Francisco to make a fresh start. After moving in with her best friend, Nicole unexpectedly ends up sharing living space with a man -- and they soon fall in love.

Directed by:

  • Christine Swanson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    How to Make an American Quilt
    rating:3.4

    How to Make an American Quilt

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a novel by Whitney Otto, Jocelyn Moorhouse's directorial debut looks at relationships of all kinds -- romantic, platonic and familial. Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder), a graduate student having second thoughts about her fiancé (Dermot Mulroney) and marriage, spends the summer with her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn), her great-aunt (Anne Bancroft) and their quilting circle, whose life stories captivate the conflicted young woman.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    16 to Life
    rating:3.4

    16 to Life

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.

    Directed by:

  • Becky Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Black Butterflies
    rating:3.4

    Black Butterflies

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This passionate biopic profiles South African poet Ingrid Jonker, whose exuberant nature is destroyed by her repeated betrayals of her supportive lover and her complex relationship with her disapproving father, the minister of censorship.

    Directed by:

  • Paula van der Oest
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Jesus' Son
    rating:3.4

    Jesus' Son

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, director Alison Maclean's reflective drama follows FH (Billy Crudup), a well-meaning drug addict who stumbles backward into redemption. When his longtime love (Samantha Morton) leaves, FH follows her but meets and falls for the older Mira (Holly Hunter). Amid his life's wreckage, a near-fatal car crash and a chance to save a child's life force FH to examine his existence and its meaning.

    Directed by:

  • Alison MacLean
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    A Very Special Love
    rating:3.4

    A Very Special Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In a harmless ploy to be closer to the man of her dreams -- magazine tycoon Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) -- Laida (Sarah Geronimo) lands a job as his assistant, but quickly discovers that he's a far cry from the Prince Charming she envisioned. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, this lighthearted romantic comedy also stars Dante Rivero, Rowell Santiago, Johnny Revilla, Bing Pimental and Daphne Oseña-Paez.

    Directed by:

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

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    Luck by Chance
    rating:3.4

    Luck by Chance

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When struggling actor Vikram (Farhan Akhtar) gets tapped to play the male lead in a big-budget Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But fame and fortune have a way of ruining his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), a fellow actor. Of course, the problem could be his beautiful co-star, Niki (Isha Sharvani), who's almost as popular as her once-famous movie star mother (Dimple Kapadia).

    Directed by:

  • Zoya Akhtar
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    John Tucker Must Die
    rating:3.4

    John Tucker Must Die

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When Heather, Beth and Kate (Ashanti, Sophia Bush and Brittany Snow) discover they've all had their hearts broken by the same scoundrel -- the charismatic John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) -- they join forces to get revenge and give their attractive ex a taste of his own medicine. The three girls devise a plan to ruin Tucker's reputation as a Casanova by enlisting the new girl in town (Arielle Kebbel) to seduce him. Jenny McCarthy co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Elena Undone
    rating:3.4

    Elena Undone

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When openly gay writer Peyton (Traci Dinwiddie) and love-starved pastor's wife Elena (Necar Zadegan) meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront their unexpected yet intense feelings. By turns sensual, smart and funny, writer-director Nicole Conn's semiautobiographical tale explores the contemporary landscape of connection and commitment.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Conn
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Countess
    rating:3.4

    The Countess

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Blaming her advancing age for a failed romance with a younger man, 16th-century Hungarian countess Erzebet Báthory begins murdering virgin girls and bathing in their blood, believing that the grim ritual will restore her youthful beauty.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Phyllis and Harold
    rating:3.4

    Phyllis and Harold

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Most people know the story of how their parents met. But for better or worse, filmmaker Cindy Kleine digs even deeper to expose every aspect of her parents' 59-year marriage, revealing touching details and a few painful family secrets. Mixing on-camera interviews with archival photos and creative animation, Kleine's candid documentary looks at the evolution of a dissonant union -- and the harsh truth about love.

    Directed by:

  • Cindy Kleine
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mississippi Masala
    rating:3.3

    Mississippi Masala

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Mira Nair concocts a fascinating picture of Mina (Sarita Choudhury), an Indian woman whose father (Roshan Seth) pines for his native Uganda, where his family lived prosperously until the evil Idi Amin took power. Transplanted to rural Mississippi, the family struggles to make ends meet by running a string of motels, but they don't yet feel at home. When Mina falls for an African American entrepreneur (Denzel Washington), complications arise.

    Directed by:

  • Mira Nair
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Open Hearts
    rating:3.3

    Open Hearts

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Cecile (Sonja Richter) and Joachim (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), a happy couple living in Copenhagen, find their relationship changed forever when Joachim is hit by a car and paralyzed. Joachim grows increasingly bitter, and as his doctor, Niels (Mads Mikkelsen), consoles Cecile, the two become romantically involved. This also threatens Niels's marriage to Marie (Paprika Steen), who can't bear the thought of losing her husband.

    Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Tribute
    rating:3.3

    Tribute

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Former child star Cilla McGowan (Brittany Murphy) moves to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to restore a mansion that belonged to her grandmother, a legendary actress. But once there, she discovers some shocking secrets about her grandmother's death. Meanwhile, a bond begins to form between Cilla and her handsome neighbor, Ford Sawyer (Jason Lewis). Tippi Hedren co-stars in this Lifetime Original Movie based on the novel by Nora Roberts.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Anarchist's Wife
    rating:3.3

    The Anarchist's Wife

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    With her young anarchist husband, Justo Calderón (Juan Diego Botto), gone for long stretches of time, first resisting the fascists in the Spanish Civil War and then in a concentration camp during World War II, devoted wife Manuela (María Valverde) struggles to keep their love alive. Her determined efforts to reunite with her husband give Manuela purpose, but their long-distance love comes at a price. Marie Noelle and Peter Sehr direct this drama.

    Directed by:

  • Marie Noelle
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Salt of This Sea
    rating:3.3

    Salt of This Sea

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon finds, however, that her simple plan is a complicated undertaking -- and one that takes her farther from her comfort zone (both geographically and emotionally) than she'd imagined in this romantic drama.

    Directed by:

  • Annemarie Jacir
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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