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Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series
rating:3.2

Grosse Pointe: The Complete Series

2000Runtime:0 minutes
From the creator of "Beverly Hills, 90210" comes this satire that goes behind the scenes of a fictional teen soap opera called "Grosse Pointe." And while the zip code might be different, this sharp comedy features plenty of familiar characters, including a backstabbing prima donna, a studly surfer dude and a heartthrob with a receding hairline. With a cast like this, the offscreen melodrama rivals the intrigue played out in front of the cameras.

Directed by:

  • Allison Anders
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Super Mario Bros.
    rating:3.2

    Super Mario Bros.

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Brooklyn plumbers Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) are about to be shut down by a shady construction company, and when the firm's henchmen see that Luigi has fallen for a young student named Daisy (Samantha Mathis), they kidnap her -- and take her to another dimension. Vowing to track her down, the boys soon find themselves trapped in a bizarre parallel world ruled by a dinosaur-like despot named King Koopa (Dennis Hopper).

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    How to Deal
    rating:3.2

    How to Deal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    What is love, anyway, but the fast lane to heartache? At least, that's what teenaged Halley thinks when learning "how to deal" with the complicated relationships in her life, which seem to point to a common conclusion: reality bites.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Kilner
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Once Upon a Mattress
    rating:3.2

    Once Upon a Mattress

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When she advertises for a princess to marry her romantically challenged son, Queen Aggravain never expects to get an applicant like Princess "Fred," a girl who swears she's shy -- and is clearly anything but.

    Directed by:

  • Kathleen Marshall
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    She Gets What She Wants
    rating:3.2

    She Gets What She Wants

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Melanie Mayron ("Thirtysomething") directs this irreverent teen movie in which a new girl arrives in a small-town Texas high school and throws off everybody's understanding of who's who in the popular crowd. Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly) stars as Genevieve, the French foreign-exchange student who threatens to usurp the position of the school's most popular girl, cheerleader Starla Grady (Jane McGregor).

    Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    I Hate Valentine's Day
    rating:3.2

    I Hate Valentine's Day

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After falling in love onscreen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos and John Corbett reteam for a romantic comedy about a florist (Vardalos) who persuades a restaurateur (Corbett) to take a gamble on a no-strings-attached relationship. Vardalos, who also penned the screenplay, makes her directorial debut with this Valentine's Day-themed love story that crams the action into a single day: February 14.

    Directed by:

  • Nia Vardalos
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Dr. Dolittle
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Dolittle

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Funnyman Eddie Murphy portrays the titular San Francisco doc who regains his childhood gift for conversing with critters when he hits his head on the windshield of his car. Soon, his new ability leads to a business opportunity. When word spreads throughout the animal kingdom, his clinic turns into a virtual zoo overrun with sheep, horses, birds, rats, dogs and a suicidal tiger -- all suffering from an array of mostly comic maladies.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Love Don't Cost a Thing
    rating:3.2

    Love Don't Cost a Thing

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    How does a geeky teenage genius become popular during the late stages of the game known simply as high school life? According to this movie -- an update of Can't Buy Me Love -- all you have to do is date the school's prettiest girl. But to do that, Alvin (Nick Cannon) must promise the girl (Christina Milian) that he'll help pay for repairs on her mother's car, which she's wrecked. In return, all she has to do is pretend to be his girlfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Troy Beyer
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Eamon
    rating:3.2

    Eamon

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Romance and parenting produce a bitter mix in this richly sarcastic family satire involving little Eamon (Robert Donnelly), a boy with issues, who prefers to share his mother's (Amy Kirwan) bed while dad Daniel (Darren Healy) slumbers on the couch. During a family holiday on the Irish coast, the rivalry between father and son becomes even more pitched -- with bitter consequences for the entire disturbed family.

    Directed by:

  • Margaret Corkery
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Maid to Order
    rating:3.2

    Maid to Order

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Rich, arrogant Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) thinks she's above it all -- until she's arrested and her dad gives her the boot. Homeless, hungry and broke, Jessie meets her fairy godmother, who promises to make things right -- by landing Jessie a job as a maid. In a role reversal, Jessie goes to work for a wealthy, selfish couple, learning firsthand that respect and honor are earned, not bought.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Holden Jones
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Private Parts
    rating:3.2

    Private Parts

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Firecracker Howard Stern (portraying himself, naturally) exposes his personal side in this affectionate, big-screen version of his best-selling autobiography, tracking his ascension from nerdy college student to Gotham's No. 1 radio shock-jock. The movie chronicles Stern's X-rated on-air behavior, nonstop scuffles with executives about censorship and his surprisingly tender relationship with his wife, Alison.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Meet Bill
    rating:3.2

    Meet Bill

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Beleaguered bank employee Bill (Aaron Eckhart) has his hands full with his two-timing wife (Elizabeth Banks), his oblivious father-in-law (Holmes Osborne) who runs the bank and frustrated efforts to change careers. But Bill's life just may turn around when he's coaxed to mentor a wisecracking teen (Logan Lerman). Timothy Olyphant, Jessica Alba and Kristen Wiig also star in this offbeat tale of self-discovery.

    Directed by:

  • Melisa Wallack
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The National Theatre's production of "The Cat in the Hat" is a lively, engaging performance for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved storybook by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Mitchell
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Tank Girl
    rating:3.2

    Tank Girl

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In the year 2033, a comet has turned Earth into a rainless wasteland, and a mega-corporation controls all of the remaining water. In an attempt to end the evil reign of the company's CEO (Malcolm McDowell), Rebecca (Lori Petty) and her shy friend (Naomi Watts) hijack a stolen tank and jet -- at once becoming Tank Girl and Jet Girl. But if they want to save the world, the super-heroines will need help from a mutant race of kangaroo-humans.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Talalay
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    God Said, Ha!
    rating:3.2

    God Said, Ha!

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Comedian Julia Sweeney scores in her one-woman show about a tumultuous year in her life, during which her brother is diagnosed with cancer and takes up residence in her bedroom, and her parents also move in, forcing Sweeney to relive her childhood.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Sweeney
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Flores de Otro Mundo
    rating:3.2

    Flores de Otro Mundo

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking for companionship, a group of lonely Spaniards (including Luis Tosar, Jose Sancho and Chete Lara) hold a soiree for single women. But for the most part, their party guests are poor immigrants from third-world countries. Based on a true story, this award-winning drama from director Iciar Bollain traces the relationships of three new couples, documenting their struggles with clashing cultures, sex and racism.

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  • rating:3.2 3.2 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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