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Lovely & Amazing
rating:3.1

Lovely & Amazing

2002Runtime:0 minutes
Four spirited women tackle everything from relationships to careers in this captivating indie drama, starring Brenda Blethyn as an insecure mother who passed along bits of her neuroses to each of her three very different daughters. The eldest, Michelle (Catherine Keener), is an ex-homecoming queen in a loveless marriage; Elizabeth (Emily Mortimer) is an apprehensive actress; and the adopted Annie (Raven Goodwin) is a precocious 8-year-old.

Directed by:

  • Nicole Holofcener
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 4
    rating:3.1

    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 4

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Skewering the surface serenity of suburban family life, this Emmy-winning sitcom returns for another unapologetically irreverent season, following the ups and (more frequent) downs of put-upon teen prodigy Malcolm (Frankie Muniz). In Season 4, while Hal and Lois prepare for the arrival of the latest addition to the family, Reese (Justin Berfield) throws a blowout party, and Malcolm devises a plot to be sent away to military school.

    Directed by:

  • Todd Holland
  • Arlene Sanford
  • Ken Kwapis
  • Chris Koch
  • Nick Marck
  • Jeff Melman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Friends: Season 6
    rating:3.1

    Friends: Season 6

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    With 55+ Emmy nominations under its belt, this celebrated sitcom has cemented itself as one of the most popular series of all time. In Season 6, Ross (David Schwimmer) doesn't tell Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) that their accidental marriage wasn't annulled, but he does tell a Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow). Monica (Courteney Cox Arquette) and Chandler (Matthew Perry) move in together, and Joey (Matt LeBlanc) has to find a new roommate.

    Directed by:

  • Kevin S. Bright
  • Gail Mancuso
  • Gary Halvorson
  • David Schwimmer
  • Michael Lembeck
  • Ben Weiss
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6
    rating:3.1

    Malcolm in the Middle: Season 6

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    It's a good thing that school is a snap for whiz kid Malcolm (Frankie Muniz) -- because he'll need all his mental powers to come out on top in the Wilkerson clan, who would stymie even the best of professional counselors. In the Emmy-winning sitcom's sixth season, the family faces hard times when Hal (Bryan Cranston) loses his job. Later, Dewey (Erik Per Sullivan) tries his hand at writing opera, and Lois (Jane Kaczmarek) enters a beauty pageant.

    Directed by:

  • Todd Holland
  • Arlene Sanford
  • Ken Kwapis
  • Chris Koch
  • Nick Marck
  • Jeff Melman
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Italian for Beginners
    rating:3.1

    Italian for Beginners

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Lone Scherfig's playful and endearing story follows seven strangers from a small, rainy suburb who come together once a week to learn Italian. Andres (Anders W. Berthelsen), Jorgen (Peter Gantzler) and the others are all looking to fill a void in their lives. And as they embark on a journey of discovery, friendship and the limitless possibilities of love, they soon find that the class offers them much more than just a new language.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Kid & I
    rating:3.0

    The Kid & I

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    While most teens wish for a car for their 18th birthday, Aaron Roman (Eric Gores) longs to star in a big-budget action movie. Luckily, his wealthy father (Joe Mantegna) has the means to make it happen. But for Aaron, who has cerebral palsy, the logistics are another issue. Tom Arnold (who penned the semiautobiographical movie) stars, with appearances by Henry Winkler, Shannon Elizabeth, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Spheeris
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Simian Line
    rating:3.0

    The Simian Line

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    In the 300-year-old town of Weehawken, N.J., four couples (including Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Redgrave, Cindy Crawford and Eric Stoltz) come together for an evening of mischief on Halloween night. But their intimate dinner party takes a disastrous turn when the fortuneteller (Tyne Daly) invited to entertain them announces that "one couple will be finished by the end of the year." Which one of them it will be is anyone's guess.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Yellen
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    South Beach Academy / Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever
    rating:3.0

    South Beach Academy / Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Corey Feldman champions the cause of teenage fun in this double feature from the 1990s. In South Beach Academy, Billy (Feldman) leads a volleyball team in a gambit to keep the party-central doors of South Beach Academy open. Al Lewis co-stars. In Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (a sequel to the 1978 hit starring the Ramones), Jessie (Feldman) sticks it to the stiff, music-hating principal (Mary Woronov) at Ronald Reagan High.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Brock
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Woo
    rating:3.0

    Woo

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly after a psychic tells Darlene Bates (Jada Pinkett Smith) that Mr. Right is about to enter her life, the sexy party girl finds herself set up with a reserved law clerk (Tommy Davidson). Seemingly mismatched, they get off to a rocky start -- and a night of misadventures ensues. Dave Chappelle, Paula Jai Parker and Aida Turturro also star in this farcical romantic comedy featuring cameo appearances by LL Cool J and Billy Dee Williams.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
    rating:3.0

    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this darkly offbeat comedy, the titular Wilbur (Jamie Sives) keeps trying to kill himself, but his saintly brother Harbour (Adrian Rawlins) always saves him. The men's bleak routine is soon disrupted by the arrival of fetching cleaning lady Alice (Shirley Henderson). After a quick courtship, the timid single mom marries Harbour, but extramarital tensions mount between the bride and Wilbur in this charmer from Danish director Lone Scherfig.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    'Allo 'Allo!: Series 7
    rating:3.0

    'Allo 'Allo!: Series 7

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    In the seventh season of this hilarious BBC series, Gorden Kaye returns as charismatic skirt chaser René Artois, owner of a popular café in German-occupied France frequented by both the German military and members of the French Resistance. Highlights from this season range from René's attempt to pose as his nonexistent identical twin brother to fool his mistress to his scheme to fake his own death and rid himself of his overbearing wife.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Longstaff
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    If I Were You
    rating:3.0

    If I Were You

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    In a bungled plot to pay back her husband's infidelity, a jilted wife (Marcia Gay Harden) finds herself forced to star as King Lear in a spectacularly terrible production, with her husband's younger lover (Leonor Watling) playing the role of the king's fool. Aidan Quinn co-stars as a man who makes an unexpected cameo in the older woman's love life, igniting emotions that will change the course of her life.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Carr-Wiggin
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Middle: Season 1
    rating:3.0

    The Middle: Season 1

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Patricia Heaton stars in this sitcom as Frankie Heck, a middle-aged, middle-class mom who's just trying to hold it together as she raises three kids with her husband (Neil Flynn) in Orson, Ind., smack in the center of America's heartland. Between dealing with teen Axl's (Charlie McDermott) surliness and daughter Sue's (Eden Sher) klutziness, she must also keep a close eye on eccentric 7-year-old Brick's (Atticus Shaffer) active imagination.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Anne Robinson
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Ladies Room
    rating:3.0

    Ladies Room

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Revealing conversation floods the ladies' room in this bittersweet comedy with two intertwining tales. The first vignette captures the loaded exchange between three actresses forced to prepare for a show in the rest room. Meanwhile, a woman (Veronica Ferres) runs into her lover's (John Malkovich) pregnant wife (Greta Scacchi) in the opera house bathroom, and the two engage in a tête-a-tête of life, love and marriage. Lorraine Bracco co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Full House: Season 2
    rating:3.0

    Full House: Season 2

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    With three active girls in the house, father Danny (Bob Saget), Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) and pal Joey (Dave Coulier) have their hands full in Season 2 of the family sitcom. This season, D.J. (Candace Cameron) struggles with junior high school pressures; attention-starved Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) gets married; the Beach Boys pop by; Jesse plans to marry Becky (Lori Loughlin); and Michelle (the Olsen twins) continues her reign as Queen Cutie.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Baldwin
  • Bill Foster
  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • Steve Zuckerman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Full House: Season 3
    rating:3.0

    Full House: Season 3

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    In the third season of the popular family sitcom, DJ (Candace Cameron) and Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) start a new school year. But while Stephanie's having a blast in the second grade, DJ finds that fitting in at junior high isn't as easy as she'd expected. Meanwhile, Joey (Dave Coulier) competes on "Star Search," Danny (Bob Saget) hosts a telethon, and Jesse (John Stamos) tries to prove he's still a wild and crazy guy at heart.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Baldwin
  • Bill Foster
  • Lee Shallat-Chemel
  • Steve Zuckerman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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