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Shake It All About
rating:2.9

Shake It All About

2001Runtime:0 minutes
Jacob and Jorgen are a longstanding gay couple. After Jacob finally proposes to an overjoyed Jorgen, something entirely unexpected happens in this offbeat comedy: At a party, Jorgen kisses a woman ... and that woman is Jacob's sister-in-law.

Directed by:

  • Hella Joof
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Janice Beard: 45 WPM
    rating:2.9

    Janice Beard: 45 WPM

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    When Janice Beard is born, her father dies of a heart attack at that exact instant, causing her mother to fall into depression that lasts two decades. After graduating school, Janice (Eileen Walsh) joins the workforce, determined to earn enough money for her mother's treatment. But when she takes a job as a secretary for a London automobile company, she becomes the office clown and the target of some absurd office politics.

    Directed by:

  • Clare Kilner
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Best Men
    rating:2.9

    Best Men

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    On the way to his wedding, ex-con Jesse (Luke Wilson) stops at a bank so his groomsman Billy (Sean Patrick Flanery) can make a withdrawal. No problem, except Billy is a bank robber, and soon, Jesse's entire oddball wedding party is involved in the heist. Things become increasingly surreal when the hostages they take side with their captors against the town sheriff and the FBI. Drew Barrymore co-stars in this off-the-wall comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Tamra Davis
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Introducing the Dwights
    rating:2.9

    Introducing the Dwights

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    The romantically inexperienced Tim (Khan Chittenden) finds himself caught between a controlling mother and his new girlfriend in this emotional coming-of-age film. Jean (Brenda Blethyn), a struggling comedienne, can't accept that her son is growing up and fears that his budding relationship with Jill will disrupt the family. The conflict comes as Jean tries to revive her comedy career, and Tim's dad relives his glory days as a one-hit wonder.

    Directed by:

  • Cherie Nowlan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Dirt
    rating:2.9

    Dirt

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Two Texans (Tracy Fraim and Michael Covert) grieving their mother's death decide they miss the feminine presence at home and get a hooker (Jennifer Tilly) to keep them company. But they soon realize they need one more companion, so they kidnap DeDe (Tara Chocol), a store clerk. Interestingly, she's glad for the diversion; after all, she's sick of her abusive husband. But he's not sick of his wife, and he goes after all of them.

    Directed by:

  • Michael Covert
  • Tracy Fraim
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Hellcab
    rating:2.9

    Hellcab

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    In this slice-of-life indie, a cab driver (Paul Dillon) is about to encounter what may be the toughest -- and oddest -- day of his life. With every fare he picks up, including a rape victim and a combustible couple, he experiences an incremental personality shift. Each small change helps shape him into a profoundly changed man by the end of the day. Cameos include Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Gillian Anderson.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Cybulski
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Walk by Faith
    rating:2.9

    Walk by Faith

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    After leaving a man at the altar, Pamela Matthews (LaRita Shelby) falls in love with a charming pastor (John Maddox), but her plans for marriage are dashed when he reveals that he doesn't want her to pursue her dream of becoming a jazz singer. Her friend Jackson Jones (Perry Cornelius), however, advises Pamela to follow her heart. Gail Gibbons plays Pamela's irascible grandmother in this entertaining romantic comedy from director Jill Maxcy.

    Directed by:

  • Jill Maxcy
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    A Couch in New York
    rating:2.9

    A Couch in New York

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In need of peace and quiet, New York City psychoanalyst Henry (William Hurt) swaps apartments with Parisian dancer Beatrice (Juliette Binoche). But Henry's hopes for relaxation fade as an increasing number of men call on Beatrice, who has her hands full with Henry's needy patients. When he returns home early and finds his miserable clients cheery, Henry decides to learn Beatrice's secret by disguising himself as a patient.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Daydream Believer
    rating:2.9

    Daydream Believer

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    When a minor TV actor (Louis Puopolo) sees starry-eyed Vermont gal Valerie (Sybil Kempson) rehearsing in a small-town theater and offers her a part in his off-Broadway play, she impulsively leaves her fiance (Andrew Hernin) and sister (Wendy Lawrence) to chase her acting dream in the Big Apple. But when the gig falls through, Valerie is reduced to a series of humiliating jobs to make ends meet. Debra Eisenstadt directs this independent comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Eisenstadt
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Kettle of Fish
    rating:2.9

    Kettle of Fish

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Mel (Matthew Modine) is a jazz musician with a serious lust for women of all types. When he finally decides to commit to his girlfriend, Inga (Ewa Da Cruz), fate delivers the ultimate test of fidelity in the form of an attractive biologist (Gina Gershon) who sublets Mel's apartment. Toss in a beautiful bride-to-be (Christy Cashman), whom Mel falls for, and you have all the ingredients for a classic romantic screwball comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Claudia Myers
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    All About Love
    rating:2.9

    All About Love

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    After more than a decade apart, ex-lovers Anita (Vivian Chow) and Macy (Sandra Ng) reunite unexpectedly, and learn they still share a mutual passion. But there's one -- or rather, two -- big hurdles: the babies they're carrying in their pregnant bellies. William Chan and Eddie Cheung co-star as the fathers-to-be in this Hong Kong romance about uncommon complications and commitment from director Ann Hui.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Crazy Love
    rating:2.8

    Crazy Love

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on sordid tales (are there any other kind?) from Charles Bukowski's &NFi;Love Is a Dog from Hell&NFi_;, this movie deconstructs three crucial nights over the course of 20 years in the life of bumbling antihero Harry Voss as he runs the gamut from love to defeat. In turn, Voss also progresses from childhood to acne-scared teen to alcoholic adult. A nice blend of pathos and black comedy, Crazy Love will probably offend sensitive viewers!

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    George W. Bushisms
    rating:2.8

    George W. Bushisms

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    He didn't really say that ... did he?! "Dubya" is the butt of this collection of presidential bloopers and weird sayings ("Bushisms") from the 2004 presidential campaign. Hosted by comedian Brian Unger and featuring a comically caustic commentary by radio and TV personality Al Franken and author Jacob Weisberg, this video is a hilarious, off-the-cuff rip on our sometimes tongue-tied commander in chief.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Reeder
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Gaudi Afternoon
    rating:2.8

    Gaudi Afternoon

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Barcelona hasn't turned out to be the romantic dreamland fledgling translator Cassandra (Judy Davis) thought it would be. She's about to return to America when the mysterious Frankie (Marcia Gay Harden) offers her a large sum of money to track down Frankie's missing lover. Soon, Cassandra's embroiled in a kidnapping case full of double crosses and lesbian femmes fatales! Juliette Lewis and Lili Taylor co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Seidelman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Late Bloomers
    rating:2.8

    Late Bloomers

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    At a suburban Texas high school, Dinah (Connie Nelson), a geometry teacher and basketball coach, and Carly (Dee Hennigan), a principal's assistant and wife of an algebra teacher, lip lock during basketball practice and soon find themselves in the midst of a passionate affair. But when word gets out, the ensuing scandal rocks the foundations of their pious community.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Dyer
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Novel Romance
    rating:2.8

    Novel Romance

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn and Mariette Hartley star in this romantic comedy. Magazine editor Max Normane (Lords) has it all: looks, brains and self-assurance. She lacks one thing she wants, though -- a baby. Hard-to-please Max wants a progeny who can edit &NFi;and&NFi_; write, so when egotistical but gifted author Jake Benjamin (Johansson) enters her life, she makes a Faustian bargain: Jake's sperm in return for publishing his book.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Skopov
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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