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Side Effects
rating:2.7

Side Effects

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Pharmaceutical salesperson Karly (Katherine Heigl) makes the big bucks, but is her job worth the toll it takes on her conscience? After a decade of pushing pricey drugs without really knowing if they're safe or effective, Karly doubts her career choice daily. Enter Zach (Lucian McAfee), a new love interest who persuades Karly to walk away from her job and into his heart. But Karly soon learns that leaving the cutthroat industry won't be easy.

Directed by:

  • Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Wholphin: Issue 10
    rating:2.7

    Wholphin: Issue 10

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Wholphin, the innovative DVD magazine, presents another collection of must-see shorts. Among the 11 films are director Jonathan Demme's "Joe and Linda Flooded Out of Holy Cross" and Natalie Portman's directorial debut, "Eve." The compilation also features award-winning animation, films from Australia, Canada and Singapore, an homage to a 1960s Christian television show for kids and an excerpt from a documentary about a filmmaking preacher.

    Directed by:

  • Jonathan Demme
  • Natalie Portman
  • Spencer Susser
  • Malcolm Sutherland
  • Eric Flanagan
  • Mary Hestand
  • Michael Jacobs
  • Brent Hoff
  • William Lamson
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Girls
    rating:2.7

    The Girls

    1968Runtime:0 minutes
    Actresses Liz (Bibi Andersson), Marianne (Harriet Andersson) and Gunilla (Gunnel Lindblom) discover uncanny parallels between their lives and characters they portray on stage in Aristophanes' timeless comedy "Lysistrata." As members of a touring production, each must face her challenges -- including unfaithful spouses and commitment-shy lovers -- and admit that whether the setting is ancient Greece or modern-day Sweden, some things never change.

    Directed by:

  • Mai Zetterling
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Lucky Numbers
    rating:2.7

    Lucky Numbers

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    When his snowmobile franchise nose-dives, TV weatherman Russ Richards (John Travolta) needs a get-rich-quick scheme to stave off bankruptcy. So, his shifty buddy Gig (Tim Roth) hatches a plot to rig the state lottery with help from ditsy lotto girl -- and Russ' mistress -- Crystal Latroy (Lisa Kudrow) and her bumbling cousin. But their ingenious plan goes awry as more people learn about the fraud ... and they all want a slice of the pie.

    Directed by:

  • Nora Ephron
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Dawg
    rating:2.7

    Dawg

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Doug (Denis Leary) is the quintessential ladies' man; he's more interested in conquering women than actually getting to know them. But he's ready to ditch that lifestyle when he meets the feisty Anna (Elizabeth Hurley) and finds out he's about to inherit a lot of money. Before he can get his hands on all that dough, though, he must first apologize to, as the song goes, all the girls he's loved (and left) before.

    Directed by:

  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Across the Moon
    rating:2.7

    Across the Moon

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Looking to start life anew, two disparate women -- Carmen (Elizabeth Peña) and Kathy (Christina Applegate) -- leave Los Angeles behind to be near their boyfriends (Peter Berg and Tony Fields), who are serving time in a Mojave Desert prison. Kathy and Carmen share a tumbledown trailer owned by a slimy defense attorney and struggle financially as they await their men's release. How will the ladies survive when authorities seize their home?

    Directed by:

  • Lisa Gottlieb
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Wish You Were Dead
    rating:2.6

    Wish You Were Dead

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Life in a small town ain't always pleasant. When a sexy hit woman is hired to snuff out an insurance investigator, a rival assassin shows up to spoil the party. Throw a love story into the plot, and you get one twisted movie that's definitely worth queuing up! The cast includes Cary Elwes, Sally Kirkland, Mary Steenburgen and Christopher Lloyd.

    Directed by:

  • Valerie McCaffrey
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Festival Shorts Collection
    rating:2.6

    Festival Shorts Collection

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    This collection features eight live-action and animated shorts from around the world, including "The Great Zambini," which examines the plight of an aging circus performer, and "Diamonds in a Bucket," the tale of two longtime losers looking for love.

    Directed by:

  • Igor Legarreta
  • Emilio Perez
  • Chris Stenner
  • Arvid Uibel
  • Philippe Prouff
  • Rupert Jones
  • Sherry White
  • Pauline Pinson
  • Claudia Morgado Escanilla
  • Firas Momani
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    If I Had Known I Was a Genius
    rating:2.6

    If I Had Known I Was a Genius

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Although Michael has been branded with a genius IQ, his family seems to go out of their way to make him feel unimportant. But when he enters a high school drama class, Michael discovers there's more to life than just the support of his family.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Wirtschafter
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Secret Life of Girls
    rating:2.6

    The Secret Life of Girls

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Coming of age in the 1970s with a die-hard hippie mom (Linda Hamilton) and an emotionally distant dad (Eugene Levy) isn't easy for Natalie (Majandra Delfino), and life gets even more complicated when she learns that her father -- a psychology professor -- is sleeping with one of his students. Caught in the crossfire between her warring parents, 15-year-old Natalie realizes she's the only one in the family who's behaving like a grown-up.

    Directed by:

  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Wisecracks
    rating:2.6

    Wisecracks

    1991Runtime:0 minutes
    In the male-dominated world of stand-up, these queens of comedy display their ample talent onstage and offer their keen insights offstage in this hilarious documentary. The talent roster is a who's who of funny women: Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett and more. Filmmaker Gail Singer also traces the roots of feminine humor with clips of Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and Mae West.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Singer
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    High Season
    rating:2.6

    High Season

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Katherine (Jacqueline Bisset), a celebrated British photographer, lives a quiet, idyllic life with her daughter on the Greek island of Rhodes. But a young local sets out to encourage tourism, and Katherine's past and future are about to catch up with her as she suddenly finds herself in a hilariously tangled plot involving lovesick tourists, irate locals, smugglers, her ex-husband and an old friend who reveals himself to be a Russian spy!

    Directed by:

  • Clare Peploe
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Besotted
    rating:2.6

    Besotted

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time writer-director Holly Angell Hardman joins an ensemble cast in this modern-day fairy tale set in a quaint New England fishing village. Arriving in Cape Cod for the summer, a sorceress (Hardman) and her apprentice (Cole Murray) get to work making matches -- and mischief -- for a group of lovesick locals, including the town drunk (Jim Chiros), an herbalist (Amy Wright) and a woman who runs a lobster boat (Susan Gibney).

    Directed by:

  • Holly Hardman
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Just Like Home
    rating:2.6

    Just Like Home

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this quirky drama from Lone Scherfig, residents of a small Danish town reconnect after they set up a phone line allowing them to call in the latest news about a streaker who's recently been spotted in their midst. As they dish the latest scoop on the naked man, the lonely provincial souls begin stripping away the facades that have long kept them apart. Lars Kaalund and the rest of the ensemble cast largely improvised the script for this film.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Tollbooth
    rating:2.6

    The Tollbooth

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Determined to make it big in the New York City art world -- and to live an unconventional life -- 22-year-old Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff) can't shake the influence of her domineering Jewish-American parents (Ronald Guttman and Tovah Feldshuh). But as Sarabeth's family starts to come apart at the seams, she's forced to make a tough choice in director Debra Kirschner's witty indie comedy. Rob McElhenney plays Sarabeth's gentile boyfriend.

    Directed by:

  • Debra Kirschner
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Shorts!: Vol. 2
    rating:2.6

    Shorts!: Vol. 2

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Make the film festival circuit right in your own living room with this collection of 16 of the best shorts (over three hours of film) that screened at such events as the Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and Telluride film fests. Shorts from various directors and different countries include "Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness," "Home Road Movies," "And the Redman Went Green" and "Mouse." Directors' commentaries are also included.

    Directed by:

  • Matt McCormick
  • Barbara Bird
  • rating:2.6 2.6 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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