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Break a Leg
rating:2.4

Break a Leg

2003Runtime:0 minutes
A favorite on the festival circuit, this black comedy tells the story of talented character actor Max Matteo (John Cassini), who's constantly losing jobs to nepotism or more marketable "names" in the industry. When his frustration boils over, Max decides to cripple the competition -- literally. He finally gains the success he craves, along with a fantastic new girlfriend (Molly Parker). But now he must come to terms with the choices he's made.

Directed by:

  • Monika Mitchell
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Sweet Revenge
    rating:2.4

    Sweet Revenge

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    When thriving lawyer Linda (Carrie Fisher) divorces her husband, John (John Sessions), he sues her for alimony. The judge rules that the agreement written on a balloon years ago stating she would always support him if he put her through law school is valid -- unless he remarries. Determined to get out of the payments, Linda hires an actress (Rosanna Arquette) to seduce John, instructing her on tactics to draw him into marriage.

    Directed by:

  • Charlotte Brandstrom
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    The Smokers
    rating:2.4

    The Smokers

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    These smokers are definitely bad for your health! A group of outcast prep school girls decide to turn the tables on some obnoxious guys by sexually humiliating them at gunpoint! A black comedy in the mold of Heathers, The Smokers stars Dominique Swain and Keri Lynn Pratt as two of the gun-toting femmes with vengeance on their minds -- and corncobs in hand!

    Directed by:

  • Christina Peters
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)
    rating:2.4

    101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this independent comedy from first-time director Jennifer B. Katz, Watson (Wendy Hoopes) is fresh out of college and looks forward to obtaining and balancing two of her main priorities -- her career and her love life. She faces trouble with both, finding herself struggling to keep her beloved Volvo and to find a worthwhile man. Will her car be repossessed, or will her love life?

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer B. Katz
  • rating:2.4 2.4 Average Rating

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    Some Prefer Cake
    rating:2.3

    Some Prefer Cake

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    This brisk comedy follows two friends -- lesbian Kira (Kathleen Fontaine) and straight Sydney (Tara Howley) -- who cope differently with their unrealized personal and professional dreams. Suffering from stage fright that prevents her career from thriving, aspiring comic Kira engages in empty sexual encounters to drown her sorrows. Meanwhile, Sydney, a would-be restaurant critic with a decided lack of interest in sex, turns to food for comfort.

    Directed by:

  • Heidi Arnesen
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Coney Island Baby
    rating:2.3

    Coney Island Baby

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    First-time director Amy Hobby presents a breezy romantic comedy set in the small Irish town of Sligo (aka Coney Island), where Billy Hayes (screenwriter Karl Geary), a former small-time crook, has returned after a stint in New York City. But Billy's plans to take his former flame, Bridget (Laura Fraser), back with him to the States to run a gas station don't sit too well with the locals -- especially since Bridget is engaged to be married.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Hobby
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The Man Who Walked Alone
    rating:2.3

    The Man Who Walked Alone

    1945Runtime:0 minutes
    Discharged from the military for medical reasons, World War II hero Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien) is hitchhiking his way home when he's picked up by rich society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who's fleeing her fiance; in a stolen car. And though sparks immediately fly between the two, the secrets they're hiding from each other might just quash their chance at romance. This madcap comedy earned an Oscar nomination for Best Score.

    Directed by:

  • Christy Cabanne
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Rubberface
    rating:2.3

    Rubberface

    1981Runtime:0 minutes
    Class clown Janet (Adah Glassbourg) keeps her friends in stitches by making fun of herself, particularly her hefty weight. Eventually convinced that she may have what it takes to become a professional comedian, Janet tests out her talent at the local comedy club. Enter struggling comedian Tony Moroni (Jim Carrey), who helps Janet regain her self-esteem while she, in turn, helps Tony improve his poor joke-writing skills.

    Directed by:

  • Glen Salzman
  • Rebecca Yates
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    The World According to Shorts
    rating:2.3

    The World According to Shorts

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Hailing from opposite ends of the globe, six filmmakers contribute to this eclectic collection of short films, masterfully compiled by producer Jonathan Howell to create a stunning mosaic of the world via cinema. Shorts include Adam Guzinski's "Antichrist," Daniel Askill's "We Have Decided Not to Die," Hans Petter Moland's "United We Stand," Jane Malaquias's "The Old Woman's Step," Hugo Maza's "La Perra" and Andreas Hykade's animated "Ring of Fire."

    Directed by:

  • Hugo Maza
  • Daniel Askill
  • Adam Guzinski
  • Jane Malaquias
  • Andreas Hykade
  • Hans Petter Moland
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Sistas 'n' the City
    rating:2.3

    Sistas 'n' the City

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Chicago never saw more sass than it does with Tamika, Mercedes, Jordan and Athena, four African-American women living and loving their way through the Windy City in this anthology of animated shorts. From career-path obstacles to family foul-ups to boyfriends who just don't get it, these lusty ladies face down every challenge with truth and come out on top. Though animated, these vignettes are strictly for adults.

    Directed by:

  • Tina Andrews
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
    rating:2.3

    El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Orphaned as an infant, Juan Frances (Spencer John French) is a talented ranchera singer, but he faces a hurdle in his attempt to succeed as a Latin music performer: He's a chubby, red-headed 33-year-old who grew up in a Hispanic home but looks like an Ohio farm boy. As Juan struggles to make ends meet by working eight jobs, his girlfriend (Maria Esquivel) and lizard-smooth promoter (David Franco) plot an aggressive image change for Juan.

    Directed by:

  • Amy French
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Ishtar
    rating:2.3

    Ishtar

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    When their goldbrick agent books a gig in -- of all places -- the Middle East, foundering American lounge singers Chuck (Dustin Hoffman) and Lyle (Warren Beatty) surprisingly garner success -- and get ensnared in a secret mission with a CIA agent (Charles Grodin) and local rebel leader (Isabelle Adjani). And just when they think they've outfoxed the bad guys, they end up roaming the desert with their survival in question.

    Directed by:

  • Elaine May
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Slippery Slope
    rating:2.3

    Slippery Slope

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    To amp her cash flow and bail her indie masterpiece out of hock at the lab, high-minded feminist director Gillian (Kelly Hutchinson) joins the crew of an independent film of a different sort -- a pornographic skin flick. The plot thickens when the film's director walks off the set and Gillian agrees to take the reins. All the while, her clueless husband (Jim True-Frost) has no idea how she's been spending her days.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Schenck
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Tokyo Cowboy
    rating:2.2

    Tokyo Cowboy

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Obsessed with living in the kind of Wild West depicted in his favorite movies, wannabe cowboy No Ogawa (Hiromoto Ida) quits his dead-end job in Tokyo and heads to Canada to meet his childhood pen pal, Kate (Christianne Hirt). Unfortunately for No, Kate has no intention of being his cowgirl, and soon, the endearing "Tokyo Cowboy" is forced to find his way alone on the dusty prairies of the Great White North.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Garneau
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
    rating:2.2

    How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Rob Estes, Kimberly Williams, Alison Eastwood, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman and Jason Alexander co-star in this quirky romantic comedy that explores the relationships of several patrons of a popular eatery. A "dating expert" persuades a widower to get back in the game; the restaurant's manager finds out her boyfriend is gambling with their life savings; and a bookie tells his mistress he's being hunted by the Russian Mafia.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Danner
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Temps
    rating:2.2

    Temps

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Maria Burton directs this independent comic drama about five postcollege pals who struggle to reconcile their dreams and ambitions for the future with the need to bring home a regular paycheck right now. As some use temp jobs to buy time while they pursue their art, others see their positions as the first rung on the corporate ladder. The ensemble cast includes Gabrielle Burton, Robert Pemberton, Katrina Stevens, Tim Bohn and Ursula Burton.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Burton
  • rating:2.2 2.2 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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