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Campus Confidential
rating:3.5

Campus Confidential

2005Runtime:0 minutes
Mad about the way that even teachers kowtow to the popular clique in her new school, feisty transfer student Violet and her pal Cornelia start up a gossip rag to bring the haughty group down a notch -- but soon get a lesson in humility themselves.

Directed by:

  • Melanie Mayron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Bend It Like Beckham
    rating:3.5

    Bend It Like Beckham

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    An ardent fan of British soccer sensation David Beckham, Jess (Parminder K. Nagra) wants nothing more than to be on the field. But a proper Indian girl shouldn't be spending her time playing soccer -- or at least that's what her family thinks. Jess has the talent to play on a local all-girl team, but her parents want her to be like her older sister, who cooks chapati like a pro and wants a traditional Indian wedding. Keira Knightley co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Waitress
    rating:3.5

    Waitress

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a waitress whose fabulous pies are about the only sweet ingredient in an otherwise dreary existence. That is, until an unwanted pregnancy breeds unexpected romance between Jenna and an attractive doctor. Written by director and co-star Adrienne Shelly (who was murdered shortly before the film's selection for Sundance), this charmer is a frank and funny examination of the fears brought on by impending motherhood.

    Directed by:

  • Adrienne Shelly
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Cow Belles
    rating:3.5

    Cow Belles

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Real-life siblings Alyson and Amanda Michalka -- who cut albums together under the moniker Aly & AJ -- star as two spoiled sisters who are forced to work on their father's dairy farm as penance for what was nearly a disastrous mistake on their part. At first, the girls' biggest concern is that their hair will smell like cows -- and that they're nowhere near the mall. But eventually, they come to respect the family business and learn a lesson.

    Directed by:

  • Francine McDougall
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy
    rating:3.5

    The Second City: The First Family of Comedy

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    A behind-the-scenes look at the Second City comedy club and troupe, this retrospective spans from the early days to the hit "SCTV" series and beyond. Dan Aykroyd, Tina Fey, Martin Short, Alan Arkin and Mike Myers share their stories.

    Directed by:

  • Sharon Bartlett
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
    rating:3.5

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    In this wacky comedy, three New York drag queens (Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo) on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local homophobic rednecks that appearing different doesn't mean they don't have humanity in common.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Best of Designing Women
    rating:3.5

    The Best of Designing Women

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    The brilliance of this classic comedy series made its mark from 1986 to 1993, and with this program, fans can catch its best episodes featuring Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), her sister, Suzanne (Delta Burke), Mary Jo (Annie Potts), Charlene (Jean Smart) and Anthony (Meshach Taylor). Included are "Pilot," "Killing All the Right People," "Reservations for Eight," "Big Haas and Little Falsie" and "They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?"

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Falcon
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Married... with Children: The Most Outrageous Episodes: Vol. 2
    rating:3.5

    Married... with Children: The Most Outrageous Episodes: Vol. 2

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Not your usual family, the less-than-lovable Bundys, headed by the boorish Al, attempt to survive a generally miserable middle-class existence while next-door neighbors Steve and Marcy Rhoades try to keep their property values from plummeting. Episodes in this outrageously hilarious collection include "A Man's Castle," "Raingirl," "Have You Driven a Ford Lately," "If Al Had a Hammer" and "Who'll Stop the Rain?"

    Directed by:

  • Gerry Cohen
  • Linda Day
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Madeline
    rating:3.4

    Madeline

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A mischievous French girl named Madeline tries to save her boarding school from the real estate market but finds it difficult to persuade the building's owner not to sell. When that approach fails, she uses her wits to discourage prospective buyers.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Stick It
    rating:3.4

    Stick It

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her rebellious attitude gets her in trouble with the law, acerbic 17-year-old Haley Graham, a former gymnast, is sentenced to enroll in an elite gymnastics academy, where she butts heads with a competitive rival and the gym's notorious coach.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Bendinger
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Avenue Montaigne
    rating:3.4

    Avenue Montaigne

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Spirited young Jessica (Cécile De France), newly arrived in Paris from the provinces, lands a job as a waitress at a café, where the eccentric customers need her for counsel more than coffee in this charming French comedy. Among the regulars, art collector Jacques (Claude Brasseur) anguishes over his collection; TV star Catherine (Valérie Lemercier) longs to be in movies; and pianist Jean François (Albert Dupontel) wants to be left alone.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
    rating:3.4

    Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A total outcast at her private school, Esther (Danielle Catanzariti) suffocates under her mother's (Essie Davis) constant pressure at home. But after forming an unlikely friendship with well-liked Sunni (Keisha Castle-Hughes), Esther starts taking daring risks and suddenly becomes popular. A smart, good-natured comedy about learning to be yourself, this Australian coming-of-age story also features Toni Collette.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Randall
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Real Women Have Curves
    rating:3.4

    Real Women Have Curves

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    America Ferrera shines in a star-making performance as Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who's struggling to break free from her mother's old-world expectations, in this coming-of-age drama set in East Los Angeles. Ana wants to attend college so she can better herself, but she's needed in her sister's sewing sweatshop, where women labor to make dresses that are then sold for many times what the shop is paid to make them.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Staying Together
    rating:3.4

    Staying Together

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Brian (Tim Quill), Kit (Dermot Mulroney) and Duncan (Sean Astin) have always expected they'd take over their father's (Jim Haynie) restaurant once he retires. That may be why they've never taken life too seriously, given that their futures were always cemented. But when Dad decides without consulting them to sell the place to an outsider, they're forced to settle down and forge a path of their own, which isn't as easy as they expected.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Sublet
    rating:3.4

    The Sublet

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A wrong-number phone call inspires Manhattan recluse Walter (Roger Hendricks Simon) to stir up some excitement in his life by placing an ad to sublet his tiny apartment. Before long, he's showing his place to a parade of potential friends and tenants, but when a runaway rock star wannabe (Tiffany Lee) and a hit man (Ross Pivec) come knocking, Walter suddenly has all the drama he can handle -- and more. Georgiana Nestor directs this comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Georgiana Nestor
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    What Women Want
    rating:3.4

    What Women Want

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Advertising executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) is as cocky as they come in director Nancy Meyers's Golden Globe-nominated comedy. But what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy (Helen Hunt), his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

    Directed by:

  • Nancy Meyers
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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