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The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard
rating:3.6

The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard

2006Runtime:0 minutes
Fed up with politicians, supermarket manager Ros Pritchard (Jane Horrocks) runs for Parliament and, much to her surprise, is elected prime minister. But can she capitalize on the political juggernaut that swept her into office and effect real change? Or will her inexperience be her undoing? This smart and compelling BBC miniseries also features Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Janet McTeer and Carey Mulligan.

Directed by:

  • Simon Curtis
  • Declan Lowney
  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Too Late to Say Goodbye
    rating:3.5

    Too Late to Say Goodbye

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Unwilling to believe that her sister committed suicide, Heather (Lauren Holly) begins searching for other possible causes of death, leading to surprising revelations about her seemingly perfect brother-in-law, Bart (Rob Lowe), who was secretly having an affair. Based on the best-selling novel by Ann Rule, this Lifetime original drama also stars Michelle Hurd as the lead police investigator in the case.

    Directed by:

  • Norma Bailey
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
    rating:3.5

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Three years after their discovery of a lucky pair of blue jeans, the famed sisterhood is still going strong -- even with Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) and Carmen (America Ferrera) scattered throughout the country for their first year of college. Separated by geography, the fabulous foursome remains united in friendship and faces a whole new set of challenges in the realms of romance, school and growing up.

    Directed by:

  • Sanaa Hamri
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Mukhsin
    rating:3.5

    Mukhsin

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When young Mukhsin (Mohd Syafie Naswip) arrives in a new town, 10-year-old tomboy Orked (Sharifah Aryana) adopts him as her new best friend, and the two develop a touching friendship that begins to spill over into the inklings of first love. And with turmoil at home, the sometimes-troubled Mukhsin discovers a deeper kind of love in the form of Orked's open and progressive Malay family. Yasmin Ahmad directs this charming drama.

    Directed by:

  • Yasmin Ahmad
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Amor Real
    rating:3.5

    Amor Real

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    True love threatens to tear a family apart in this epic Mexican serial set in the 1800s. Rich and beautiful Matilde falls in love with Adolfo, but her mother, Augusta, disapproves of the relationship when she learns Adolfo is poor. Augusta forces her daughter to marry rich and handsome Manuel Fuentes Guerra, but Matilde plays with fire by continuing to be with Adolfo. Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Helena Rojo and Chantal Andere star.

    Directed by:

  • Monica Miguel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    I Like It Like That
    rating:3.5

    I Like It Like That

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Lisette (Lauren Velez) and Chino Linares (Jon Seda) live in the Bronx with their three children and are barely scraping by. During a blackout, Chino gets arrested for stealing a stereo. In order to raise the bail money, Lisette lands a job as an assistant to a record executive (Griffin Dunne) who believes he knows everything about Latino music. Lisette proves him wrong, and her career takes off -- much to the chagrin of the jealous Chino.

    Directed by:

  • Darnell Martin
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    You Are the One
    rating:3.5

    You Are the One

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    While applying for a visa to visit her family in America, Sally Malasmas (Toni Gonzaga) meets vice-consul Will Derby (Sam Milby) and romantic sparks fly -- then die after he denies her permit. But Sally senses an opportunity to get her visa when fate brings them together again as Will begins a search for his biological parents. Their growing attraction soon blossoms into love -- which is tested when personal issues separate Sally and Will.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum
    rating:3.5

    The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

    1975Runtime:0 minutes
    A night spent with a suspected terrorist is the catalyst for a smear campaign against the otherwise unimportant Katharina Blum (Angelina Winkler). Katharina's life unravels as both the police and the news media strip her of all her dignity and sanity in this shocking attack on power abuse and yellow journalism. Directed by Volker Schlondorff and Margarethe von Trotta, this 1975 German film is based on an equally menacing novel by Heinrich Boll.

    Directed by:

  • Volker Schlondorff
  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    American Splendor
    rating:3.5

    American Splendor

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Paul Giamatti stars as Harvey Pekar, a working-class stiff file clerk who found an outlet for his creativity by chronicling the minutia of his life in Cleveland, Ohio, in a comic-book series called &NFi;American Splendor&NFi_; for more than 20 years. Hope Davis co-stars as Pekar's wife, Joyce Brabner, in this revealing biopic, which tells Pekar's story through a blend of two-dimensional images, archival footage and more.

    Directed by:

  • Shari Springer Berman
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Normal
    rating:3.5

    Normal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Rural Illinois resident Roy (Tom Wilkinson) declares after his 25th wedding anniversary that he has always believed he's a woman trapped inside a man's body. This shocks and angers some in his family and community, but some are unexpectedly supportive. It's up to Roy's shell-shocked wife, Irma (Jessica Lange), his kids and the entire community to come to terms with this stunning revelation. The film earned three Golden Globe nominations.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    The Lost Child
    rating:3.5

    The Lost Child

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Mercedes Ruehl gives a tremendous performance in this deep and rich drama. Adopted while very young, an adult Rebecca (Ruehl) decides to find her birth parents after her adoptive parents have passed away. Her search brings her to the Navajo nation, where she joyfully discovers her cultural ancestry and a long-lost sister. But she soon finds herself struggling to integrate her old life with the new one.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
    rating:3.5

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner and Maggie Smith star in this Southern-fried comedy, based on Rebecca Wells's best-selling novels, which follows a group of lifelong friends over decades of ups and downs. Forced to resort to intervention to help their friend's daughter, Siddalee (Bullock), cope and forgive her eccentric mother (Burstyn) for inflicting years of pain and embarrassment, the Ya-Yas don't hold anything back.

    Directed by:

  • Callie Khouri
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Homeless
    rating:3.5

    Homeless

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    After their apartment burns down, Mike and Zan Cooper (Jeff Daniels and Christine Lahti) move with their two children into the home of Mike's brother, but tension between the families forces them to move on again, and a downward spiral of bad luck soon finds them homeless. While Mike desperately seeks work as an electrician, Zan takes a low-paying job as a waitress, and their son's entanglement with a drug dealer adds to their heavy burdens.

    Directed by:

  • Lee Grant
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
    rating:3.5

    Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by longtime star of independent German cinema Margarethe von Trotta, this reverent biopic chronicles the fascinating story of 12th-century Christian mystic and scientist Hildegard von Bingen (Barbara Sukowa). Despite living in an era when women are proscribed from preaching and interpreting scripture, Hildegard believes that the visions she experiences are a gift from God that she must reveal -- even at the risk of condemnation.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Six Degrees: Season 1
    rating:3.5

    Six Degrees: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the familiar premise that only six people separate any one of us, this drama focuses on six New Yorkers -- among them a grieving single mother (Hope Davis) and a successful publicist (Bridget Moynahan) -- whose lives intersect in mysterious ways. Other characters include a down-on-his-luck photographer (Campbell Scott), a public defender (Jay Hernandez), a limo driver (Dorian Missick) and a woman on the run (Erika Christensen).

    Directed by:

  • Jace Alexander
  • Wendey Stanzler
  • Juan Campanella
  • Mary Harron
  • David Semel
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    My Life Without Me
    rating:3.5

    My Life Without Me

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    A mother of two stuck in a dead-end job, 23-year-old Anne (Sarah Polley) has received nothing but grief from her troubled parents and her slacker husband (Scott Speedman). But it takes an illness with a bleak prognosis to break open her longing for a better life. When she finds out she's dying, Anne makes a list of important things she wants to accomplish: get acrylic nails, sleep with another man and, most of all, realize her true potential.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.5 3.5 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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