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Things We Lost in the Fire
rating:3.4

Things We Lost in the Fire

2007Runtime:0 minutes
Attempting to piece her life back together after losing her husband (David Duchovny) in a tragic incident, grieving widow Audrey (Halle Berry) turns to an unlikely ally: her husband's childhood friend Jerry (Benicio Del Toro), an emotionally wrecked heroin addict. But as the troubled pair struggles to bear their respectively heavy burdens by leaning on each other, they discover that they possess unexpected resources.

Directed by:

  • Susanne Bier
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Lost in Yonkers
    rating:3.4

    Lost in Yonkers

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Richard Dreyfuss and Mercedes Ruehl star in this heartwarming story from Neil Simon that elicits both laughs and tears. In 1942, a widower being hunted by loan sharks decides to leave his two boys at the home of their sweet aunt and domineering grandma. The boys struggle to adapt, while their father and aunt try to escape the powerful hold of grandma's tyrannical ways.

    Directed by:

  • Martha Coolidge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Handsome Harry
    rating:3.4

    Handsome Harry

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    For many years, small-town resident Harry Sweeney (Jamey Sheridan) has avoided confronting painful memories from his past. But when his best friend becomes seriously ill, Harry builds up enough courage to explore long-hidden secrets and uncover his true identity. Bette Gordon directs this character-driven drama that boasts a strong ensemble cast featuring Steve Buscemi, Aidan Quinn, John Savage and Campbell Scott.

    Directed by:

  • Bette Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Herencia
    rating:3.4

    Herencia

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Paula Hernandez directs this foreign-language drama set in Buenos Aires in the wake of World War II, the story of an aging Italian immigrant (Rita Cortese) and a young German (Adrian Witzke) who are brought together by a mutual search for true love. On the surface, they have nothing in common. But the unlikely friendship that forms between them reveals striking similarities when it comes to matters of the heart.

    Directed by:

  • Paula Hernandez
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    How to Make an American Quilt
    rating:3.4

    How to Make an American Quilt

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a novel by Whitney Otto, Jocelyn Moorhouse's directorial debut looks at relationships of all kinds -- romantic, platonic and familial. Finn Dodd (Winona Ryder), a graduate student having second thoughts about her fiancé (Dermot Mulroney) and marriage, spends the summer with her grandmother (Ellen Burstyn), her great-aunt (Anne Bancroft) and their quilting circle, whose life stories captivate the conflicted young woman.

    Directed by:

  • Jocelyn Moorhouse
  • 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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    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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    Desert Hearts
    rating:3.4

    Desert Hearts

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Uptight literature professor Vivian Bell (Helen Shaver) heads to Reno, Nev., in 1959 for a quickie divorce. While staying with Frances Parker (Audra Lindley) at her ranch to establish residency, Bell meets Parker's adopted daughter (Patricia Charbonneau), a casino worker 10 years her junior. Bell finds herself increasingly drawn to the open and self-assured lesbian, and their developing intimacy releases buried emotions Bell has never explored.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Old Settler
    rating:3.4

    The Old Settler

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Themes of trust, forgiveness and the constancy of family unfold against the backdrop of 1940s Harlem in this adaptation of John Henry Redwood's play. Following her recent separation, Quilly (Debbie Allen) arrives in New York to stay with her sister Elizabeth (Phylicia Rashad). But all bets are off when Quilly discovers that her sister has taken on a boarder -- and that Elizabeth is having an affair with the young man.

    Directed by:

  • Debbie Allen
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Strangers in Good Company
    rating:3.4

    Strangers in Good Company

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    When a bus filled with eight elderly women breaks down in the wilderness, the group of strangers is stranded at a deserted farmhouse with only their wits, their memories and eventually some roasted frogs' legs to sustain them. For several days, the women share their life stories and intimate thoughts. Director Cynthia Scott directs these nonprofessional actors delivering largely improvised dialogue to heartwarming effect.

    Directed by:

  • Cynthia Scott
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Jesus' Son
    rating:3.4

    Jesus' Son

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, director Alison Maclean's reflective drama follows FH (Billy Crudup), a well-meaning drug addict who stumbles backward into redemption. When his longtime love (Samantha Morton) leaves, FH follows her but meets and falls for the older Mira (Holly Hunter). Amid his life's wreckage, a near-fatal car crash and a chance to save a child's life force FH to examine his existence and its meaning.

    Directed by:

  • Alison MacLean
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    A Very Special Love
    rating:3.4

    A Very Special Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In a harmless ploy to be closer to the man of her dreams -- magazine tycoon Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) -- Laida (Sarah Geronimo) lands a job as his assistant, but quickly discovers that he's a far cry from the Prince Charming she envisioned. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, this lighthearted romantic comedy also stars Dante Rivero, Rowell Santiago, Johnny Revilla, Bing Pimental and Daphne Oseña-Paez.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bhaji on the Beach
    rating:3.4

    Bhaji on the Beach

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of Indian women in England head to the resort of Blackpool and end up on a life-changing journey. Passionate feminist Simi (Shaheen Khan) organizes the seaside outing for the women's center, whose members range from traditional matrons to flirty teenagers. Despite their differences in age and ideology, the ladies form a lasting bond when one of their own is threatened. Director Gurinder Chadha helms this heartwarming comedy-drama.

    Directed by:

  • Gurinder Chadha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo
    rating:3.4

    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Political imprisonment of the 1970s and modern-day religious conflict are the focal points of this double feature. Cesar Montano headlines Bagong Buwan as a non-violent Muslim swept up in Mindanao's religious conflict when a shocking tragedy strikes his family. In Eskapo, Serge Osmeña and Geny Lopez star as Richard Gomez and Christopher de Leon, the true-life political prisoners who escape from a Filipino maximum-security prison in 1977.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Luck by Chance
    rating:3.4

    Luck by Chance

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When struggling actor Vikram (Farhan Akhtar) gets tapped to play the male lead in a big-budget Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But fame and fortune have a way of ruining his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), a fellow actor. Of course, the problem could be his beautiful co-star, Niki (Isha Sharvani), who's almost as popular as her once-famous movie star mother (Dimple Kapadia).

    Directed by:

  • Zoya Akhtar
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    A Dry White Season
    rating:3.4

    A Dry White Season

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    South African schoolteacher Ben du Toit (Donald Sutherland) seeks justice for the murder of a black boy in this political drama set against the backdrop of apartheid. When his gardener's son is killed by a police officer, Ben hires lawyer Ian Mackenzie (Marlon Brando) to prosecute. With the outcome of the case a foregone conclusion, Mackenzie butts heads with the system at every turn while Du Toit suffers personal alienation.

    Directed by:

  • Euzhan Palcy
  • 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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