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Gilmore Girls: Season 1
rating:3.0

Gilmore Girls: Season 1

2000Runtime:0 minutes
Young mom Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) enjoys a relationship with her precocious teenage daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), that's based more on friendship than maternal love. Together, they face life's challenges such as dating, finances and social woes -- and even the required Friday night dinners with Lorelai's parents in exchange for paying Rory's tuition at a college prep school. The entire first season of this charming TV drama is included.

Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Ladies Room
    rating:3.0

    Ladies Room

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Revealing conversation floods the ladies' room in this bittersweet comedy with two intertwining tales. The first vignette captures the loaded exchange between three actresses forced to prepare for a show in the rest room. Meanwhile, a woman (Veronica Ferres) runs into her lover's (John Malkovich) pregnant wife (Greta Scacchi) in the opera house bathroom, and the two engage in a tête-a-tête of life, love and marriage. Lorraine Bracco co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Penelope Buitenhuis
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 6
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 6

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    In the sixth season of this drama series, familial relations in Stars Hollow are more bungled than ever. For one thing, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) aren't on speaking terms, mostly because Rory dropped out of Yale and is living in her grandparents' pool house. Feeling the void despite her recent engagement to Luke (Scott Patterson), Lorelai buys a new dog and names him Paul Anka.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Sherman-Palladino
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Dance, Girl, Dance
    rating:3.0

    Dance, Girl, Dance

    1940Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring ballerina Judy O'Brien (Maureen O'Hara) dances with a struggling but respected company. Shortly after a fellow dancer, the man-hungry Bubbles (Lucille Ball), quits, the troupe disbands. Bubbles hires Judy for her new burlesque show, but their act may be torn apart when they both fall for lothario Jimmy Harris (Louis Hayward). Ralph Bellamy, Virginia Field and Maria Ouspenskaya co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Dorothy Arzner
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Republic of Love
    rating:3.0

    The Republic of Love

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the novel by Carol Shields, this comedy charts the relationship of the unlikeliest of couples, Tom and Fay (Bruce Greenwood and Emilia Fox). He's a thrice-divorced talk show host, susceptible to jumping into love. She's an overly cautious academic whose impossible expectations for a mate have hindered her romantic life. Despite their seeming incompatibility, the two soon fall in love and discover that the heart knows no rules.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Felicity: Season 4
    rating:3.0

    Felicity: Season 4

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Soon-to-be-college-grad Felicity is struggling to figure out who she wants to be -- and who she wants to be with -- in this teen drama. With her beau about to realize his doctor dreams, Felicity senses a rift between them.

    Directed by:

  • Matt Reeves
  • Harry Winer
  • Joanna Kerns
  • Lawrence Trilling
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Personal Velocity
    rating:3.0

    Personal Velocity

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a series of short stories by Rebecca Miller (daughter of playwright Arthur Miller), these vignettes tell the story of three women (Fairuza Balk, Parker Posey and Kyra Sedgwick) trying to free themselves from the stifling constraint of the men in their lives. Balk shines as a pregnant teenager who hits the road looking for something different and finds it in a battered hitchhiker.

    Directed by:

  • Rebecca Miller
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Gilmore Girls: Season 7
    rating:3.0

    Gilmore Girls: Season 7

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Armed with their witty rejoinders and obscure pop culture references, mother-and-daughter Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) are back to take on more of life's pleasures and pains in the seventh season of this inspired dramatic comedy. The final season of this beloved series known for its witty, fast-paced dialogue finds Rory graduating Yale, Lane giving birth to twins, and Lorelai finally getting hitched ... but to whom?

    Directed by:

  • Lee Shallat Chemel
  • Bethany Rooney
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Killing Words
    rating:3.0

    Killing Words

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    No one knows what's truly behind the genial facade of Ramon (Dario Grandinetti), a college instructor who's so meticulous, nothing in his world seems out of order. And yet, his basement is a dark place of chaos, one in which he's forced an unwitting guest named Laura (Goya Toledo) to stay and play a deadly game. The stakes are high: If she wins, she walks; if she loses, her life is on the line. Laura hopes she can hold her own.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Mana
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Series 1
    rating:3.0

    The Ruth Rendell Mysteries: Series 1

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on best-selling British author Ruth Rendell's fiction, these four complex mysteries -- "Master of the Moor," "Vanity Dies Hard," "The Secret House of Death" and "The Double" -- explore crumbling relationships and motives for murder.

    Directed by:

  • Marc Evans
  • Alan Grint
  • Jim Goddard
  • Mary McMurray
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    El Brassier de Emma
    rating:3.0

    El Brassier de Emma

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In 1962 Mexico City, precocious Emma (SofĂ­a Espinosa) is hovering on the edge of adolescence and coping with a difficult family situation when her changing figure leads her to the conclusion that breasts are the center of the universe. After Emma's sister departs for college, leaving her alone with their quarreling parents, Emma begins to attract the attention of boys and starts a campaign to get her first bra in this quirky coming-of-age comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Sistach
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Jonathan Creek: Season 4
    rating:3.0

    Jonathan Creek: Season 4

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    The master of illusion once more applies his genius to solve seemingly impossible crimes - assisted and frequently hindered by a new sparring partner, television crime series presenter Carla Borrego. Carla is a pushy, determined amateur detective, though she has no intention of playing Watson to this dishevelled, laidback but oddly attractive Sherlock. Nonetheless, the pair take on a slew of murder mysteries to make some sense of these senseless, puzzling acts.

    Directed by:

  • Sandy Johnson
  • Christine Gernon
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Finn's Girl
    rating:3.0

    Finn's Girl

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the untimely death of her partner, Nancy (Gail Maurice), Dr. Finn Jeffries (Brooke Johnson) struggles to single-handedly care for the couple's angst-addled preteen daughter, Zelly (Maya Ritter), while taking on the responsibility of running the abortion clinic Nancy founded. Yanna McIntosh, Richard Clarkin, Nathalie Toriel and Gilles Lemaire also star in this sensitive drama from co-directors Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert.

    Directed by:

  • Laurie Colbert
  • Dominique Cardona
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Possible Loves
    rating:3.0

    Possible Loves

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sandra Werneck's earnest romantic comedy -- winner of the 2001 Sundance Jury Prize for Latin American Cinema -- takes a unique approach to young love by posing multiple scenarios for main characters Carlos (Murilo Benício) and his girlfriend, Júlia (Carolina Ferraz). As Carlos waits for Júlia to arrive at a Rio de Janeiro movie theater, will one seemingly insignificant choice change his entire future?

    Directed by:

  • Sandra Werneck
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Knots Landing: Season 2
    rating:3.0

    Knots Landing: Season 2

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    Texas-born brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing (Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy) drop into Knots Landing from Dallas during the second season of this long-running prime-time soap about the lives of four couples living in a sunny California suburb. Sid (Don Murray) also welcomes his younger sister, Abby (Donna Mills), to the neighborhood, never suspecting that her seductive scheming will turn everything upside down.

    Directed by:

  • James Sheldon
  • Nicholas Sgarro
  • Kim Friedman
  • Harvey S. Laidman
  • Edward Parone
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Open Window
    rating:3.0

    Open Window

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Engaged professionals Peter (Joel Edgerton) and Izzy (Robin Tunney) have always been there for each other. But when Izzy is brutally raped in the couple's home, she begins to fall apart emotionally, leaving a helpless Peter to watch her spin out of control. As time passes, Izzy struggles to piece her life back together with the help of her parents (Elliott Gould and Cybill Shepherd) and therapist (Shirley Knight).

    Directed by:

  • Mia Goldman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 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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