Unfaithful (Full Screen Edition)
you ever need dramatic proof that adultery is inevitably destructive, look no
further than Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Drawing inspiration from Claude Chabrol's
1969 film La Femme Infidèle, the director of Fatal Attraction is mining
similar territory here, but this grownup thriller is more intimate than Lyne's
dead-bunny potboiler, probing more deeply into the rush of conflicting emotions
provoked by infidelity. In what many critics praised as the role of her career,
Diane Lane unfaithful plays the instigator of emotional turmoil, a seemingly happy
housewife and fundraiser who cheats on her devoted husband (Richard Gere, in a
welcomed change of pace) when she casually encounters a seductive Frenchman (cliché
alert!) played by Olivier Martinez.
Four extremely beautiful
people do extremely horrible things to one another in Closer. Anna (Julia Roberts)
is a photographer who specializes in portraits of strangers; Dan (Jude Law) is
an obituary writer struggling to become a novelist; Alice (Natalie Portman) is
an American stripper freshly arrived in London after a bad relationship; and Larry
(Clive Owen) is a dermatologist who finds love under the most unlikely of circumstances.
When their paths cross it's a dizzying supernova of emotions, as Nichols and Marber
adroitly construct various scenes out of their lives that pair them again and
again in various permutations of passion, heartbreak, anger, sadness, vengeance,
pleading, deception, and most importantly, brutal honesty.
13 Conversations About One Thing
smartly written and wonderfully acted movie about happiness and fate. 13 Conversations
About One Thing takes four characters (a lawyer who hits a housecleaner with his
car, then flees the scene; the housecleaner herself; a science professor who leaves
his wife; and an insurance claims adjuster who's deeply envious of a coworker
who seems irrepressibly happy) and blends their stories into a delicate but potent
mix. The characters cross paths at various points, but more often the events reverberate
off each other in funny, surprising, or sorrowful ways.
is a big teddy bear who finds joy in construction and womanizing. Nearly every
sentence is a smooth entendre or a typical Rudolph witticism. This arrangement
seems to be fine with his longtime wife Phyllis (Christie), an ex-B-movie actress
who acts as if much of her life is still a bad movie. Lucky's latest client is
a young housewife (Lara Flynn Boyle) who also has a muddle of a marriage: Marianne
swoons for Lucky's attention, because her husband, Jeffrey (Jonny Lee Miller),
has energy for his high-rise business career but little else. Soon Jeffrey espies
sad and stunning Phyllis and is on the prowl, unaware that she is Lucky's wife.
"Facing Windows" is a heavy movie -- it tackles marital problems,
responsibility, Alzheimer's disease, homophobia, infidelity the Holocaust, and
having your passions as the center of your life. But at its heart, it's about
a woman waking up from a half-life, and reshaping things to the way they should
be. Kindhearted and scatterbrained Filippo (Filippo Nigro) encounters a befuddled
old man in the streets, and takes him home to be cared for by his young wife Giovanna
(Giovanna Mezzogiorno). It's the last thing Giovanna needs -- aside from two young
children, she has a rotten job and a fraying marriage that has lost its spark.
She also is falling in love with the handsome young man (Raoul Bova) in the window
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Helen (Kimberly Elise, Beloved) is literally thrown out of her house by her callous
lawyer husband (Steve Harris), her sense of self unravels. She finds herself on
the doorstep of her gun-toting grandmother Madea (cross-dressed Tyler Perry),
who sets Helen on the road to dignity and forgiveness--with a few detours along
the way. The plot of Diary of a Mad Black Woman unfolds in a dizzying melange
of styles, from soap opera to campy comedy to chick-flick romance to gothic revenge
to inspirational tale of redemption.
With its breezy look at
the battle of the sexes, this stylish comedy has generated critical acclaim everywhere!
A wife, a child, a house . . . it all seems like too much responsibility for a
guy who's afraid to grow up! But Carlo is not alone. All of his buddies are suffering
with their own growing pains and none of them seem to be ready to settle down
without a fight. As the romantic entanglements tighten, this amusingly self-centered
group of guys will keep you entertained as they struggle to learn the complicated
lessons of life and love.
A Price Above Rubies
(Zellweger) is a young woman who always did just what was expected: she married
the right man, moved to the right neighborhood, and had a beautiful baby. And
yet, when she discovers an exciting world beyond her tightly knit community, it
sparks a growing desire for independence that threatens the security of the perfect
life she knows. See A PRICE ABOVE RUBIES for yourself, and learn why critics and
audiences nationwide have praised this passionate movie gem!
note: The suggestions and advice offered on this web site are opinions only and
are not to be used in the place of professional psychological counseling or medical
advice. If you or someone close to you is currently in crisis or in an emergency
situation, contact your local emergency 911 or a Counselor nearby