An inspired motion-picture masterpiece, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL was nominated in 1998 for 7 Academy Awards® -- winning 3 Oscars®, including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) -- a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor -- has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!
A provocative study of right and wrong, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut. A famous American playwright -- who, during World War II, wrote for the Germans, spied for the Allies and loved only his wife -- must prove his innocence to the world and to himself. Starring Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Nick Nolte ("Affliction," "The Prince of Tides"), Sheryl Lee ("Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," "Backbeat"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Alan Arkin ("Get Smart," "Little Miss Sunshine"), Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee David Strathairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck," "The Bourne Ultimatum"), Golden Globe-nominee Kirsten Dunst ("Spiderman trilogy," "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles") and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner John Goodman (TV's "Roseanne," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip").
In this heartwarming comedy, minor leaguer Carlton Garret (Justin Timberlake of FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret (Jeff Bridges of TRUE GRIT, TRON: LEGACY) when Carlton's mother (Mary Steenburgen of THE HELP) becomes sick. Knowing his charming yet painfully immature dad's likelihood to disappoint, Carlton enlists his on-again-off-again girlfriend Lucy for emotional support. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures caused by his father's antics, including missed flights, car trouble, and bathroom brawls. Years of miscommunication, frustration, and comically awkward attempts at bonding come to a head as the mismatched trio make their way from Ohio back home to Houston to reunite the family.
Zia (Patrick Fugit), distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop living.
Alex Gromberg (Michael Douglas) is a man caught in the middle. Trying to avoid the mistakes his father made while coming to terms with the ones he's already passed on to his own sons, Alex is navigating the tricky roles of father, son, and husband. Onscreen together for the first time in their careers, Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas join their real-life relations (Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas) and a talented cast (Bernadette Peters, Rory Culkin) in a story about the loving, frustrating, reassuring, insane, and ultimately inescapable bonds of family.
Academy Award-winning directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to their comedy roots with this original and darkly humorous story about one ordinary man's quest to become a serious man. Physics professor Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) can't believe his life: His wife is leaving him for his best friend, his unemployed brother won't move off the couch, someone is threatening his career, his kids are a mystery and his neighbor is tormenting him by sunbathing nude. Struggling to make sense of it all, Larry consults three different rabbis and their answers lead him on a twisted journey of faith, family, delinquent behavior and mortality in the film critics rave is "seriously awesome!"