The story of three women in different times, related only by a parallel in their personal lives. One, present day, throwing a party for a writer friend suffering from AIDS. Another living in 1949 Los Angeles, suffering as a young wife and mother. The last, Virginia Woolf, writing "Mrs. Dalloway" and contemplating suicide. Based on Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
Academy Award® winners Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett give wickedly entertaining, Oscar-nominated performances, in this sexy, stylish thriller. Judi Dench mesmerizes as Barbara Covett, a teacher who rules over her classroom with an iron fist, yet leads a desperate, solitary life outside it. That is, until she meets radiant new art teacher Sheba Hart (Blanchett). Although at first overjoyed with her newfound kindred spirit, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having an affair with a teenage student, her jealously and rage spiral out of control.
In this updated version of Lillian Hellman's 1934 play, the careers of the two headmistresses of the private Wright-Dobie School for Girls are ruined when one ill-tempered and undisciplined student circulates vicious, scandalous allegations that the two teachers are having an 'unnatural' relationship. A remake of William Wyler's 1936 film THESE THREE.
An intriguing and entertaining study in characters going through varying levels of crisis and introspection. This psychological drama leads you in several different directions, weaving and intersecting various subplots and characters, from a brilliant Tom Cruise, as a self-proclaimed pied-piper, to a child forced to go on a TV game show and the pressures he faces from a ruthless father. MPAA Rating: R Rated R for strong language, drug use, sexuality and some violence. (c) 2000 New Line Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Mouse Bradford has just arrived at Perkins Girls College, leaving behind her father, stepmother and the small town where she grew up. Her two senior roommates, the striking, sharp-witted Pauline and the charming and beautiful Tory, quickly adopt Mouse who has lost her mother. When Pauline and Tory are found to be lovers, Mouse is caught up in the role of accomplice and confessor; and is left torn between her two friends.
Starring Kevin Bacon (Beauty Shop, Mystic River), Colin Firth (Love Actually, Bridget Jones's Diary) and Alison Lohman (Big Fish, Matchstick Men), Where the Truth Lies is a suspenseful mystery from acclaimed director Atom Egoyan. In the '50s, Vince Collins (Firth) and Lanny Morris (Bacon) are the hottest showbiz duo in America. The combination of Lanny's brash American style and Vince's biting British wit is irresistible, especially to beautiful women. When a beautiful young woman, Maureen (Rachel Blanchard) is found dead in the bathtub of the duo's suite, their glittery world begins to crumble. They have rock solid alibis and are exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing; however, the scandal causes the once inseparable pair to part company. Fifteen years later, Karen O'Connor (Lohman), a young and ambitious journalist, is determined to uncover the secrets of the two men who, coincidentally, touched her life when she was a child. She persuades a publisher to offer a guarded Vince Collins one million dollars to collaborate with her on writing the untold story of his life with Lanny Morris. There is one condition: the truth must be told about the scandal that destroyed the duo. What really happened the night Maureen died? As Karen continues to search for many different truths - the truth about Vince and Lanny, the truth about Maureen's death, and even suppressed truths about herself - she becomes embroiled in a tense and bewildering game of cat-and-mouse. 2005 SLU Productions Inc. and Vincelanny Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.
When she finds her husband (Dennis Quaid) with another man, a Connecticut housewife (Julianne Moore) finds herself dealing with infidelity and the racial tension that epitomized the late 1950s at the advent of the Civil Rights movement in America. As a coping mechanism to deal with the emotional turmoil, she develops an unlikely friendship with her African-American gardener (Dennis Haysbert), who's full of sage wisdom.
Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
Academy Award-winners Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft star in this powerful drama about a mother's emotional struggle to understand her troubled daughter. Jessie (Spacek) is an epileptic with a failed marriage and a delinquent son who decides to take control the only way she can—by taking her own life. Thelma (Anne Bancroft), her widowed mother, is oblivious to her daughter's depression until she becomes frightfully aware of her plans. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, it’s a heart-wrenching, riveting power struggle as Thelma tries everything within her power to convince Jessie to find hope. (Original Title - 'night, Mother) - 1986 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Inspired by the best-selling novel, Brideshead Revisited is a riveting drama of forbidden love, power and betrayal, featuring stunning performances by Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Best Actress, Howard s End, 1992) and Matthew Goode (The Lookout). When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price. It's a spellbinding story you'll want to revisit again and again.
Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. Also starring Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin and Hunter Parrish.
David Sinclair has it all. He's the most popular guy in high school. He's a promising songwriter. He has a nice car and pretty girlfriend. And one night, during the biggest party of the year, David kills himself. Permanent Record is a powerful, moving story about the people David leaves behind.
The "mystic chords of memory" stretch a long way for aspiring politico Fielding Pierce (Billy Crudup). Wracked with guilt at expedient choices he made years before, Pierce (in the middle of a congressional election) begins to see visions of his long-lost love (Jennifer Connelly), who died while assisting members of the Chilean resistance a decade before.
A vicious high school student is dead. A gang hit? An act of sudden rage? Or did a once-idealistic teacher finally snap? The issues and the tension hit home when Samuel L. Jackson stars in a gritty urban-school thriller that's "gripping, high-octane entertainment" (Newhouse News Service).
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. George moves in with two friends (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) while Ben ends up across town with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei) and their teenage son with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements. Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of two people building a long life together and their love growing deeper and richer with time.