Terms of Endearment dazzled critics and audiences alike with its believable, insightful story of two captivating people, mother and daughter, unforgettably played by Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger. From grand slapstick to deepest sentiment, director James L. Brooks masterfully paints scenes from their evolving 30-year relationship.
Holly Hunter is Jane Craig, the network's most talented young new producer, lost in her work and loving it to distraction. Albert Brooks is Aaron Altman, a brilliant, dedicated reporter's reporter who is utterly devoid of on-camera charisma. William Hurt is Tom Grunick, a handsome guy and a natural salesman -- the perfect modern anchorman. If you want to know what's happening in the world...ask Jane. If you want to know what's wrong with the world...ask Aaron. If you want to know how it feels to be on top of the world...ask Tom. The only thing in the world they don't know yet is what they mean to each other. Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks and William Hurt star in BROADCAST NEWS, a romantic comedy set in the world of network television news correspondents, the first film from writer/director/producer James L. Brooks since his Academy Award-winning® Terms of Endearment.
The misadventures begin when Miles (Paul Giamatti), an un-recovered divorcé and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack (Thomas Haden Church) with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley the week before Jack's wedding. The two couldn't be an odder couple. Jack is an over-sexed charmer; Miles is a sad-sack worrier. Jack is looking for his "last taste of freedom"; Miles just wants to taste perfection in a bottle. Jack is fine with cheap Merlot; Miles pines for the elusive, perfect Pinot. Indeed, the only thing they seem to share in common is the same heady mix of failed ambitions and fading youth. And yet, as they make their way up the coast, Miles and Jack soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Both men careen dangerously and comically toward mid-life crises. Now, the wedding approaches and with it the certainty that Miles and Jack won't make it back to Los Angeles unscathed or unchanged...if they get back there at all.
Father Richard (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to sell his motivational success program... with no success. Meanwhile, "pro-honesty" mom Sheryl (Toni Collette) lends support to her eccentric family, including her depressed brother (Steve Carell), fresh out of the hospital after being jilted by his lover. Then there are the younger Hoovers - the seven-year-old, would-be beauty queen Olive (Abigail Breslin) and Dwayne (Paul Dano), a Nietzsche-reading teen who has taken a vow of silence. Topping off the family is the foul-mouthed grandfather (Alan Arkin), whose outrageous behavior recently got him evicted from his retirement home. When Olive is invited to compete in the "Little Miss Sunshine" pageant in far-off California, the family piles into their rusted-out VW bus to rally behind her - with riotously funny results.
In the vein of classic coming-of-age films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, The Edge of Seventeen is a poignant and hilarious look at what it's like to be a teenager today. Growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld, Pitch Perfect 2), who is already at peak awkwardness when her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson, Ravenswood) begins dating her all-star brother Darian (Blake Jenner, Glee). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever. With the help of her reluctant sounding-board (Woody Harrelson, True Detective), she soon discovers that what feels like the end of the world may just be the beginning of growing up. Also starring Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), see the movie critics are calling "an instant high school movie classic" (Dave Ehrlich, IndieWire).
On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, up-and-coming NYC artist Henry (hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Returning to his idyllic birthplace, Henry soon finds that the old man isn't the only thing he must tend to: there's also the semi-closeted issue of his sexuality, which he longs to reveal to his family (and to his old high-school crush, Dean). Caught up in all of his angst, Henry fails to notice the advances of the sensitive Pike, an espresso-brewing outdoorsman who owns the town's general store and cooks meals for Henry’s stroke-addled grandpa, Sam.
From Academy Award-nominated director Ridley Scott ("Black Hawk Down," "Gladiator"), Academy Award-winning executive producer Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away," "Contact") and screenwriter Ted Griffin ("Ocean's Eleven," "Best Laid Plans") comes this dramatic comedy based on the novel by acclaimed author Eric Garcia ("Anonymous Rex"). Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage ("Adaptation," "Ghost Rider") stars with Sam Rockwell ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Galaxy Quest") and Alison Lohman ("Big Fish," "White Oleander") in this comedy about a con man with an obsessive-compulsive disorder whose orderly life and latest lucrative scam are threatened by the reappearance of a teenage daughter he never knew existed. MPAA Rating: PG-13 Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violence, some sexual content and language. (c) 2003 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Popular Chicago weatherman Dave Spritz (Nicolas Cage) has a shot at the big time when a national morning television show calls him for an audition. Professionally, Dave is on top of the world, but his personal life is in complete disarray. The harder he tries to hold on, the more he loses his grip. His painful divorce, his Pulitzer Prize-winning dad's (Michael Caine) illness, and trouble with his kids have Dave poised on the knife's edge between stability and calamity. Trying to gain control of his situation, Dave slowly comes to realize that life, much like the weather, is completely unpredictable.
The Waitress is a sweet and sassy tale about a small town waitress who transforms her hopeless life into a hilarious and unexpected love story. As a favorite waitress at Joe's Diner, Jenna (Keri Russell) is also a "pie genius," naming her tantalizing confections after the tumultuous events and emotions of her daily life. She's hoping that one of her pastries, like her "Kick In The Pants" Pie, might even change her life -- if she can just win that $25,000 pie contest. But when Jenna discovers that she's pregnant, she immediately bakes an "I Don't Want Earl's Baby" Pie -- a quiche of egg and cheese with a smoked ham center. After all, her husband Earl (Jeremy Sisto) is a jealous jerk who is essentially a child himself and the last thing they need to do is start a family together. But the pregnancy eventually changes the course of events in her life, giving her an unexpected and newfound confidence.
Isaac, 42, has divorced Jill. She is now living with another woman, Connie, and is writing a book in which she will reveal some very private points of their relationship. Isaac has a love affair with Tracy, 17, when he meets Mary, the mistress of his best friend Yale. Yale is already married to Emily.