Omg!!! I just got through watching this movie and I believe my eyes are swollen from all the crying I just did....this is sooo touching and makes me very sentimental. I myself am brooklyn raised and I was around sooo many kids in this situation. This is def the reality of what goes on in most parts of nyc wether we want to accept it or not. I just thank god I had a wonderful mother :)..this was awesome and the actors were great
I wasn't expecting this movie to be any good, but man I was so wrong. I think I cried for the latter part of the movie. This was so0o0o0o0o0o0 good. Definitely heart wrenching and so much emotion poured out from the main character. Pete's character in all of his innocence was so pure and I felT so much empathy for him. A movie hasn't made me think about where I am at in my life in a long time. I will def tell others about this! GREAT JOB!
True to life. I'm not ashamed to say that I cried more than once. Scene after scene invoked a very unexpected emotional response. Many young men or boys will be able to see part of themselves in both Mister and Pete. This movie was well worth my time and money.
Absolutely amazing movie showing the struggle for survival for two young kids living alone after their mother gets arrested. OMG!! Absolutely amazing movie. This is definitely a must see. This movie will make you laugh and cry. Very very very good.
Makes you appreciate what u have Watched this last night and was very moved. This movie will ground you, make u appreciate what u have and what u can give your kids that others don't have the luxury to do for their's. All the actors were great the story was well written the only downfall was the end, we only get closure for one of the two main characters and that did not sit well with me. Would have loved to see what happened to both. Anyways all in all a great film.
Beautiful Story of Triumph This film was tough to watch. A very emotional look into the lives of inner city kids and some of the issues they face. Tear-jerking but also inspiring, this is definitely a must see film.
Excellent movie A must see! Great acting and cinematography. The plot is down to Earth about the struggles of poor children in big cities. Overall, brilliant job. I think we will se this at the Oscars next year.
Powerful Story ! I watched this compelling film today and I recommend it to anyone who has ever had to deal with adversity or face overwhelming odds. This is an amazing story. You won't soon forget it.
Great all out preformances. Nice setup, & plot for the movie. Very heartwarming, emotional & touching. Just love this novie all together, due to it's REAL LIFE-LIKE, ISSUES U ONLY UNDERSTAND - REALLY, IF U BEEN THRU SAME TYPE, OR SIMULAR SCENARIOS GROWING. GOD BLESS.
Great. Entertaining. Heavy. Definitely a heavy movie but I really enjoyed it. I saw it at Sundance and it makes sense that it was at Sundance. Definitely not a main stream movie but if you can handle a serious film, be sure to catch this one.
The film's hero, "FH" (Billy Crudup, ALMOST FAMOUS, WATCHMEN), is a rumpled, hapless young man in his twenties who bounces through his days with his dreams and hallucinations blurring and merging into reality. The shaky center of his universe is his beloved on- again, off-again girlfriend Michelle (Samantha Morton). Wandering from comical misadventures to other more challenging quests, "FH" is propelled through his chaotic life by a heartfelt desire to help the misfits around him (Jack Black, Dennis Hopper, Denis Leary and Holly Hunter).
Notorious is the story of Christopher Wallace who, through raw talent and sheer determination, transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler to become the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. This story charts his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectation. Produced by Voletta Wallace (BIG's mother), Wayne Barrowman and Mark Pitts (BIG's managers), Notorious challenges us all to redefine our notion of what is "The American Dream."
A riveting tale of bucking the odds and overcoming discrimination, Men Of Honor tells the story of Carl Brashear, the son of a Kentucky sharecropper who joins the newly-integrated Navy. Carl's training officer, Billy Sunday, wants no part of Carl or his ambitions. Sunday, a celebrated master Chief Navy Diver whose exploits as a troublemaker are as legendary as his accomplishments as a diver, relentlessly taunts and challenges Carl, expecting him to falter and quit. But Carl has other ideas. His goal is clear, his determination fixed. Nothing will stand in the way of his dream of becoming a Navy Diver. Not even Billy Sunday.
This gritty emotionally charged film is set amidst the abandoned beaches and faded glory of Coney Island, Brooklyn. Based upon the novel by celebrated author Hubert Selby Jr., the story intricately links the lives of a lonely widowed mother (Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn), her son Harry (Jared Leto), his beautiful girlfriend Marion (Jennifer Connelly) and his best friend Tyrone (Marlon Wayans). REQUIEM FOR A DREAM is a hypnotic tale of four human beings each pursuing their vision of happiness. Even as everything begins to fall apart, they refuse to let go, plummeting with their dreams into a nightmarish gut-wrenching freefall.
Academy Award® winners Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro star in director Susanne Bier’s (the Oscar®-nominated “After the Wedding”) powerful new drama “Things We Lost in the Fire” Audrey Burke (Berry) is reeling from the shock of the news that has just been delivered to her door by the local police: her warm and loving husband Brian (David Duchovny), the father of their two young children, has been killed in a random act of violence. Once anchored by the love and comforts of their 11-year marriage, Audrey is now adrift. Impulsively, she turns to Jerry Sunborne (Del Toro), a down-and-out addict who has been her husband’s close friend since childhood. Desperate to fill the painful void caused by her husband’s death, Audrey invites Jerry to move into the room adjacent to their garage in the hope that he can help her and her children cope with their sudden loss. Jerry is facing a daily battle to stay off drugs, but in his unexpected role as surrogate parent and friend to Audrey’s son and daughter he finds a core of inner resilience. As Jerry and Audrey navigate grief and denial, their fragile bonds are constantly tested. Working together, however, they discover the strength to move forward.
Based on the acclaimed autobiography of the same name|PERMANENT MIDNIGHT stars Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Hurley in this emotionally riveting story about a hot television writer who learns firsthand about the dark side of success in Hollywood.
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, United States of Tara), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster care facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker - and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (John Gallagher Jr., The Newsroom). But Grace's own difficult past, and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself, throw her into unforeseen confusion. This is made even sharper by the arrival of a new intake at the facility, a gifted but troubled teenage girl with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth and humor in unexpected places.
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
The winner of Scandinavia's top film award, SUBMARINO tells the unforgettable story of two brothers, long estranged and haunted by a dark secret buried in their past, who live separate lives in modern day Copenhagen. Nick (Jakob Cedergren), a violent ex-con, tries to help out an old friend, but falls quickly into old habits. Meanwhile, his brother (Peter Plaugborg), raises his son, but is unable to escape the spectre of addiction. Each on a path to self-destruction, they must find each other - before it's too late.
In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth (Emmy®-Award-winner Blanche Baker of HOLOCAUST). But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that involve her young sons, the neighborhood children, and one 12-year-old boy whose life will be changed forever. William Atherton (DIE HARD), Catherine Mary Stewart (NIGHT OF THE COMET), and Grant Show (MELROSE PLACE) co-star in this devastating drama adapted from the controversial best seller by Jack Ketchum.
Estranged from his family, Jonathan receives word that his father, Robert, has chosen to take himself off life support in less than forty-eight hours. What follows is an unexpected journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness.
A drama, set in Southern U.S. in 1960's, revolving around teenager Lily Owens (Fanning) and her nanny, Rosaleen (Hudson), who flee their hometown to escape their harsh upbringing and uncover the mysteries of Lily's later mother. Along the way they encounter the Boatwrights, a trio of beekeeping sisters (Latifah, Okonedo, Keys), who fold the girl to their South Carolina home.
Outrageous and controversial, this is the story of legendary movie star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) as she struggles for her career and battles the inner demons of her private life. This torment was manifested in her relationships with her adopted children, Christina (Diana Scarwid) and Christopher (Xander Berkeley). The public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, but Mommie Dearest reveals the private Crawford, the woman desperate to be a mother, adopting her children when she was single and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly. The rage, the debilitating strain, and the terrifying descent into alcoholism and child abuse are graphically - and unforgettably – depicted in this film, based upon Christina Crawford's best-selling book.
Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul stars in this riveting drama about a family under siege. Hard-drinking Texas single dad Hollis (Paul) struggles to raise his two boys, including rebellious teenager Jacob (first-time actor Josh Wiggins in a stunning breakthrough performance). Seething with anger, Jacob finds release in the high-risk, white-knuckle world of motocross—but his increasingly reckless behavior threatens to spin out of control. Academy Award ®nominee Juliette Lewis co-stars in this thrilling saga of fathers and sons that builds towards a heart-stopping climax, all set to an electrifying heavy metal soundtrack.
Denzel Washington makes his triumphant directorial debut and Derek Luke shines in his first big-screen role in Antwone Fisher. Inspired by a true life story, Antwone Fisher tells the dramatic story of a troubled sailor (Luke) who embarks on a remarkable journey to confront his painful past--and connect with the family he never knew.