Started strong but ended horribly I loved the first half of the movie, it is well acted and put together. And while the twist at the end was shocking (which is good) it implied a hopelessness and ultimate uselessness of the entire plot. You care about these people the entire movie, get invested in their struggle and the director then just slaps you in the face and says "tough, they're jerks, they deserve this". I feel manipulated.
Great movie overflowing with interesting concepts! Aptly titled "The One I Love" -- in the end, the real Ethan couldn't even tell apart which Sophie is the one he loves, which forces us to ask ourselves the question: do we really know and love the ones we claim to "love"? A very philosophical and certainly interesting premise to the film -- not to mention extremely eerie too.
Fun concept, great acting and a tightly-constructed movie. Worth seeing if you're into slightly demure, banter-driven humor (even though this is more of a quasi-mystery/romance movie. But also refreshing to see Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss in a different light -- they really work well together!
A year after his brother Tom's death, Jack (Duplass) is still struggling emotionally. When he makes a scene at a memorial party, Tom's best friend Iris (Blunt) offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so Jack can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah (Dewitt) who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom's unexpected presence. A blurry evening of drinking concludes with an awkward sexual incident, made worse by Iris' sudden presence at the cabin the next morning.
Academy Award®-nominees Andy Garcia (OCEAN'S ELEVEN FRANCHISE, CITY ISLAND) and Vera Farmiga (THE DEPARTED, TV's BATES MOTEL) shine as George and Edith, two separate parents who fall in love over the course of a single day while playing hooky from their children's college tour. George is an uptight surgeon with a rebellious teenage son. Edith is a free spirit with an overachieving teen daughter. When they meet during an admissions tour with their kids at the small, idyllic Middleton University, they decide to ditch the group and soon discover the only thing better than the college tour, is the detour. Taissa Farmiga (THE BLING RING, TV's AMERICAN HORROR STORY), Nicholas Braun (THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER), and Peter Riegert (TV's DAMAGES) co-star in this story about what can happen on your first day of college -- no matter who you are.
Two high school sweethearts run into each other in a grocery store parking lot after 20 years. Amanda is married with two kids, and Jim is in town to take care of his recently deceased mother’s estate. What begins as just a cup of coffee turns into a day of rediscovering the town they grew up in and sharing stories. As the day progresses, they stop feeling like strangers and rediscover the old familiar feeling they had when they were each other’s everything – as well as a big secret from their past.
A documentary film crew follows the lives of six New Yorkers as their lives unexpectedly intersect — or at least that's what writer, director, and actor Edward Burns would like you to believe in this comedy-drama that looks at the rocky road of relationships in the Big Apple. After sharing the stories of their earliest sexual experiences with an interviewer, six people are trailed by a cameraman through the course of an average day. Tommy (Edward Burns) is a successful television producer (and unsuccessful novelist) who becomes quickly infatuated when he meets Maria (Rosario Dawson) in a video store. Maria is a teacher at an upscale private school who has just gotten out of a bad marriage with Ben (David Krumholtz), a struggling musician with a day job as a doorman. Ben, on the other hand, finds himself attracted to Ashley (Brittany Murphy) when she waits on his table at a coffee shop. Ashley, as it happens, is involved in an affair with Griffin (Stanley Tucci), a dentist who is chronically unfaithful to his wife Annie (Heather Graham). Annie, a real estate agent, also happens to be friends with Tommy, one of her customers, bringing the circle to a close. Shot in only 16 days, Sidewalks of New York marked a return to (relatively) low-budget filmmaking for Edward Burns, who directed two less-than-successful major studio projects following his breakthrough with the independent feature The Brothers McMullen.
Hit the highway on a road trip like no other in this hilariously heartwarming Duplass Brothers film. Romantically challenged New York indie-rocker Josh (Mark Duplass) can't figure out why his career and love life seem to be spinning out of control. Hoping some time on the road will clear things up; he plans a trip to visit his father with a very unusual gift. But the journey home takes on some unexpected emotional baggage when his commitment-obsessed girlfriend, Emily (Kathryn Aselton), and slacker brother, Rhett (Rhett Wilkins), decide to come along. Honest, endearing, and laugh-out-loud funny, The Puffy Chair is a wildly unpredictable and charming comedy.
Money, beautiful women and a Park Avenue flat. What else could a wealthy playboy want than his fabulous Bachelor Apartment? Irene Dunne stars as Helene Andrews, the woman who enters the apartment and the life of swinging Wayne Carter (Lowell Sherman) and changes everything. Carter, who has reveled in an unending string of beautiful girlfriends, does something he never expected to do: He falls in love. Now all he has to do is convince Andrews to feel the same for him--and to overlook his past exploits, which may be difficult as long as they keep stopping by his flat--in this pre-Hayes Code comedy about one man, one love and too many gorgeous women.
Four couples plan to reunite for a “marriage intervention” disguised as a fun-filled weekend at a lakeside vacation home. In an attempt to push Ruby (Cobie Smulders) and her husband Peter (Vincent Piazza) toward divorce, Annie (Melanie Lynskey) and her fiancé Matt (Jason Ritter) have gathered family and friends to address their failing marriage. Ruby's sister Jessie (Clea DuVall), her girlfriend Sarah (Natasha Lyonne), old buddy Jack (Ben Schwartz), and “baby-stranger” Lola (Alia Shawkat) engage in various games while trying to maintain the illusion of a fun weekend together. As it all falls apart, close quarters bring longstanding issues to the surface. As each couple reels from these revelations, they reach out to each other in unexpected ways, struggling to express their devotion and conceding that things may never be perfect. New bonds form and old wounds heal as all see the result when the best of intentions comes out in the most awkward fashion.
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Melanie, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen – but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Driven by a clever script and fine performances, SMART PEOPLE is set in the land of academia, a place where both Lawrence and Vanessa have taken refuge and plunged themselves into as escape from the external world. In spite of their high IQs, both father and daughter are equally clueless when it comes to navigating relationships. This becomes obvious as Vanessa develops a line- blurring relationship with her uncle, and Lawrence stumbles in romancing his doctor. If Vanessa wants a shot at happiness and Lawrence wants to make things work in his love life, both will have to adopt new attitudes or risk further alienation. Starring Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, and Thomas Hayden Church.
It's been a decade since Ben (Duplass) and Andrew (Leonard) were the bad boys of their college campus. Ben has settled down and found a job, wife, and home. Andrew took the alternate route as a vagabond artist, skipping the globe from Chiapas to Cambodia. When Andrew shows up unannounced on Ben's doorstep, they easily fall back into their old dynamic of macho one-upmanship. Late into the night at a wild party, the two find themselves locked in a mutual dare: to enter an amateur porn contest together. But what kind of boundary-breaking, envelope pushing porn can two straight dudes make? After the booze and "big talk" run out, only one idea remains—they will have sex together…on camera? It's not gay; it's beyond gay. It's not porn; it's art. But how exactly will it work? And more importantly, who will tell Anna (Delmore), Ben's wife?
In this romantic comedy, two people brought together by marriage are brought even closer by their mates. Maria Hardy (Isabella Rossellini) and Larry Konzinski (Ted Danson) first meet at a wedding, where Maria's mother and Larry's uncle are tying the knot. However, the new cousins also have something else in common: Maria's husband Tom (William L. Petersen) is having an affair with Larry's wife, Tish (Sean Young). Maria and Larry get to talking at the wedding reception after their spouses go missing for a while, and they develop a rapport. A friendship grows between them, and they start seeing each other on a regular basis. When Maria confronts Tom about his infidelity, he responds by asking her if she's sleeping with Larry. As Maria and Larry become aware of what's happening between their not-so-better halves, they decide to get revenge by pretending to have an affair as well. However, the longer they pretend to be in love, the more they realize that they aren't pretending after all. Cousins was based on the popular French film Cousin Cousine.
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the visionary “Turn Down For What” video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.
In the provocative style of Sex, Lies and Videotape, Love in the Time of Money is a seductively riveting story starring Steve Buscemi (Ghost World, Fargo), Rosario Dawson (25th Hour, Men in Black II) and Jill Hennessy (TV's Crossing Jordan, Exit Wounds) in an all-star cast! What do a hooker, an embezzler, an art collector, a receptionist and a bored housewife have in common? More than you think! For nine unique New Yorkers, one day becomes a turning point in their lives when their erotic encounters interconnect. You're sure to agree with critics everywhere who praised this exceptionally sexy motion picture and its high level of entertainment.
From Tribeca Film. Charming romantic comedy that proves it only takes one person to make you feel important. Starring Jenna Fischer (The Office), Chris Messina (Vicky Christina Barcelona) and Topher Grace (That 70's Show).
When an unusual classified ad inspires three cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it, they discover a mysterious eccentric named Kenneth, a likable but paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon. Together they embark on a hilarious, smart, and unexpectedly heartfelt journey that reveals how far believing can take you. 2012 Big Beach, LLC. All Rights Reserved.