Josh Radnor (TV's HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER) wrote, directed, and stars in happythankyoumoreplease, a sharp comedy centered on a group of 20-something New Yorkers struggling to figure out themselves, their lives, and their loves. Sam Wexler (Radnor) is an aspiring novelist whose life changes when he meets Rasheen, a young boy separated from his family, on the NYC subway. When Sam learns Rasheen has already lived in six previous foster homes he agrees to let him move in temporarily. As a friendship develops between the two, Rasheen meets Sam's circle of friends: Annie (Malin Akerman of COUPLE'S RETREAT), who has an auto-immune disorder resulting in the loss of her hair and her self-esteem; Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan of IT'S COMPLICATED) and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber of VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA), a couple whose potential move to L.A. threatens their relationship; and Mississippi (Kate Mara of 127 HOURS), an aspiring singer/waitress who tests Sam's fear of commitment. In return, he helps Sam realize adulthood may not be about waiting for the right answers, but about stumbling ahead and figuring them out.
Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber's own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple (Carla Gugino & Matthew Lillard) from Seattle, presumably there to interview him about his colorful life as a dancer in the 1960s. As Tobi spins salacious tales from his former career, an ulterior motive for the couple's visit emerges, forcing the trio to confront a secret that may connect them all. Driven by Stewart's tour-de-force performance, Match moves masterfully between razor-sharp comic banter and heartrending poignancy.
Directed by two time Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford, Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding stars Academy Award winning Jane Fonda, two time Academy Award nominated Catherine Keener, international heartthrob Chace Crawford, and Sundance's "breakout star" Elizabeth Olsen. A comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self discovery.
Natalie, Jeff and Polly share a big problem: being 15 years old. But they also share a lot of laughs because they have each other. This wry, lump-in-the-throat comedy is immediately recognizable by anyone who's survived, or is surviving, growing up. Runaway Jeff (Byron Thames) moves in with Natalie (future Academy Award® winner* Jennifer Connelly) on a friends-only basis while her dad is away - and moves in on her budding relationship with a swell-headed high school hero (Alan Boyce). Meanwhile, Polly (Maddie Corman) flips over a big-league ballplayer (Billy Wirth) who got to second base with her one ardent afternoon. She carries a torch while he carries on with a full roster of groupies. These situations cross, crisscross and double-cross delightfully, thanks to the talents of an energetic young cast, the deftness of the comedy and the truth of the characters. Give Seven Minutes in Heaven your time.
Available same day as theatrical release. Based on the hit musical by Jason Robert Brown, a struggling actress (Anna Kendrick) and her novelist boyfriend (Jeremy Jordan) recount the rise and fall of their 5 year love affair.
A chance encounter on the streets of Manhattan draws 20-something aspiring writer Brian (Anton Yelchin) into a passionate love affair with a glamorous French woman (Skyfall Bond girl Berenice Marlohe). The catch? She's married, and can only meet him for hotel room trysts between the hours of 5 and 7. As Brian yearns for more than just two hours a day with the woman of his dreams, he learns hard won lessons about life and love. Co-starring Frank Langella, Glenn Close, and Olivia Thirlby, this sexy romantic romp captures the giddy thrill of being young and in love.
Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who believes that love will never happen to her and that her life is a mess. All seems lost until she meets a boy who shows her what love is all about.
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true... I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned- filmmaker Mike Birbiglia directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian struggling with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship threatening to race out of his control, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Based on the successful one-man show, Sleepwalk With Me engages in the kind of passionate and personal storytelling that transfigures intimate anguish into comic art. Bursting with sincerity, Mike Birbiglia's foray into the medium marks the invigorating emergence of a strong and poignant American voice, at once hilarious and heartbreaking.
Dive into this hilarious comedy from the studio that brought you Little Miss Sunshine and Juno! While 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is being dragged on a family trip with his mom (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell), he befriends the gregarious manager (Sam Rockwell) of a local water park. The two form a powerful bond, resulting in a vacation Duncan will never forget!
Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel reunite onscreen this summer as the lifelong best friends audiences fell in love with four years ago. Based on Ann Brashares' best-selling series of novels about four young women who share an unbreakable bond through the unpredictable events of their lives, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" catches up with Tibby, Carmen, Bridget and Lena in the months following their first year of college. Having been apart all year, their plans for the summer will take them even further along separate paths as each experiences the freedom, love, choices and challenging life lessons that mark their individual journeys toward adulthood. Now, it will take more than a hurried note or even a treasured pair of pants passed back and forth among them to keep their lives connected. MPAA Rating: PG-13 (c) 2008 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Rhys Ifans goes to eleven as a rock star staring down a personal crisis in this smart, acerbic comedy. He plays Len, a punk rocker-turned-in-demand pop producer, who, following a very public meltdown, retreats to his country home for some time away from the pressures of the business. His solitude is interrupted, however, when he receives a visit from some surprise guests—his estranged son (Jack Kilmer) and pop star protégé (Juno Temple)—who arrive with complications of their own and who shake the prickly Len out of his stupor. Propelled by an irresistible performance from Ifans, Len and Company offers wry and incisive observations on fame and family.
When an old high school crush returns to his small hometown, Reed Fishs once simple, calculated life begins to unravel. Young and in love, Reeds fiancé (Alexis Bledel) feels the heartbreak and excitement of her seemingly ideal relationship. This hilarious, romantic comedy features a hot young cast and an amazing original soundtrack.
In the tradition of free-wheeling tributes to adolescence like DAZED & CONFUSED, the film follows four young people (a cast of brilliant young newcomers in their feature film debuts) on the last night of summer - their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The teenagers cross paths as they explore the suburban wonderland they inhabit in search of love and adventure - chasing first kisses, elusive crushes, popularity and parties - and discover the quiet moments that will later resonate as the best in their youth.
A funny and touching coming-of-age story, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of high school. Freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a perpetual wallflower until he falls under the spell of the beautiful, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller); together, the trio navigates love, loss, fear, hope - and the quest for the perfect song - in this unforgettable adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's beloved novel.