A strange IRS agent uses his database to locate a series of needy people and goes to elaborate lengths to improve their lives. During the process, he falls in love with a woman in need of a new heart. It's only after he's killed himself and everyone's benefited from his generosity that we learn who he really was and why he did what he did. 2008 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Beverly Blvd LLC. All Rights Reserved.
In their first feature film together, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson combine their impressive talents in the critically acclaimed must-see hit PARADISE! This extraordinary film is the touching story of the lost love between a young married couple and how a visiting youngster (Elijah Wood) rekindles that love one memorable summer. Funny, poignant, and uplifting, PARADISE is full of natural beauty and heartfelt emotion, you'll remember it for a long, long time!
Ex-convict and recovering alcoholic Che (Benjamin Bratt) gets by on his macho persona, but lives for the love of his son Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez). When he discovers that Jesse has been living a secret life, Che reacts violently and is forced to examine his actions and the life he lives. Powerful and challenging, La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption and fatherhood.
Josh Weathers is an aimless young man in his twenties who is looking for more out of life. Enter Amanda Em Helms, a vivacious and spirited young woman who lives life to the fullest. Instinctive mutual attraction brings them together and soon blossoms into a rich romance. But when the two decide to start a new life, and a home together, secrets of the past emergeÄ
"I always know where I am by the way the road looks..." Keanu Reeves ("The Matrix" trilogy, "The Day the Earth Stood Still") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee River Phoenix ("Running on Empty," "Stand by Me") star in Academy Award-nominated director Gus Van Sant's ("Milk," "Good Will Hunting") seminal meditation on the nature of innocence as two young men living on the fringes of society peddle their bodies for sex. Amiable, none-too-bright street hustler Mike Waters works the streets of the Pacific Northwest with his best friend Scott Favor. Mike secretly loves Scott, and Scott, the son of Portland's wealthy mayor, secretly yearns to cast off the friendship of his fellow lowlifes and assume his birthright of wealth, power and respectability. Based on William Shakespeare's play, "Henry IV, Part I."
How to win friends: smuggle $300k of uncut cocaine into your snooty prep school. Based on the wild story of a teen drug trafficker who rocked headlines in 1984, this true crime caper stars Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Toby, a blue-collar scholarship student at an elite boarding school who finds an in with the cool crowd by supplying them with cocaine. But things spiral out of control when Toby goes from small-time dealer to international drug trafficker, culminating in a trip to Colombia and a daring deal with a cartel. Capturing the music, style, and burgeoning 'greed is good' ethos of the 1980s, The Preppie Connection is a stranger than fiction look at the price of popularity.
London gangster, Tony Lord, is the son of the notoriously ruthless, Terry Lord (Ray Winstone). After a standard shake down goes awry, Tony must confront his father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down.
Based on a true story from the 1970s, and starring Alan Cumming in a tour-de-force performance, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple, Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), take him in and become the loving family he's never had. But when their living arrangement is discovered, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.
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.
Before he gained his fame directing cinematic masterpieces like The Manchurian Candidate and Seven Days in May, John Frankenheimer made his feature film debut with this sensitive father-son drama about troubled youth. When clean-cut Hal Ditmar (Hawaii Five-O's James MacArthur), son of a wealthy movie producer (James Daly), gets into a fight with a movie theater manager (Whit Bissell) no one believes he acted in self-defense. With the police concerned that they have another juvenile delinquent on their hands, Hal's mother (Kim Hunter) thinks the problem lies in the growing gulf between father and son. Heartfelt and effective, Frankenheimer's already sure hand at the helm and the talent that star MacArthur shared with his illustrious mother Helen Hayes buoy The Young Stranger above the common ground of 1950's delinquency dramas.
A gay-rights advocate (James Franco) shocks his boyfriend (Zachary Quinto), friends and family when he publicly renounces his homosexuality and marries a woman (Emma Roberts) in this controversial true story.
This gripping drama examines the lives of homeless runaway teenagers struggling to survive on the streets of Hollywood. Drugs, prostitution and violence are daily fare, but these youngsters pull together and form a new family - replacing the unbearable homes they've fled. Featuring a fine ensemble cast of today's best young performers, WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU is both relevant and compelling; a provocative journey into today's headlines. 1992 Cinetel Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Oscar-winning superstars Gene Hackman ("Unforgiven," "The Firm") and Al Pacino ("Carlito's Way," "Scent of a Woman") star as two born losers -- one a gruff ex-con who dreams of owning his own carwash and the other, a clowning, likable ex-seaman. They team up on a cross-country hitchhiking trip and develop a unique bond of communication that teaches them both something about life, loving and caring.
Jai (Saif Ali Khan)and Meera (Deepika Padukone) is a modern day couple in London. They are very happy together but do not believe in tying each other down. So when life pulls them in different directions, they decide to go with the flow. "These Heer Ranjha, Romeo Juliet type janam janam ka saath type couples exist only in story books", Jai says. In the real life, we have to be practical, says Jai. In another place and time, Veer Singh is struck by the thunderbolt when he sees Harleen for the first time. Soon after, he stands under a tree and swears that "is janam mein aur har janam mein yehi meri votti banegi Harleen Kaur." He travels a thousand kilometres by train to stand under her balcony only to have a glimpse of her face. And yet not speak a word with her. That was 1965 Calcutta. Today as Veer and Jai meet, Veer does not understand how Jai can treat matters of the heart without passion, like a financial transaction. Jai does not understand how Veer Singh could have been so naïve and silly about Harleen in the days of his youth. But as both stories unfold, we realize that the process of relationship might be different in different eras, but the experience of being in love remains the same. So there is the frolic and despair of modern living. The liberation and confusion. And there is the times of innocence and compulsion in the past. And there is distance, and the fondness that increases with distance. Gaps widen between two people, but bridges keep growing too.
A China-born 18-year-old finds herself four months pregnant. She interrupts her studies to travel from Nebraska to San Francisco to determine what to do about her pregnancy. It is a revealing look at a young woman growing up under the new economic prosperity of China over the last 20 years. MPAA Rating: NOTRATED