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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

More Good Movies You Might Have Missed...

by Jill Eisner
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Hi Everyone,

Here's a selection of films from our collection that I recently enjoyed.  Let me know what you think!


This is 40


Written and directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks, and Melissa McCarthy.  2012, rated R.  Comedy.

This Is 40 is a candid and heartwarming comedy about the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood in the modern age. After years of marriage, Pete and Debbie are approaching a milestone meltdown. As they try to balance romance, careers, parents and children, they must also figure out how to enjoy the rest of their lives. 

Jill's note--Be forewarned, this movie is quite raunchy but extremely hilarious! 

Love Crime


Directed by Alain Corneau. Starring Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas.
2010, not rated.  Mystery/Thriller. In French with English subtitles.

Within the sterile offices of a powerful multinational corporation, two women come to a face-off. Isabelle is a young executive under the orders of Christine, a powerful woman she absolutely idolizes. Confident of her control over Isabelle, Christine leads her into a confusing, perverse game of seduction and domination. A dangerous game that goes too far, to the point of no return. 

This Must Be the Place


Directed by  Paolo Sorrentino, starring Frances Mcdormand, Sean Penn and Judd Hirsch.
2011, rated R.  Comedy/Drama

An interesting departure for Sean Penn.  With the character of Cheyenne in This Must Be the Place, Penn proves there's no role he can't master. Cheyenne, a bored, retired rock star, learns that his father is close to death, and travels to New York to reconcile with him, only to arrive too late. He embarks on a quest to find his father's nemesis and persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in the U.S.  

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