Two women embark on a road trip after they are brought together by circumstance. Rebecca (Portman) flees her hotel after a fight with her mother-in-law (Maura) and hails a taxi driven by Hanna (Lazlo).
"Developing" is a short film, dealing with breast cancer in a single mother. As well as dealing with the disease she also has to bring herself to level with her daughter, who is just barely... See full summary »
Mary Ann Hannon
The phone rings, startling Tomas, who is seated in front of the computer. He feels for the telephone receiver. Tomas is blind. His girlfriend, Francine, tells him that it's all over and ... See full summary »
The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
Novalee Nation is a pregnant 17-year-old from Tennessee heading to California with her boyfriend Willie Jack, but is abandoned by him at a Wal-Mart store in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Novalee has no job, no skills and only $5.55 in her pocket, so she secretly lives in the Wal-Mart until her daughter Americus is born six weeks later. Novalee decides to raise her daughter and rebuild her life in Sequoyah, with the help of eccentric but kind strangers. Based on the best-selling novel by Billie Letts.Written by
I watched this one on tape last night with my wife, who is definitely a 'chick flick' person, and we both disliked it. The story is so unreal that it's insulting. I wonder what all the hard struggling single parents who saw this film thought about it. Nobody seemed to have to worry about putting bread on the table in this movie, and, according to it, finding Mr. Right is the purpose of a woman's existence. The harder Portman and Judd tried to act, the more it showed their lack of talent. Portman's fake southern accent sounded like finger nails scratching on a chalkboard, as did Judd's crying. Being the pig that I am, I like sweet Natalie, but my prediction is that she'll become Brooke Shields II - pretty face, no talent, lots of hype. I truly hope I'm wrong.
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