|Caught 1996 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Robert M. Young
Cast: Arie Verveen, Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Steve Schub, Bitty Schram, Shawn Elliott, Joe D'Onofrio, Antonio Oliveri, Dominick Oliveri, Sandra Kazan
A drifter, Nick (Arie Verveen), moves into the house of New Jersey couple Joe and Betty (Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso) and into the bed of Betty. Now, Joe and Betty's grown son Danny (Steve Schub) moves back to their home and immediately suspects that something is wrong. The situation heats up as Danny takes extreme measures to keep his family together.
|Kissing a Fool 1998 R, 93 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Doug Ellin
Cast: David Schwimmer, Jason Lee, Mili Avital, Bonnie Hunt, Vanessa Angel, Kari Wuhrer, Frank Medrano, Bitty Schram, Judy Greer, Jerry Springer, Ron Beattie, Liza Cruzat, Jessica Mills, Doug Ellin, Tag Mendillo
A Chicago TV sportscaster, Max Abbitt (David Schwimmer), decides to test the loyalty of his soon-to-be wife, Sam (Mili Avital), and sets up a scenario in which his best friend Jay (Jason Lee) will try to bed the beautiful Sam. Despite the inane plot, this comedy does work, and the result is an entertaining hour and a half.
|A League of Their Own 1992 PG, 124 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Penny Marshall
Cast: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, David Strathairn, Garry Marshall, Bill Pullman, Tea Leoni, Jon Lovitz, Bitty Schram, Don S. Davis, Ann Cusack
During World War II, the All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was formed to make up for the dearth of men playing the sport. This is the story of one team in the league, the Rockford Peaches, and centers on Oregon sisters Dottie and Kit (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) who come to Chicago to play ball. Other players who also make the team include Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team's owner (Garry Marshall) picks ex-baseball star Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who ruined his career with alcoholism, as the manager. Training begins, Dugan stops drinking, and the underdog team works hard and gains success.
|The Pallbearer 1996 PG-13, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbara Hershey, Michael Rapaport, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Carol Kane, Bitty Schram, Jean De Baer
"The Graduate" was an excellent film; "The Pallbearer" uses its theme–a young man caught between the wiles of two women. While not on a par with the pevious film it is still fun to watch. The plot revolves around Tom Thompson's (David Schwimmer) recruitment as eulogizer and pallbearer for a friend he cannot remember. Thompson is a college graduate who still lives with his mother and is having affairs with two women: the young, beautiful Julie DeMarco (Gwyneth Paltrow) and a jealous older woman, Mrs. Abernathy (Barbara Hershey).
|1. Caught (1996)|
2. Cleopatra's Second Husband (1998)
3. Kissing a Fool (1998)
4. A League of Their Own (1992)
5. The Pallbearer (1996)
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