|Away from Her 2007 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Sarah Polley
Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Alberta Watson, Thomas Hauff, Judy Sinclair, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Grace Lynn Kung, Lili Francks, Andrew Moodie, Wendy Crewson
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) have been married for more than 40 years when Grant notices that Fiona has trouble remembering things. She is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and decides it is time to move into Meadowlake nursing home. Meadowlake's rules allow new patients no visitors for the first 30 days. Grant honors the rule, returns for a visit after the orientation period, and is devastated when he realizes that Fiona does not remember him. Even more difficult to face is the fact that Fiona's affections have transferred to a fellow patient: mute, wheelchair bound Aubrey (Michael Murphy). Now, Grant must gradually accept that loving is also letting go. The film received two Academy Award nominations including Best Actress (Christie).
|A Simple Wish 1997 PG, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Fantasy / Comedy
Director: Michael Ritchie
Cast: Martin Short, Kathleen Turner, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Amanda Plummer, Francis Capra, Ruby Dee, Teri Garr, Alan Campbell, Jonathan Hadary, Deborah Odell, Larry Flaherty, Clare Coulter, Neil Foster, Jaime Tirelli
Murray (Martin Short) is a male fairy godmother-in-training. While Murray has the best of intentions, his ineptness always comes to the fore. Meanwhile, evil fairy godmother Claudia (Kathleen Turner) has plans to steal wands at the annual gathering of fairy godmothers, and she sees Murray as nothing but trouble.
|1. Away from Her (2007)|
2. A Simple Wish (1997)
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