|Mermaids 1990 PG-13, 111 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Richard Benjamin
Cast: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, Michael Schoeffling, Christina Ricci, Caroline McWilliams, Jan Miner, Betsy Townsend, Richard McElvain, Paula Plum, Dossy Peabody, Rex Trailer, Patricia Madden, Pete Kovner, William Paul Steele
Mrs. Flax (Cher) is a vagabond mother of two daughters, 15-year-old Charlotte (Winona Ryder) and nine-year-old Kate (Christina Ricci), who are obsessed with religion and swimming, respectively. When they land in the small town of East Port, Massachusetts, they find a home, and the girls hope that, at last, they will settle down after moving 18 times in Charlotte's lifetime. Kate shines as a swimmer on her school's swim team, while Charlotte plans to become a nun–despite the fact that they are Jewish. Meanwhile, Mrs. Flax begins a romance with Lou (Bob Hoskins). At the same time, Charlotte falls in love, from afar, with Joe (Michael Schoeffling) but finds confusion setting in and prays daily to keep her religious fervor.
|The Proposition 1998 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Loggia, Josef Sommer, Blythe Danner, Bronia Wheeler, Ken Cheeseman, Jim Chiros, Dee Nelson, Pamela Hart, Wendy Feign, Thomas Downey, Dossy Peabody
Set in 1935 on Boston's Beacon Hill, this is the story of Eleanor and Arthur Barret (Madeleine Stowe and William Hurt)–a childless couple so desperate for a baby that they arrange for a law student (Neil Patrick Harris) to impregnate Eleanor. The student is murdered, and Eleanor begins to fall in love with a visiting Catholic priest, Father Michel McKinnon (Kenneth Branagh), who turns out to be the son of Arthur's lost brother.
|1. Mermaids (1990)|
2. The Proposition (1998)
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