|The Family Stone 2005 PG-13, 102 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Thomas Bezucha
Cast: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Tyrone Giordano, Brian J. White, Elizabeth Reaser, Paul Schneider, Carol Locatell, Savannah Stehlin, Jamie Kaler, Robert Dioquardi
When son Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) invites his fiancee, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker), home for Thanksgiving to meet his dysfunctional family, Meredith asks her sister, Julie (Claire Danes), to come with her for emotional support. Julie gets quite a greeting from Everett, and problems ensue.
|Stay 2005 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
Director: Marc Forster
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Kate Burton, Elizabeth Reaser, Bob Hoskins, Janeane Garofalo, B.D. Wong, John Tormey, Jose Ramon Rosario, Becky Ann Baker, Jessica Hecht, Lisa Kron, Gregory Mitchell, John Dominici
A New York psychiatrist, Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor), strives to save a college student patient, Henry (Ryan Gosling), from committing suicide on his 21st birthday and, in the process, finds himself in a world beyond reality.
|Sweet Land 2005 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Ali Selim
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Tim Guinee, Alan Cumming, John Heard, Alex Kingston, Ned Beatty, Lois Smith, Tom Gilroy, Patrick Heusinger, Paul Sand, Jodie Markell, Sage Kermes, Kirsten Frantzich, Stephen Yoakam, Karen Landry
"Sweet Land" begins with elderly Inge (Lois Smith) burying her husband, Olaf (Tim Guinee), in Minnesota's farm country. She relates the story of her past when, as a young German, Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) arrived in Minnesota during 1920 as a mail-order bride for Olaf. There were major problems with the planned marriage: Inge was German and a socialist, and Norwegian/American Olaf and his Norwegian farming neighbors had problems accepting a woman from the country with which America had just fought a war. Even the Lutheran Minister Sorrensen (John Heard) refused to marry them. These and other trials and tribulations of immigration rise to the fore, but as time passes the love story of Inge and Olaf ends happily.
|Twilight 2008 PG-13, 121 min.|
Genre: Drama / Horror / Romance / Thriller
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Sarah Clark, Billy Burke, Gil Birmingham, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Cam Gigandet, Rachelle Lefevre, Edi Gathegi
Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) appears to be a high school student; however, he is really a century-old vampire living with his adopted vampire family in Forks, Washington. New student Isabella "Bella" Swan (Kristen Stewart) becomes Edward's love interest, but Edward is torn between loving her or killing her. Edward chooses love, but what will happen when a visiting vampire clan–Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre), Laurent (Edi Gathegi), and James (Cam Gigandet) arrive on the scene and threaten the new romance?
|1. The Family Stone (2005)|
2. Stay (2005)
3. Sweet Land (2005)
4. Twilight (2008)
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