|Garden State 2004 R, 109 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Zach Braff
Cast: Zach Braff, Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ian Holm, Ron Leibman, Jean Smart, Armando Riesco, Method Man, Denis O'Hare, Jackie Hoffman, Ann Dowd, Debbon Ayer, Alex Burns, George C. Wolfe, Michael Weston
Long estranged from his family, Andrew (Zach Braff) returns home for his mother's funeral where he must deal with relatives and friends he knew in high school. Ever since he caused the accident that paralyzed his mother (Andrew was nine years old at the time), Andrew has been taking anti-depressants, prescribed by his psychiatrist father (Ian Holm). While home for the funeral, Andrew gets rid of his meds and falls in love with Sam (Natalie Portman).
|Nights in Rodanthe 2008 PG-13, 97 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: George C. Wolfe
Cast: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis, Becky Ann Baker, Scott Glenn, Linda Molloy, Pablo Schreiber, Mae Whitman, Charlie Tahan, Carolyn McCormick, Ted Manson, Terri Denise Johnson, Jessica Lucas, Ato Essandoh
Unhappily married Adrienne (Diane Lane) is spending time alone at a friend's Rodanthe, North Carolina, beachfront inn while her husband Jack (Christopher Meloni) and children (Mae Whitman and Charlie Tahan) go off on vacation. Jack and Adrienne have been apart for months, and Jack has just told her that he wants to come back, but Adrienne isn't sure she wants to go along with that plan. The only other guest at the inn is divorced surgeon Paul (Richard Gere), and, as Adrienne and Paul talk, they become very interested in each other. Romance blooms just as a hurricane approaches, and by the end of the storm, their lives are changed. But, are they really ready to make a fresh start?
|1. Garden State (2004)|
2. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
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