|Flash of Genius 2008 PG-13, 119 min.|
Director: Marc Abraham
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Jake Abel, Daniel Roebuck, Tim Kelleher, Bill Smitrovich, Alan Alda, Josette Halpert, Andrew Gilles, Mitch Pileggi, Chuck Shamata, Kate Parr, Kristian Truelsen, Simon Reynolds
In the 1960s, Detroit's Wayne State University Electrical Engineering professor, Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear), has invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns and his friend Gil Previck (Dermot Mulroney) take the prototype to the Ford motor company, but the company says they are not interested. Just a few years later, Ford proceeds to install the wipers on their new models. Kearns sues the company, and the litigation goes on for years. Finally, Kearns is awarded $30 million, but he loses his mind and his wife Phyllis (Lauren Graham) and family in the process.
|My Girl 1991 PG, 102 min.|
Genre: Family / Comedy / Drama / Romance
Director: Howard Zieff
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Richard Masur, Griffin Dunne, Ann Nelson, Peter Michael Goetz, Jane Hallaren, Anthony R. Jones, Tom Villard, Lara Steinick, Kristian Truelsen, David Caprita, Jody Wilson
Eleven-year-old Vada (Anna Chlumsky) worries about her own responsibility for her mother's death during childbirth and reaches out for attention from her estranged father Harry (Dan Aykroyd) who runs a funeral parlor. When Harry starts dating Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), a cosmetologist who works in the funeral parlor, Vada tries to stop the romance. Meanwhile, her only friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin) gives her comfort, but that ends when frail Thomas suffers a fatal injury after being attacked by bees. Now, Vada's preoccupation with death is accelerated. A sequel follows.
|1. Flash of Genius (2008)|
2. My Girl (1991)
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