|The Beautician and the Beast 1997 PG, 103 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Ken Kwapis
Cast: Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Michael Lerner, Phyllis Newman, Todd Graff, Lisa Jakub, Heather DeLoach, Adam LaVorgna, Kyle/Tyler Wilkerson, Timothy Dowling, Michael Immel, Tonya Watts, Tamara Mello
An ex-beauty schoolteacher, Joy Miller (Fran Drescher), heads for the less-than-advanced country of Slovetzia where she becomes (surprise!) a nanny to the children of the nation's despot Boris Pochenko (Timothy Dalton) in this sometimes amusing comedy.
|The Human Stain 2003 R, 106 min.|
Director: Robert Benton
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Wentworth Miller, Jacinda Barrett, Harry Lennix, Clark Gregg, Anna Deavere Smith, Lizan Mitchell, Kerry Washington, Phyllis Newman
After making a racist statement about two students, esteemed Professor Coleman Silk (Anthony Hopkins) is forced to retire. But that's just the beginning of this story, which deals with the issue of those who "pass" for white.
|Mannequin 1987 PG, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Fantasy / Romance
Director: Michael Gottlieb
Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, Meshach Taylor, G.W. Bailey, James Spader, Steve Vinovich, Christopher Maher, Phyllis Newman, Phil Rubenstein, Carole Davis, Jeffrey Lampert
Emmy (Kim Cattrall) had been friends with Christopher Columbus and Michelangelo in her past lives. With her reincarnation as a mannequin, she is able to come to life only at night when she dances around the store with the window dresser (Andrew McCarthy). "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song.
|Only You 1994 PG, 108 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Bonnie Hunt, Joaquim de Almeida, Fisher Stevens, Billy Zane, Adam LeFevre, Siobhan Fallon, Phyllis Newman, John Benjamin Hickey, Antonia Rey, Denise Du Maurier, Jessica Hertel, Tammy Minoff, Harry Barandes
When she was a child, Pittsburgh schoolteacher Faith Covatch (Marisa Tomei) was shown on a Ouija Board that she would marry a man named DAMON BRADLEY. Now, on the eve of her wedding to another, Faith takes a telephone call from a man named Damon Bradley (Robert Downey Jr.). In two seconds, Faith is off to Italy in search of her destiny, which includes Damon.
|Picnic 1955 N/R, 113 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Joshua Logan
Cast: William Holden, Kim Novak, Susan Strasberg, Arthur O'Connell, Cliff Robertson, Rosalind Russell, Betty Field, Verna Felton, Nick Adams, Reta Shaw, Raymond Bailey, Elizabeth Wilson, Phyllis Newman, Henry Pagueo, Don C. Harvey
When drifter Hal Carter (William Holden) wanders into a small Kansas town, his presence greatly affects the citizens as he falls in love with his old friend Alan Benson's (Cliff Robertson) fiancee Madge Owens (Kim Novak). Meanwhile, as he explores the town, Madge's young sister Millie (Susan Strasberg) and spinster schoolteacher Rosemary (Rosalind Russell) fall for him. Matters rise to a head at a picnic, and, after a fight with Alan, Hal hops a freight train to escape the law. But, by story's end, Madge is riding a bus in an effort to find her true love Hal. The film received Oscars for Art Direction/Set Decoration and Film Editing and was nominated for Best Picture, and Director. Arthur O'Connell received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Howard Bevans, the rejected, reliable boyfriend of Rosemary.
|To Find a Man 1972 PG, 90 min.|
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Pamela Sue Martin, Darren O'Connor, Lloyd Bridges, Phyllis Newman, Tom Ewell, Tom Bosley, Miles Chapin, Antonia Rey, Vicki Sue Robinson, Susan Tully
Rosalind (Pamela Sue Martin) becomes pregnant and faces the dilemma and trauma involved in abortion.
|1. The Beautician and the Beast (1997)|
2. The Human Stain (2003)
3. Mannequin (1987)
4. Only You (1994)
5. Picnic (1955)
6. To Find a Man (1972)
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