|Cinderella Man 2005 PG-13, 144 min.|
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Linda Kash, Nicholas Campbell, Chuck Shamata, Gene Pyrz
This is the story of Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock (Russell Crowe) who, as an underdog, defeated Max Baer in the Madison Square Garden Bowl in 1930. Three Academy Award nominations were received, including Best Supporting Actor (Paul Giamatti).
|The Great New Wonderful 2006 R, 88 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Danny Leiner
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Thomas McCarthy, Judy Greer, Naseeruddin Shah, Sharat Saxena, Tony Shalhoub, Jim Gaffigan, Olympia Dukakis, Dick Latessa, Edie Falco, Stephen Colbert, Will Arnett, Rosemarie DeWitt
Found in this film are five overlapping stories about New Yorkers from very different backgrounds and their uniquely different problems dealing with life in the city one year after the attacks of 9/11.
|Off the Black 2006 R, 92 min.|
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Trevor Morgan, Nick Nolte, Sonia Feigelson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Timothy Hutton, Sally Kirkland, Noah Fleiss, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Michael Higgins, James Ponsoldt, Marlyne Afflack, John Tuell
Alcoholic, baseball umpire Ray Cook (Nick Nolte) catches kids vandalizing his yard after a controversial call. One of the vandals is high-school pitcher Dave Tibbel (Trevor Morgan) whose pitch is the one in question. Ray offers Dave redemption if he cleans up the mess, and the two warm up to each other when they realize they are both lonely souls. Dave's father (Timothy Hutton) is emotionally detached from his family, and Ray asks Dave to pose as his son for his 40th high-school reunion.
|Rachel Getting Married 2008 R, 114 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Tunde Adebimpe, Debra Winger, Mather Zickel, Anna Deavere Smith, Anisa George, Jerome LePage, Victoria Haynes, Beau Sia, Sebastian Stan, Roslyn Ruff, Annaleigh Ashford, Zafer Tawil
Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) is getting married to African American Sidney (Tunde Adebimpe), and the wedding party assembles at her family's Connecticut home. Rachel's sister, neurotic Kim (Anne Hathaway), leaves rehab to attend, and she makes herself the center of the wedding weekend. First, Kim manages to get Rachel to dump her maid of honor, and then she becomes involved with the best man who happens to be another recovering alcoholic. Rachel's father (Bill Irwin) is divorced from her mother Abby (Debra Winger) and is now married to a Black woman, Carol (Anna Deavere Smith). Since the divorce, Abby has become estranged from her family. Tensions flare over the long weekend as Kim goes out of her way to make everything go wrong and creates one emotional drama after another. Hathaway received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
|1. Cinderella Man (2005)|
2. The Great New Wonderful (2006)
3. Off the Black (2006)
4. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
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