|Imaginary Heroes 2004 R, 112 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Dan Harris
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Kip Pardue, Deirdre O'Connell, Ryan Donowho, Suzanne Santo, Jay Paulson, Luke Robertson, Sara Tanaka, Terry Beaver, Lee Wilkof, Ned Benson, Larry Fessenden
After their son Matt (Kip Pardue) commits suicide, the Travis family traits of drug use, secrets, homosexuality, and alcoholism rise to the fore. The father, Ben (Jeff Daniels), turns away from the family, and their college student daughter Penny (Michelle Williams) rarely comes home from school. Meanwhile, the mother, Sandy (Sigourney Weaver), becomes sarcastic and smokes marijuana, while youngest son Tim (Emile Hirsch) uses drugs and sex to find meaning in his life. Will these family members finally learn to accept each other for what they really are?
|Race the Sun 1996 PG, 100 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Adventure
Director: Charles T. Kanganis
Cast: Halle Berry, James Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Kevin Tighe, Anthony Ruivivar, J. Moki Cho, Sara Tanaka, Steve Zahn, Dion Basco, Nadja Pionilla, Adriane Napualani Uganiza, Jeff Truman, Robert Hughes
Miss Sandra Beecher (Halle Berry) takes a job as a teacher of science in a Hawaiian high school. She is assigned a group of misfits, but with her inspiration the diverse class builds a solar car, which wins the Hawaii championship race and gets to go to the world championships in Australia. Family fare that boasts of good scenery is the only virtue in this otherwise oft-told storyline. Loosely based on a true story.
|Rushmore 1998 R, 95 min.|
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Luke Wilson, Deepack Pallana
Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is a 15-year-old student at Rushmore Academy who scores a 4.0 in extracurricular activities–and a 0.0 in academics. He has a crush on the teacher, Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), becomes obnoxious in his pursuit of her, and is kicked out of the Academy. Max goes to his mentor Herman Blume (Bill Murray) and asks for his help. But, alas, Herman develops his own "crush" on "Miss" Cross.
|1. Imaginary Heroes (2004)|
2. Race the Sun (1996)
3. Rushmore (1998)
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