Freedom Writers movie trailer - starring Hilary Swank, Pat Carroll, Rock Anthony, Dre Bowie, Larry Cahn, Jennifer Camacho. Directed by Richard LaGravenese. Theatrical Release Date: 1/5/2007
Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard (Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend "that connection" to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head, a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds).
At the urging of his wife Claire (Lisa Kudrow), Richard has moved to a Long Island beach community for the winter season in order to overcome his writer's block. There, Richard meets Abby and hires her as a weekly babysitter, even though he has no children. Their tenuous, new friendship is sparked by Richard's awe over Abby's homemade soup and Abby's enjoyment of Richard's writing and his attempts at Origami. As the season progresses and the warm, quirky friendship between Richard and Abby grows, the two begin to share with each other their dreams and life hardships. With the coming of spring, Richard and Abby discover there comes a time to let go of the imaginary friends of the past and to embrace the future as a new beginning, just as one would embrace a new and unique friendship.
Writer/director Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday) directs Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in It's Complicated, a comedy about love, divorce and everything in between.
Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has, after a decade of divorce, an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable, an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell), Jane is now, of all things, the other woman.
Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam (Martin), an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle.
Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's.complicated.
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Down In The Valley movie trailer - starring Bruce Dern, David Morse, Edward Norton, John Diehl, Evan Rachel Wood, Rory Culkin. Directed by David Jacobson. Theatrical Release Date: 5/5/2006
Benson and Stabler take a visit to see their old friend in the witness protection program.
Hunter Parrish talks about the streets of N.Y., his new movie - It's Complicated, and shows off his nose-flute skills.
Hunter Parrish has grown up on the Showtime series Weeds. Now, as the 25-year-old embarks on the show's eighth and final season, he's branching out with some new creative efforts all his own. Hunter recently released an EP called Guessing Games, a collection of heartfelt acoustic songs blending musical influences like James Taylor and John Mayer. On the acting front, Hunter's not hiding his desire to play Finnick Odair in Catching Fire after losing out on the role of Peeta to Josh Hutcherson. Hu
In the tradition of Lost In Translation and The Squid and the Whale, Paper Man is a wonderfully funny story about people trying desperately to find the same joy in real life as they do in their imagination.
Looking to catch a cougar? Weeds star Hunter Parrish tells you how.
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