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Children & Family
Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor
rating:3.1

Sesame Street: Elmo Visits the Doctor

2005Runtime:0 minutes
When upbeat Muppet Elmo comes down with a nasty cold, it's time for his very first trip to the doctor's office -- but the fuzzy red monster needs some reassurance from his friends to get over his fears. This musical journey helps prepare preschoolers for a visit to the pediatrician through catchy songs and animated and live-action segments that cover the basics, including check-ups, medical implements and even proper hygiene.

Directed by:

  • Eva Saks
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Close to You
    rating:3.3

    Close to You

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Infatuated Manuel (John Lloyd Cruz) has loved his childhood friend Marian (Bea Alonzo) for many years but has always been far too bashful to tell her. Meanwhile, the lovely Marian has been carrying a torch for her ex-classmate Lance (Sam Milby). When Marian and Lance reunite, sparks fly -- forcing Manuel to decide whether he should share his long-held secret in this affecting love story from Filipino director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys
    rating:3.2

    Wee Sing: Grandpa's Magical Toys

    1988Runtime:0 minutes
    Join Grandpa and his magical toys for this colorful, Wee Sing musical treat. Peter and his friends spend an adventurous day at Grandpa's, where Peter finds himself reduced to the size of a toy! Filled with upbeat music and cheerful images, the Wee Sing programs are sure to brighten up a dreary day. The program features live action and special effects, and invites children and adults to sing along with more than 20 well-known tunes.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Shadburne
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid
    rating:3.1

    Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Aspiring 9-year-old reporter Roxy Hunter (Aria Wallace) stumbles upon a whale of a story when she encounters a mute young girl (Ashleigh Rains) who seems to come from nowhere. The mystery deepens when Roxy discovers that the girl is actually a mermaid. But before she can write the story of her young career, Roxy must help her new friend get back home. Demetrius Joyette co-stars as Max, Roxy's faithful best friend.

    Directed by:

  • Eleanor Lindo
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Foreign
    Three Men and a Cradle
    rating:3.4

    Three Men and a Cradle

    1986Runtime:0 minutes
    Bachelors Pierre (Roland Giraud), Michel (Michel Boujenah) and Jacques (Andre Dussollier) have their lives turned upside down when an infant houseguest is dropped at their doorstep, apparently the product of one of Jacques's flings. Caring for the baby until her mother (Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu) returns, the first-time fathers get a crash course in parenting. This French comedy inspired the Hollywood hit Three Men and a Baby.

    Directed by:

  • Coline Serreau
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    A French Gigolo
    rating:3.1

    A French Gigolo

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Josiane Balasko's part farce, part drama centers on Judith (Nathalie Baye), an entrepreneur in her 50s who gets caught in a tangle of emotions with sensitive, money-strapped prostitute Patrick (Eric Caravaca) and his cute wife, Fanny (Isabelle Carré). While financially supporting relatives in the Paris projects, Patrick begins to despair until Fanny, who has learned of her husband's secret profession, drives him back to Judith's arms and money.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    French Twist
    rating:3.2

    French Twist

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Laurent (Alain Chabat) thought he knew his wife, Loli (Victoria Abril), quite well. Chronically unfaithful, Laurent believes Loli is happy and will be hurt by news of his infidelities. But when a truck breaks down in front of their home and its owner, a female plumber (Josiane Balasko, who also directs), asks to use the phone, Laurent discovers that he and his wife have something in common: a sexual attraction to women.

    Directed by:

  • Josiane Balasko
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Fairy
    rating:3.6

    The Fairy

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    After Fiona, a woman claiming to be a fairy, arrives at the tiny hotel where Dom works the night shift, the two soon form a bond and engage in a series of charming high jinks. But when Fiona vanishes, Dom goes on a desperate search for her.

    Directed by:

  • Bruno Romy
  • Dominique Abel
  • Fiona Gordon
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Gay & Lesbian
    When Night Is Falling
    rating:3.5

    When Night Is Falling

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    A professor at a Christian college, Camille (Pascale Bussières) enjoys a conventional life with her minister fiancé, Martin (Henry Czerny). But when reserved Camille meets free-spirited circus acrobat Petra (Rachael Crawford), her conservative life takes a sensuous left turn. With Petra, Camille begins an erotic adventure of self-discovery and finds herself emotionally teetering between the forbidden and the familiar.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Rozema
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Normal
    rating:3.5

    Normal

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Rural Illinois resident Roy (Tom Wilkinson) declares after his 25th wedding anniversary that he has always believed he's a woman trapped inside a man's body. This shocks and angers some in his family and community, but some are unexpectedly supportive. It's up to Roy's shell-shocked wife, Irma (Jessica Lange), his kids and the entire community to come to terms with this stunning revelation. The film earned three Golden Globe nominations.

    Directed by:

  • Jane Anderson
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Fire
    rating:3.6

    Fire

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Two Hindu women struggle with loveless, arranged marriages: Sita (Nandita Das), who discovers that her husband (Javed Jaffrey) has a mistress, and her sister-in-law, Radha (Shabana Azmi), who cannot give birth. As the lukewarm coals of their long-term relationships fade, the women ignite passion in their lives by finding comfort in each other. Director Deepa Mehta's drama is supposedly the first Indian film about lesbians.

    Directed by:

  • Deepa Mehta
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Better Than Chocolate
    rating:3.4

    Better Than Chocolate

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Scant hours before her uptight mother (Wendy Crewson) and brother move in with her, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) meets the woman of her dreams (Christina Cox). Though Mom is oblivious to her daughter's sexual orientation, it's a tough thing to hide in close quarters. Meanwhile, Maggie's transgender friend (Peter Outerbridge) falls in love with the owner of the lesbian bookstore where Maggie works. Anne Wheeler directed this sexy romp about love and lust.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Comedy
    Slums of Beverly Hills
    rating:3.3

    Slums of Beverly Hills

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Writer-director Tamara Jenkins's semiautobiographical dramedy follows a gawky, fed-up teen as she tries to survive her dysfunctional family -- including her washed-up dad and fresh-from-rehab cousin -- while coming of age in 1970s California.

    Directed by:

  • Tamara Jenkins
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    2 Days in New York
    rating:3.3

    2 Days in New York

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    Marion and Mingus go from perfect domesticity to waking nightmare when her family comes from France to New York for the weekend. The visitors test the mixed couple's relationship with unsubtle racist remarks, odd sexual habits and bizarre behavior.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Hairdresser
    rating:3.5

    The Hairdresser

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    When a Berlin salon refuses to hire her because of her plump figure, irrepressible hair stylist Kathi König (Gabriela Maria Schmeide) plots to get her revenge by opening up her own beauty parlor right next door to the offending shop. But when she faces an unexpected cash-flow problem, Kathi resorts to some creative means of raising capital. This broad comedy from director Doris Dörrie co-stars Ill-Young Kim and Matthias Freihof.

    Directed by:

  • Doris Dörrie
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    What a Girl Wants
    rating:3.4

    What a Girl Wants

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    An American girl, Daphne (Amanda Bynes), heads to Europe in search of the father she's never met. But instead of finding a British version of her bohemian mother (Kelly Preston), she learns the love of her mom's life is an uptight politician (Colin Firth). The only problem now is that her long-lost dad is engaged to a fiercely territorial social climber (Anna Chancellor) with a daughter (Christina Cole) who makes Daphne's life miserable.

    Directed by:

  • Dennie Gordon
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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