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Director: Lone Scherfig (Hjemve, aka Just Like Home)
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Peter Saarsgard, Olivia Williams, Alfred Molina, Dominic Cooper, Rosamund Pike
In this coming-of-age story in early 1960's London, a smart teenage girl finds herself in a romantic relationship with a charming older man. The more she falls for him the less she wants to stay on her predictable path to Oxford.
The Blind Side
Director: John Lee Hancock (The Rookie)
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates, newcomer Quinton Aaron
Based on the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, who grew up on the streets but came to be a part of the Tuohy family. After realizing his true potential, despite his struggles and newfound challenges, Oher eventually became a first-round draft pick for the NFL. Word-of-mouth has pushed this movie to the top of the box office.
Director: Jim Sheridan (In the Name of the Father)
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman
An Afghan veteran presumed dead returns home to find that his wife has begun a relationship with his brother. His post-traumatic stress adds to an unpredictable turn of events. Based on the Danish thriller from Susanne Bier.
Director: Kirk Jones (Waking Ned Devine, Nanny McPhee)
Cast: Robert DeNiro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
A humorous, yet sentimental story about a widower who takes a spontaneous road trip to reconnect with his grown children during the holiday season.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Director: Wes Anderson
Voiced by: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman
After playing it safe for many years, Mr. Fox returns to his crafy ways and raids a nearby farm, which threatens the life of his family and friends. Enchanting for children and adults.
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Director: Grant Heslov
Cast: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey
Set in Iraq, McGregor plays a desperate reporter who meets a man claiming to be a former secret U.S. military psychic soldier. Wanting the story, he follows the soldier on a top-secret mission to find the brigade's leader. Based on the book by Jon Ronson.
Director: Lee Daniels (Shadowboxer)
Cast: Mo'nique, Mariah Carey, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe
An overweight, illiterate teen girl from Harlem dreams of a better life while she deals with her abusive mother and her unwanted pregnancies from her rapist father. Based on the best-selling novel 'Push' by Sapphire.
A Serious Man
Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen (Fargo, No Country for Old Men)
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed
Set in 1960's suburban Minnesota, this dark comedy depicts a Jewish physics professor as his life unravels around him. Modest understanding of quantum physics is a plus for viewers.