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Last updated September 28, 2022

Monsoon Wedding Poster

Monsoon Wedding

2001 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

As the monsoon rains loom in director Mira Nair's romantic drama, Lalit Verma (Naseeruddin Shah) and his extended family reunite for the last-minute arranged marriage of his daughter Aiditi (Vasundhara Das) in New Delhi. But long-guarded secrets threaten to tear the family apart. As wedding preparations proceed, five stories intersect, highlighting different aspects of love and crossing boundaries of class and continent.
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Dakota Skye

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Superpowers rarely come without a price, and for 17-year-old Dakota Skye, the price is cynicism that stems from spotting the truth in every lie. Disengaged, she watches life go by from the sidelines until she meets the unfailingly honest Jonah. Problem is, Jonah is her beau's best friend -- which leaves Dakota navigating the treacherous waters between friendship and romance in this well-crafted indie drama.
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Truly Everlasting

2012 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

An NFL star becomes a sports commentator following a career-ending injury, and winds up in a twilight zone between love and hate after reconnecting with his childhood adversary. Trask Maxwell (Kenny Rogers) was a gridiron giant when his entire career went up in flames. Determined to persevere, he moves back to his hometown in Houston, and begins working in the media. All is well until Trask reconnects with Felicia Madaris (Mikki Marbra), a girl who made his life a living hell before blossoming into an irresistible beauty. Now, Trask can't shake the suspicion that Felicia is only after his money. But just when the eligible bachelor thinks he's got it all figured out, he finds that he may have been a bit too quick to judge
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Weekend Poster

Weekend

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

This frank drama centers on the cautious relationship between two gay men -- one a genial lifeguard, the other a lusty art-gallery worker -- who contemplate turning a passionate one-night stand into something more meaningful.
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HottieBoombaLottie

2008 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Actor Seth Packard writes, directs and stars in this charming indie comedy as a wannabe Don Juan-type named Ethan, whose designs to woo the beautiful Madison are jeopardized when his bullish brother, Clay, gets involved.
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Chasing Amy

1997 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Comic book artist Holden meets the perfect woman, only to learn that she's a lesbian. Their friendship develops into something more when Holden confesses his love for her, but secrets from her past threaten their relationship.
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Talk of Angels

1998 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

As the Spanish Civil War rages on, passions also ignite between Irish governess Mary Lavelle (Polly Walker) and her employer's married son, Francisco Areavaga (Vincent Perez), who, against his relatives' wishes, rails openly against the president, General Franco. Should Mary continue her affair -- the ultimate act of disloyalty to a family that trusts her -- or go home to face a failed engagement? Co-stars Penelope Cruz and Frances McDormand.
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Is It Just Me?

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Although successful writer Blaine is kind and witty, he can't find true love because he's intimidated by the overt sexuality of guys such as his roommate, Cameron. But all that changes when he meets the man of his dreams online -- or does it?
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Straight A's

2013 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Seeking redemption, family outcast Scott returns to his hometown, only to throw everyone's lives into disarray. It's particularly troubling for his sister-in-law, who was once his high school sweetheart.
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Angels of Sex

2012 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When enigmatic Rai saves young dancer Bruno from a mugging, an intimate and adventurous friendship soon develops between the two men. Throw Bruno's girlfriend, Carla, into the mix, however, and emotions suddenly become more complicated.
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Under New Management

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

After the death of his mobster uncle, Wall Street hot shot Robert is tasked with helping his crew of wise guys go straight. But while Robert is teaching them the real estate biz, he's also falling in love with the FBI agent seeking to imprison them.
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In the Land of Blood and Honey: Authentic-Language Theatrical Version

2011 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Danijel, a Bosnian Serb soldier, reunites with Ajla, a Muslim woman he was involved with before the Bosnian War, when she is captured by his camp and forced to work as a sex slave. In Bosnian language with subtitles.
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Reach for Me

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When his new hospice roommate -- 25-year-old Kevin -- moves in, the quiet life of senior citizen Alvin turns upside down. Forced to escape Kevin and his girlfriend, Alvin meets free spirit Valerie and discovers he still has much to learn about life.
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Coyote County Loser

2009 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When he gets waylaid in rural Coyote County, big-city radio host Jack takes to the airwaves of a local radio station and boasts that he can help the county's biggest loser land a date with the region's hottest woman.
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Comes a Bright Day

2012 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Sam visits a posh jewelry store to ask sales assistant Mary on a date, but he becomes a hostage when thieves storm the place. Sam and Mary get to know each other while trapped with her boss and the crooks in a tense standoff with the police.
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Daydream Nation

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

City girl Caroline Wexler feels like she's spinning her wheels when she moves to a small rural town where she's got nothing in common with anyone -- except her disarmingly handsome teacher, Mr. Anderson.
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In the Land of Blood and Honey Poster

In the Land of Blood and Honey

2011 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Danijel, a Bosnian Serb soldier serving under his father's command, reunites with Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim woman he was involved with before the war, when she is captured by his camp and forced to work as a sex slave.
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The River Why

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Zach Gilford stars as Gus Orviston, a discontented city-dweller who abandons the urban rat race, moves to the wilderness to devote his time to fly-fishing and begins a quest to pull a prize rainbow trout from the river.
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Stuck Between Stations

2011 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

In this romantic tale of second glances, war-weary soldier Casper is on a brief leave when he bumps into childhood friend Rebecca at a packed party, and the pair sets off on a night crawl that sends them through their own bittersweet past.
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Love Birds

2011 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Recently dumped and wallowing in self-pity, Doug decides to nurse an injured duck back to health with the assistance of Holly, an eccentric vet and bird specialist. Soon, romance begins to bloom, but the path to love is never easy.
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16 to Life

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

On her 16th birthday, never-been-kissed Kate (Hallee Hirsh) decides to play cupid for two people she works with, pairing her boss (Theresa Russell) with a paraplegic customer (Jaime Gomez) and setting up short-order cook Rene (Shiloh Fernandez) with an oversexed co-worker (Emily Foxler). But in the process of matchmaking, Kate learns some surprising lessons about love and the mechanics of romantic relationships.
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Blue Valentine Poster

Blue Valentine

2010 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Once crazy about each other, Cindy and Dean have now grown apart. Cindy is disenchanted while Dean languishes in the emotional emptyness of their life in rural Pennsylvania. As they muddle through their marriage, they hearken back to the golden days.
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Bear City

2010 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

As he comes to grips with his undeniable attraction to big, hairy men and adjusts to his new roomies, cute cub Tyler struggles to figure out his place within the tight-knit bear community, gain acceptance from his old friends and find fuzzy love.
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Take This Waltz

2011 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Filmed in Toronto, this intimate, unflashy romantic drama portrays a happily married woman who experiences a sudden and strong desire for another man. Further complicating the situation, the object of her desire resides just across the street.
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A Brooklyn State of Mind

1998 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When gangster Al meets beautiful filmmaker Gabriella, trouble brews when Al's partner, Nicky, gets suspicious of her -- and he's right: her documentary could be all about the crooked ways of Frank Parente, Al and Nicky's boss.
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