Embarrassed with the current state of their lives, Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa Kudrow) create a fictional backstory as successful business women when they attend their ten-year high school reunion.
Before Night Falls (2000)
Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas (Javier Bardem) was an early supporter of the Castro revolution, but his homosexuality led to his imprisonment and exile.
Resident Evil (2002)
I’m old enough to fondly remember the original Resident Evil video game, it’s hard to believe it spawned such a successful film series.
The Big Wedding (2013)
Alejandro convinces his divorced, adoptive parents Don (Robert Deniro) and Ellie (Diane Keaton) to pretend they’re still married to appease his birth mother’s Catholic faith when she comes to his wedding.
Tummler and Solomon supply dead cats to a grocer who then sells them to a local restaurant. When a rival poaches their cats, they break into his house, discover his catatonic grandmother, and turn off her life support.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
The director, Carlos Reygada, is well-regarded, especially for his earlier film Luz Silencosia (2007). Maybe his other films are better than this, but I’m not inclined to believe it.
Love Birds (2011)
Doug (Rhys Darby) is dumped by his longtime girlfriend and falls into a tailspin of depression. When he finds an injured duck and nurses it to health, he emerges from his depression and falls in love with veterinarian Holly (Sally Hawkins). This New Zealand romantic comedy is not very imaginative, but Rhys Darby is so charming it’s hard not to like the film.
The eponymous stalker guides The Writer and The Professor to The Room, a magical place in the middle of a heavily restricted area known as The Zone, where your innermost desire becomes reality.
This is the End (2013)
Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen were best friends growing up in Canada, but since Seth became a major star, their friendship has strained. When both of them go to a huge party at James Franco’s house, the apocalypse happens. You wouldn’t think the end of the world would be fertile ground for comedy, but this film proves otherwise.
The Doors (1991)
Unlike the standard musical biopic, this movie makes no effort to portray Jim Morrison as a redeemable character. When your protagonist is a selfish asshole who likes drugs, your film is at a disadvantage. When you spend considerable amounts of time recreating one acid trip after another, your movie becomes tedious.