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"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia, directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve
Young Mona idolizes her father, a brilliant mathematician. When he suddenly demonstrates signs of mental illness, Mona begins to obsess about numbers, using them to interpret an unpredictable and threatening world. Now an adult, Mona's old superstitions and compulsive behaviors continue to flourish,
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence after the sudden death of their young son in an accident. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of pain and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot
13 vignettes look at a country lost in a haze of post-catastrophic neurosis. From the PR handlers scouring the redwood forest for the perfect spot for a presidential photo op to the gay teenage son of a right-wing politician to the hurricane that brought so many of vastly different backgrounds toget
The story begins with Steven Russell, on his deathbed recalling the events of his life. He begins in Texas as a happily married police officer who plays the organ at church, prays with his wife and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother. That, and he's gay. But after finding and be
A nun begins to suspect the priest in charge of her school has molested one of the students.
Ira Black, 33, is brilliant, neurotic, Jewish and has so many issues he can't fit them into 12 years of analysis. He can't finish his dissertation, he can't commit to his longtime girlfriend, and he's incapable of making a decision, even if it's just what to order at the diner. Abby Willoughby, 30,
St. Augustine, Florida, 1969: An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops into a struggle in which his life, both internal and corporeal, han
After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that
The Baxter is the kind of guy you "settle" for because you can't be with the one you really love. And no one's ever been more of Baxter than tax accountant Elliot Sherman. Nice but safe, Elliot has been left at the proverbial 'altar' more times than once. From high school to college to business scho
Dating has never been easy. The time-honored search for a soul mate has always been one part humiliation, two parts aggravation, and a little blind luck thrown in for the fortunate. Today''s version of the game can be a blur of websites, speed lunches and hordes of friends and relatives who know just the "right" person for you. Thirty-something preschool teacher Sarah Nolan has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for her family to bear. With the best intentions and only her happiness in mind, they stage an intervention in an all-out effort to get her out of pajamas and back into the dating scene, one way or another. Leading the charge are Sarah''s sisters, Carol and Christine, eager to line up potential suitors, and their widowed father Bill, who sets a fine example with his own recent and very successful foray into the internet dating realm. Bill has lately been seeing the free-spirited Dolly, whom he met online, along with a number of other ladies whose names his daughters can''t quite keep track of. Eager to launch their sister''s own cyber-dating debut, Carol and Christine pretend to be Sarah and post her profile on perfectmatch.com, with the enticing message, "Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring and fun. DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs." And wait for the responses to pour in. Sarah soon endures a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches and first dates as the website offers up a stream of eager wannabes and one possible maybe--awkward but intriguing boat builder Jake Anderson, an idealist who measures romance by a Dr. Zhivago standard. A little on the intense side, Jake might be looking for more than Sarah wants right now. Meanwhile, at work, there''s a new distraction--Bob Connor, the newly separated dad of one of her young students. Charming and relaxed, Bob seems made to order, the perfect guy--but is he just too good to be true?
A wine-tasting road trip to salute Jack's final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves d
Former high school hotshot and college town legend, thirty-something Matt is now the world's oldest pizza delivery boy, filling his time with meaningless relationships and political activism that leads nowhere. Matt can't commit to anything but pizza, for which he holds an almost mystical devotion.
"The Contenders", the highest-rated 'reality' program on U.S. television, selects people at random to kill off one another until a lone champion survives. On the show, the six contenders are picked by lottery, given a gun, assigned a cameraman and let loose. Dawn is the 8-months pregnant reigning ch
Television movie based on Elizabeth Strout's novel about the tensions and longings that exist in the lives of ordinary people. Amy is a shy 15-year-old girl who lives with her single mother, Isabelle, a secretary at the local mill. Apart from Isabelle's secret love for her married boss, Avery Clark,
A chronicle of Father John P. McNamee's experiences at the inner city St. Malachy's parish, in North Philadelphia. A self-proclaimed "kept man of the domestic church", McNamee organizes his schedule around the nightly procession of locals who come by for groceries and streetwise succor (one of them
Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift--men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bo
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
Few moments in life are as powerful, emotionally charged or rife with humor as returning home to visit your parents as an adult. For ambitious New York journalist Ellen Gulden, the journey back to her quaint hometown in the midst of a crisis is all of those things. Returning home to help her father
The story of a media tycoon William Parrish, whose charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man named Joe Black who suddenly insinuates his way into Parrish's life--both in his business and private affairs. Determinedly attached to Parrish's side
A marriage is put to the test when Laura, a high-powered attorney, and her husband, Jeff, an advertising executive, spend a weekend at a family gathering.
Two best friends, Angie and Tina, are young, working class women from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. When Angie decides to have a baby without marrying the father, everyone in town has something to say about it.
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