A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Director: Lone Scherfig | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams. Votes: 121 552 | Gross: $12.57M. An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on an autobiographical article in Granta by British journalist Lynn Barber The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy. Votes: 119 288 | Gross: $45.70M.
This is a list of mainstream films featuring significant 'May–December' romances, where the age differential between the two adults is wide enough to risk social disapproval.
In some of the films listed below, the age difference is a major part of the film plot. if you have any suggestion please comments! Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film by Stanley Kubrick based on the classic novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov.
The film stars James Mason as Humbert Humbert, Sue Lyon as Dolores Haze (Lolita) and Shelley Winters as Charlotte Haze with Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty. Due to the MPAA's restrictions at the time, the film toned down the more provocative aspects of the novel, sometimes leaving much to the audience's imagination. The actress who played Lolita, Sue Lyon, was fourteen at the time of filming. Kubrick later commented that, had he realized how severe the censorship limitations were going to be, he probably never would have made the film.
An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The film is considered one of the most romantic of all time, according to the American Film Institute.
The movie was a remake of McCarey's 1939 film Love Affair, starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. An Affair to Remember was almost identical to Love Affair on a scene-to-scene basis. McCarey used the same screenplay as the original film, which was penned by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart. American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, a middle-aged magazine writer who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, Angela (Mena Suvari).
Annette Bening co-stars as Lester's materialistic wife, Carolyn, and Thora Birch plays their insecure daughter, Jane; Wes Bentley, Chris Cooper and Allison Janney also feature.
The film has been described by academics as a satire of American middle class notions of beauty and personal satisfaction; analysis has focused on the film's explorations of romantic and paternal love, sexuality, beauty, materialism, self-liberation and redemption.
An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, and James D'Arcy. The film was previewed at the AFI Film Festival on November 5, 2005 and was released in U.S.
theaters on May 5, 2006. The film had an earlier release in the U.K. on April 14, 2006. The movie was panned by critics and audiences and performed poorly at the box office. The film is based on the novel The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, by Brent Monahan. The events in the novel are based on the legend of the Bell Witch.
The film switches from the 19th century to the 21st, and features a side story about a recently divorced mother whose daughter is going through something like the same experience as Betsy Bell. An American in Paris is a 1951 MGM musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant, the film is set in Paris, and was directed by Vincente Minnelli from a script by Alan Jay Lerner.
The music is by George Gershwin, with lyrics by his brother Ira, with additional music by Saul Chaplin, the music director. The story of the film is interspersed with show-stopping dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin tunes. Songs and music include "I Got Rhythm," "I'll Build A Stairway to Paradise," "'S Wonderful," and "Our Love is Here to Stay". The climax is "The American in Paris" ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin's An American in Paris.
The ballet alone cost more than $500,000, a staggering sum at the time. An Education is a 2009 British coming-of-age drama film, based on an autobiographical article in Granta by British journalist Lynn Barber.
The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming older man who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2009 including Best Picture and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan.
As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with an asthmatic son, and Greg Kinnear as a gay artist.
The screenplay was written by Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks. Both Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Academy Award for Best Actress, respectively, making As Good As It Gets the last film to win both of the lead acting awards, and the first since 1991.
It is ranked 140th on Empire magazine's "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time" list. Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic crime film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late 1979, it was released in France and Germany in 1980 and in the United States in 1981. The script was written by John Guare. It stars Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon, Kate Reid, Robert Joy, Hollis McLaren, Michel Piccoli, and Al Waxman.
Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American comedy film and the third and final installment of the Austin Powers series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The movie was directed by Jay Roach, and co-written by Mike Myers and Michael McCullers.
Myers also plays the roles of Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Fat Bastard. The movie co-stars Beyoncé Knowles, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Michael York, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Mindy Sterling and Fred Savage. There are a number of cameo appearances including Steven Spielberg, Kevin Spacey, Britney Spears, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito, Katie Couric, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Nathan Lane, and The Osbournes. The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and starring her husband Daniel Day-Lewis; it also stars Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan McDonald, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Susanna Thompson and Beau Bridges.
The film tells the story of an environmentalist and his teenage daughter who live alone on a secluded island commune, and their complicated relationship as a heart illness brings his life to an end. It was filmed in Rock Barra, Prince Edward Island, Canada and in New Milford, Connecticut.
The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir, directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name.
It stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as the female lead in a film about the "process of a criminal investigation, not its results. William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay. Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen.
The script is based on the 1977 French film, Un moment d'égarement. The original music score was composed by Kenneth Wannberg. Cast members included Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, José Lewgoy and Demi Moore. Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis. Its plot revolves around a production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet by a prestigious New York City company.
The production requires a ballerina to play both the innocent White Swan and the sensual Black Swan. One dancer, Nina (Portman), is a perfect fit for the White Swan, while Lily (Kunis) has a personality that matches the Black Swan. When the two compete for the parts, Nina finds a dark side to herself. Bulworth is a 1998 American film co-written, co-produced and directed by the film's star, Warren Beatty.
It was loosely based on the life of Beatty's friend, Tennessee political figure John Jay Hooker. It co-stars Halle Berry, Oliver Platt, Don Cheadle, Paul Sorvino, Jack Warden, and Isaiah Washington. The film follows the title character, California Senator Jay Billington Bulworth (Beatty), as he runs for re-election while trying to avoid a hired assassin. The Cat's Meow is a 2001 drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Izzard, Edward Herrmann, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, and Jennifer Tilly.
The screenplay by Steven Peros is based on his play of the same title, which was inspired by the mysterious death of film mogul Thomas H. Ince. Chaplin is a 1992 biographical film about the life of English comedian Charlie Chaplin.
It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Kevin Kline, and Anthony Hopkins. It also features Geraldine Chaplin in the role of her own paternal grandmother, Hannah Chaplin.
Circle of Two is a 1980 Canadian film. It starred Richard Burton as a 60-year old artist who falls in love with a sixteen-year-old played by Tatum O'Neal. It was the last film directed by acclaimed film noir director Jules Dassin. The film has been distributed by well-known B-movie company Troma Entertainment. It has also been distributed under the title "Obsession." Code 46 is a 2003 British film directed by Michael Winterbottom, with screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
It was produced by BBC Films and Revolution Films. It is a disquieting science fiction love story with themes that explore the moral impacts of advances in biotechnology. The soundtrack was composed by David Holmes under the name "Free Association".
The film was shot in Dubai, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and many interiors in London, both for logistic reasons and because the juxtaposition of elements of these cities offered a believable futuristic setting.
Crazy Heart is a 2009 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Scott Cooper and based on the 1987 novel of the same name by Thomas Cobb. Jeff Bridges plays a down-and-out country music singer-songwriter who tries to turn his life around after beginning a relationship with a young journalist portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Other supporting roles are played by Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, and child actor Jack Nation. Bridges, Farrell, and Duvall also sing in the film.
The Crush is a 1993 American thriller film written and directed by Alan Shapiro. It stars Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in her feature film debut. It was filmed on location in Vancouver, British Columbia. In editing the film for broadcast TV, the character of Darian's name was changed to Adrian after a lawsuit against screenwriter Alan Shapiro by the real-life Darian Forrester. The VHS and laserdisc versions of the film still use the original name, but DVD releases and later cable TV airings also change the name to Adrian.
La Cucina is a 2007 romantic drama written by A. W. Gryphon. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida, Leisha Hailey, & Rachel Hunter. It was directed by first time directors Allison Hebble & Zed B.
Starkovich. The film was scored by Ian Ball from the band Gomez. Although Ball had contributed songs to other films such as the Academy Award winning film American Beauty, this was his first attempt at scoring an entire film. Daddy Long Legs (1955) is a Hollywood musical comedy film set in France, New York City, and the fictional college town of "Walston" in Massachusetts.
The film was directed by Jean Negulesco, and stars Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Terry Moore, Fred Clark, and Thelma Ritter, with music and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron, loosely based on the 1912 novel Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. The Blue Angel (German: Der blaue Engel) is a film directed by Josef von Sternberg in 1930, based on Heinrich Mann's novel Professor Unrat. The film is considered to be the first major German sound film and it brought world fame to actress Marlene Dietrich. In addition, it introduced her signature song, Friedrich Hollaender's "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)".
Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis ("Dr. T") and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Tara Reid, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler as the various "women" that encompass his everyday life.
The movie was primarily filmed in Dallas, Texas, and was released in US theaters on October 13, 2000. The film's music was composed by alternative country singer Lyle Lovett, who released an album of his score in September 2000. The Edge is a 1997 film drama directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Harold Perrineau and Elle Macpherson co-star.
L. Q. Jones also has a supporting role as an innkeeper. Bart the Bear, a trained Kodiak Bear known for appearances in several Hollywood movies, appears as a vicious grizzly; this was one of his last film roles. Election is a 1999 American comedy film adapted from a 1998 novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. The plot revolves around a three-way election race in high school, and satirizes both suburban high school life and politics.
The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Golden Globe nomination for Witherspoon in the Best Actress category, and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film in 1999. The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 American musical dramedy film produced by Paramount Pictures and MTV Films.
It stars Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the film's protagonist as he attempts to revive a church choir in order to enter a gospel competition with the help of a beautiful lounge singer (Beyoncé Knowles) with whom he soon falls in love. Frida is a 2002 biographical film which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.
The movie was adapted by Clancy Sigal, Diane Lake, Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas and Edward Norton (uncredited) from the book Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera. It was directed by Julie Taymor. It won Oscars for Best Makeup and Best Original Music Score (recipient: Elliot Goldenthal). Funny Face is an American musical film released in 1957 in VistaVision Technicolor, with assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin.
The film was written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Stanley Donen. It stars Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and Kay Thompson.
Photographer Richard Avedon designed the opening title sequence and consulted on the film, and Astaire played Dick Avery, a still photographer. Contrary to common belief, only four of the songs are from the 1927 Broadway musical production of the same name.
The Girl in the Café is a British made-for-television drama film directed by David Yates, written by Richard Curtis and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones.
The film is produced by the independent production company Tightrope Pictures and was originally screened on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2005. It was also shown in the United States on cable television station Home Box Office on the same day.
Bill Nighy portrays the character of Lawrence, with Kelly Macdonald portraying Gina. Nighy and Macdonald had previously starred together in the 2003 BBC serial State of Play, which was also directed by Yates and produced by Bevan-Jones. The Girl in the Café's casting director is Fiona Weir who, at the time, was also the casting director for the Harry Potter films, the last four of which Yates directed. The film was noted at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards; it won for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Cillian Murphy.
The film is named after a painting of the same name by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The film uses a bright color scheme as in Vermeer's paintings. Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film, directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. It was written by McBride and Jack Baran, based on a biography by Myra Lewis and Murray M. Silver Jr. The picture executive producers were Michael Grais, Mark Victor, and Art Levinson, and was produced by Adam Fields.
The early life of Jerry Lee Lewis when he became a teen idol and married his 13-year-old cousin Myra is depicted in this film.
Before the marriage caused a scandal, many thought Lewis would supplant Elvis Presley as the "King of Rock and Roll" in the 1950s. Gigi is a 1958 musical film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette.
The film features songs with lyrics by Lerner; music by Frederick Loewe, arranged and conducted by André Previn. In 1991, Gigi was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The American Film Institute ranked it #35 in AFI's 100 Years...
100 Passions. The film is considered the last great MGM musical and the final great achievement of the Freed Unit, headed by producer Arthur Freed, although he would go on to produce several more films, including the musical Bells Are Ringing in 1960. The film was the basis for an unsuccessful stage musical produced on Broadway in 1973.
Guinevere (1999) is a film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor. The film was written and directed by Audrey Wells and stars Stephen Rea, Sarah Polley, Jean Smart, and Gina Gershon.
The running time is 105 minutes. The film was a 1999 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize nominee. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for Welles' screenplay, which she shared with Frank Whaley's script for Joe the King. High Society (1956) is a musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in VistaVision and Technicolor with music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
It was directed by Charles Walters and produced by Sol C. Siegel from a screenplay by John Patrick, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry.
The cinematography was by Paul Vogel, the art direction by Cedric Gibbons and Hans Peters and the costume design by Helen Rose. It was the last film appearance of Grace Kelly, before she became Princess consort of Monaco.
The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented trainer with a remarkable gift for understanding horses, who is hired to help an injured teenager (played by Scarlett Johansson) and her horse back to health following a tragic accident.
Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American drama film directed and written by Woody Allen. The films stars Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson and Blythe Danner. It was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Judy Davis) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Woody Allen).
The movie debuted around the same time as Allen and Farrow's relationship ended because of his relationship with Soon Yi Previn. How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The screenplay was based on the plays The Greeks Had a Word for It by Zoe Akins and Loco by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert. The music score was by Alfred Newman and the cinematography by Joseph MacDonald.
The costume design was by Travilla. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American drama and horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
The film focuses on Lestat, a Parisian vampire who turns a New Orleans plantation owner, Louis, into a vampire in 1791. The film chronicles their time together, and their turning of a twelve year old Creole girl, Claudia, into a vampire. The film leads up to present day, in which Louis tells his story to a San Francisco reporter.
The film stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Kirsten Dunst, with Antonio Banderas and Stephen Rea co-starring. The film was released in November 1994 to generally positive critical acclaim, and received Oscar nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Original Score. Kirsten Dunst was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.
Jane Eyre (1943) is a classic film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by William Goetz, Kenneth Macgowan, and Orson Welles (uncredited). The screenplay was by John Houseman, Aldous Huxley, Henry Koster, and Robert Stevenson, from the novel by Charlotte Brontë. The music score was by Bernard Herrmann and the cinematography by George Barnes.
The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film. It was directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police detective who is lured back into service by his police commissioner brother (Harvey Keitel) when a serial killer terrorizes the city.
Nick becomes involved with the mayor's daughter (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and is aided in his investigation by one of his neighbors, an eccentric artist played by Alan Rickman. Kandukondain Kandukondain (Tamil: கண்டுகொண்டேன் கண்டுகொண்டேன்; English: I Have Found It) is a 2000 Tamil musical and romantic film based on Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility .
Directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon, the film features an ensemble cast of Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai and Abbas in the lead roles. Veteran actors Srividya, Raghuvaran and Manivannan also played other pivotal roles in the film. Kurukkante Kalyanam is a 1982 Malayalam film that dwells on love that transcends age barriers, told with a deft touch of humor and simplicity in narrative. It is about a shy,timid and introverted Sivasubrahmania Hariramachandran who falls head over heels for the petite and spunky Saritha, regardless of an age difference of 14 years between them.
The film also marks the directional debut of Sathyan Anthikad. L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Mick Jackson and written by Steve Martin, who also stars in the film. Set in Los Angeles, California, it tells the story of Harris K. Telemacher (Martin), an L.A. weatherman who falls in and out of love with the aid of a talking freeway sign which arguably speaks for the city itself.
The movie is both a romantic comedy and a satire and celebration of life and L.A. culture. Three songs by Enya, "On Your Shore" and "Exile" (from Watermark) and "Epona" (from Enya), can be heard in this motion picture. Last Chance Harvey is a 2008 American romantic drama film written and directed by Joel Hopkins. The screenplay focuses on two lonely people who tentatively forge a relationship over the course of three days.
Dustin Hoffman plays an American composer who loses his job and his position of father of the bride in the course of a single day overseas. Last Tango in Paris (Italian: Ultimo Tango a Parigi) is a 1972 Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who takes up an anonymous sexual relationship with a young, soon-to-be-married Parisian woman.
It stars Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Jean-Pierre Léaud. The film's raw portrayal of sexual violence and emotional turmoil led to international controversy and drew various levels of government censorship. The MPAA gave the film an X rating upon release in the United States. After revisions were made to the MPAA ratings code, it was classified as an NC-17 in 1997. MGM released a censored R-rated cut in 1981. The film has its NC-17 rating for "some explicit sexual content." Léon (also known as The Professional and Léon: The Professional) is a 1994 thriller film written and directed by French director Luc Besson.
It stars Jean Reno as a mob hitman, Gary Oldman as a corrupt DEA detective, and a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered by corrupt police agents. Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong.
The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film adaptation of the Alcott classic, following silent versions released in 1917 and 1918, a 1933 George Cukor-directed release, and a 1949 adaptation by Mervyn LeRoy.
It was released exclusively on December 21, 1994, and was released wide on December 25, 1994, by Columbia Pictures. Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain as Dolores "Lolita" Haze, with supporting roles by Melanie Griffith as Charlotte Haze, and Frank Langella as Clare Quilty. Love in the Afternoon is a 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder.
The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the Claude Anet novel Ariane, jeune fille russe (trans., Ariane, Russian Girl), which previously was filmed as Scampolo in 1928 and Scampolo, ein Kind der Strasse (trans., Scampolo, a Child of the Street) in 1932, the latter with a script co-written by Wilder.
Wilder was inspired by a 1931 German adaptation of the novel Ariane directed by Paul Czinner. Manhattan is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen about a twice-divorced 42-year-old comedy writer who dates a 17-year-old girl before eventually falling in love with his best friend's mistress. The movie was written by Allen and Marshall Brickman, who had also successfully collaborated on Annie Hall.
Manhattan was filmed in black and white and 2.35:1 widescreen. The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach.
It was the final film appearance for both Gable and Monroe. It was not a commercial success at the time of its release, but it garnered critical respect for its script and performances. Murphy's Romance is a 1985 romantic comedy film adapted by Harriet Frank Jr.
and Irving Ravetch from a story by Max Schott and directed by Martin Ritt. The film stars Sally Field (also executive producer), James Garner, Brian Kerwin, and Corey Haim. The film's theme song, "Love for the Last Time", is performed by Carole King. My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn, and directed by actress Christine Lahti. The film is the story of an alienated goth teen (Leelee Sobieski) who forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely men's clothing store owner (Albert Brooks).
The film also co-stars Carol Kane, John Goodman, and Desmond Harrington. Network is a 1976 American satirical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about a fictional television network, Union Broadcasting System (UBS), and its struggle with poor ratings.
The film was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, and stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight. The film won four Academy Awards, in the categories of Best Actor (Finch), Best Actress (Dunaway), Best Supporting Actress (Straight), and Best Original Screenplay (Chayefsky). North by Northwest is a 1959 American thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason, and featuring Leo G.
Carroll and Martin Landau. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who wanted to write "the Hitchcock picture to end all Hitchcock pictures".
Oldboy (Hangul: 올드보이, the phonetic transliteration of "old boy") is a 2003 South Korean film directed by Park Chan-wook. It is based on the Japanese manga of the same name written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya. Oldboy is the second installment of The Vengeance Trilogy, preceded by Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and followed by Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.
The Opposite of Sex is a 1998 film written and directed by Don Roos. It stars Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan and Lisa Kudrow. The film marked departures for both Ricci and Kudrow, cast against type for the roles they were known for at the time (Ricci for adolescents in The Addams Family and Casper, Kudrow for being the resident airhead on Friends).
Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood who also stars in the lead role. This movie has plot similarities to the classic Western Shane (1953), including a similar final scene. The film also bears similarities to Eastwood's previous Man with No Name character, and his 1973 western High Plains Drifter. The title is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as the rider of a pale horse is Death. The film also featured Michael Moriarty, Carrie Snodgress, Christopher Penn, Richard Dysart, Sydney Penny, Richard Kiel, Doug McGrath and John Russell.
A Perfect Murder is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. It is supposedly a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 film, Dial M for Murder, though the characters' names are all changed, the characters of Halliday and Swann are combined, and over half the plot is completely rewritten and altered. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the screenplay was written by Patrick Smith Kelly. Pineapple Express is a 2008 American stoner action comedy directed by David Gordon Green, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and starring Rogen and James Franco.
Producer Judd Apatow, who previously worked with Rogen and Goldberg on Knocked Up and Superbad, assisted in developing the story, which was partially inspired by the buddy comedy subgenre. The film was released on August 6, 2008. Franco was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his performance in the film.
Poison Ivy is a 1992 thriller and drama film directed by Katt Shea. Andy Ruben (who also produced the film) transformed Melissa Goddard's story into the screenplay. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt and Cheryl Ladd. The original music score is composed by David Michael Frank. This film was shot in Los Angeles, California. Leonardo DiCaprio had a small role in the film.
Pretty Baby is a 1978 historical fiction drama film directed by Louis Malle. The screenplay was written by Polly Platt. The title is inspired by the Tony Jackson song, "Pretty Baby", which is used in the soundtrack. Although the film was mostly praised by critics, it was quite controversial at the time, especially for its scenes of the nude pre-teen Brooke Shields.
The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name, and the first major American attempt to deal with the geo-politics of Indochina. It was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and stars Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, and Giorgia Moll.
It was critically well-received, but was not considered a box office success. The Quiet American is a 2002 film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name. It was directed by Phillip Noyce and starred Michael Caine, George Henry Hsu, Brendan Fraser, and Do Thi Hai Yen. The 2002 version of The Quiet American, in contrast to the 1958 version, depicted Greene's original ending and treatment of the principal American character, Pyle.
Like the novel, the film illustrates Pyle's moral culpability in fostering intrigue within the South Vietnamese government. Going beyond Greene's original work, the film used a montage ending with superimposed images of American soldiers from the intervening decades of the Vietnam War.
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Tuesday 18 Dec 2018 3:59 pm When her boyfriend cheated on her, Tiana Perea from Houston, Texas, knew what needed to be done. The 21-year-old decided to use her birthday party to reveal that boyfriend Santos had been sexting with another girl – and break up with him on the spot.
In a speech in front of all their friends, Tiana told him she knew all about his antics and kicked him out of the house, sending him on his way with all his belongings. After drinking some tequila, Tiana turned to Santos and began her speech as her friends surrounded them, recording the whole thing. Is this the right thing to do when your bf cheats on you? @s_umana — Tiana Perea (@tianaperea__) When the group finished doing shots around the kitchen, Tiana thanked her friends for coming to the party.
She then said: ‘I’d like to thank Santos for making me realise I deserve so much better. ‘Because every single person here knows you were trying to f*ck with some girl.
‘All of us have seen screenshots … you were sexting her and sending her videos.’ ‘You literally sent her the same picture you sent me today. In case you didn’t figure it out, we’re over and you can get the f*** out.’ At this point, Tiana’s brother could be seen coming down with a duffel bag with Santos’ stuff as her friends cheered and came to console Tiana over the whole thing.
More: The daring speech has been applauded and criticised all over social media with some commending her for publically calling him out while others called her cold or extra for doing it in front of everyone.
Tiana gave a shoutout to her brother Darian – the guy who brought her ex’s bag downstairs – to thank him for taking part. She followed up the tweet of the video with some selfies of her asking people to hit her up as she’s single now.
Family of the groom? The material here caters for specific scenarios, including various speeches for fathers, brothers (younger and older), sons, and even cousins. As you'll see, when you're family, there are some distinct advantages to compiling your speech.
This section also provides specific speeches for a female best man, and a best man double act. (Groom’s younger brother? There’s nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to get people rolling around in the aisles.) In this speech the Best Man highlights the defining moments of the Groom’s life.
It’s a ride down memory lane, making pit stops at a number of the Groom‘s flaws. But wait! The speech is also about the future of the Bride and Groom. A vital ingredient to any Best Man speech. (Everyone loves a slice of sibling rivalry: As the Groom's younger brother, you're all set to bring the house down.) The humour in this speech comes at the expense of the Best Man, but in a very clever way.
Portray yourself as an envious underachiever convinced that your ‘perfect’ brother is the number one son. You devious boy, you. It hasn’t always been easy growing up in the footsteps of an older and more successful brother.
He was always the first to do things; to win awards at school, to get girlfriends, to use the bathwater... Of course, I have learnt a great deal from Paul's always being first. I was, for instance, able to avoid some truly terrible haircuts. As you can see, that one's still relevant now.
(A younger brother describes the life lessons the Groom has taught him. Or failed to.) You can make harmless jokes at the Groom’s expense, provided you ultimately acknowledge what a wonderful brother he makes. Oh, and he’ll make a fine husband too - don’t forget that part.
This speech illustrates how best to recall family anecdotes so as not to eliminate those that weren’t there. Now before I begin this speech, I'd like to ask you all a little favor.
The thing is, by the time I've finished, you're going to be in no mood to live, let alone clap. So what I'm going to ask you to do is give me a standing ovation now, while the going's still good (audience stands up, claps). Okay, now what I want you to do is direct all those good vibes to the two people who really matter here today – Linda and Paul! (standing ovation is directed to the bride and groom). (The Best Man recounts stories of the Groom as teacher, protector and travel companion, relaying lessons that the Bride can learn from these experiences.) The example below serves as a neat template for a formal and sincere Best Man toast to a sibling.
Hopefully the audience will appreciate you for this straightforward and sensible style. Paul, I know we've had our arguments in the past. Like that time you stole the Oreos from my lunch pack.
Or the time you tied me up outside the school gates. But all that's in the past now. Heck, it was well over a week ago. Whatever you've got up your sleeve next, I know I'll forgive you, because I love you man! (A Best Man and Older Brother recounts stories about the Groom. But it's not all in the name of nostalgia; apparently the Bride can learn from these experiences too.
Apparently.) This entertaining speech and toast is an ideal template for a Groom’s brother in the role of Best Man.
The laughs come from a Best Man looking back to the Groom’s past in an attempt to explain his failings. As the extract below indicates, the Best Man devotes a section of the speech pondering the newlyweds' future and how he himself might fit into the picture. In the future I see Sunday dinners, the families together, the harvest of honest work upon the table. I hear the laughter of children, I smell the wonderful odour of home baked bread. Then I see I’ve got the address wrong.
I’m at the house next door. Oh well. Let me find the right house. Ah, there’s Paul and Linda. They welcome me into their home. The children run to me.
Then they run past me. They run into the street and keep going. Paul and Linda run after them. I am alone with their fridge. It couldn’t have gone better if I had planned it. (An older brother uses his insider knowledge to bring the house down.) A Best Man Brother knows the Groom like no one else. You know things about him that could sway the Bride’s mind about this whole wedding! But be kind: jokes about potty training and childhood sweethearts are best left in the family. Weddings celebrate togetherness, and this speech is an example of how to include the whole audience.
(Shared experiences from nappies to nuptials makes for great speech fodder in this Best Man speech from an older brother.) Being the older brother of the Groom presents you with some unmissable speech opportunities. Incorporate memories of the Groom to form an entertaining, yet complimentary piece.
This speech illustrates how to tell family ‘in-jokes’ in a way that other guests still feel included. The all-round vibe will be much more comfortable for it.
(The Groom's older brother reminisces about childhood escapades, and is kind enough to take a share of the blame for the Groom’s imperfections. How selfless!) Here's the ideal speech if you are looking to derive entertainment from the Groom’s indecision and persuasion to worry. The Best Man laments his failings as an older Brother, unable to prevent the Groom from acquiring some undesirable character quirks. On the surface, it sounds like you're taking the mickey out of yourself. In actuality, the Groom is the butt of most jokes.
Ingenious. When my baby brother, Paul, asked me to be his Best Man, I seriously thought about saying “no.” I’m not that fond of making speeches and I’m a little uncomfortable with the idea I'm expected to give Paul advice as he starts married life.
After all, bad advice is at the heart of every classic story from our childhood. (The Groom's older brother talks about the Groom's interest in golf along with his charity work, and his career as a banker.) The jokes in this speech result from a Best Man who clearly knows the Groom inside out. Brothers can get away with humor that is harsher and more shallow, and this should be taken advantage of; just like in the following extract. My family and I wish to thank each of you for joining us here tonight for the happiest of occasions: my little brother’s marriage to his lovely bride, Linda.
Paul, it is not every day your friends and your family, your neighbors and your coworkers, come together from near and far, to say... “Is she really going to go ahead with this?” (An older brother emphasizes the Groom's attributes and qualities. Perhaps they’ve made some kind of pact...) A Best Man proud of his older brother charts the Groom’s early successes and expresses his fondness of the Bride (classily, mind). Brotherly love is at the heart of this speech.
Maybe you guys used to hate each other... there has to be some reason why you’d go for sentiment over roast. Paul, I am extremely proud to be your older brother, and truly honored to be your best man. In spite of our seven year age difference, we share a special closeness and friendship that I treasure. Maybe that's got something to do with me acting three and a half years younger than my age, and you acting three and a half years older.
But seriously, as your big brother I've always tried to watch over and protect you. Just as often though, it's been the other way round.
(A lighthearted toast from a Twin Brother, cheekily suggesting the Groom's party days are behind him. ) The Groom is the life and soul of the party and the Best Man wants everyone to know it.
Maybe the Best Man is concerned that marriage will dumb the Groom down, result in fewer hall passes and generally restrict his fun. Of course, anyone already married knows that’s exactly what will happen.
I'm sure a good deal of you have either witnessed Paul's party animal exploits firsthand, or otherwise read about them in the papers. Linda is going to tame that wild, lion-like mentality of yours for good, Paul.
At least I assume that's what the whip, top hat and false mustache you keep in the bedroom are for... (A sizzling collaboration between the Groom’s two Best Men. Between you, paint a light-hearted picture of the man you’ve come to know so well.) The key to being a great Best Men double act is to avoid stepping on one another’s toes.
An audience shouldn’t be in any doubt as to who they’re focussing on. This means making a clear separation in the dialogue. Explain from the get-go there are two of you doing this speech (as in the extract below). (Are two heads better than one? Only if they’re not competing against each other. This speech ensures both best men stay on level-pegging throughout.) Two of the Groom’s best mates join forces to reveal the singular effect this man has had on their lives.
This speech demonstrates how to incorporate two personalities and two perspectives into a single performance. Ripping into each other a bit can be comical too. Joint speeches often fail as a result of a poor format choice, but stick to the format here, and you’ll come up trumps! (This speech by the Father of the Groom expresses pride and pleasure at the honour of being Best Man. ) Here’s a speech that gives the Father of the Groom's amusing thoughts on his son's wedding day.
The Bride and her family are welcomed into the family fold, and he mentions some of his son's exploits during his growing years. From the style and tone, it’s clear this is very much a Best Man speech and NOT a Father of the Groom one.
(A comical toast from the Groom’s Father acting in the capacity of Best Man. ) The Father of the Groom explains how much his son means to him and how happy he is to gain such a wonderful daughter-in-law. It expresses a Father’s pride and honour at being asked to fill the Best Man role.
Amusing words of fatherly advice are offered, lending the speech a comical tone throughout. As the Father of the Groom, careful consideration must be given to ensure you don’t step on the Father of the Bride’s toes. Remember, it’s a Best Man speech! (This Best Man conveys pleasure and pride at being invited to support his son on such a special occasion.) This speech is of the sincere and sentimental variety, although not entirely devoid of humour (that would be a mistake).
The Groom’s father reminisces about the man he hoped his son would become one day. Share your wish that your son will be a devoted husband who will lead his family with strength and love. And then make it apparent you don't have absolute confidence in him to do this. (Father of the Groom? Praise your son's character and devotion to his family, while welcoming the Bride into the fold. You'll be the most popular man of the day. Aside from the Groom of course.) As Father of the Groom, you've got to refrain from the natural tendency to boast about your son’s accomplishments (everyone knows he's wonderful anyway).
Instead, present an unbiased view including any amusing shortcomings. In fact, amusing shortcomings should feature heavily. It may sound odd to some of you that a father and son could be best friends, but I consider it life's greatest blessing. While I'm not going anywhere Paul, and you can always count on me, today I pass the baton to Linda. She's your new partner in life's adventures.
And I am confident that both of you will share laughter, love, and a passion for everything you choose to pursue. As long as you choose to pursue everything that Linda wants to pursue. (Is your father the Groom? Here's how to embark on a light roasting, simultaneously paying compliments to his new Bride (that bit's essential).) The Groom’s son paints the Bride as a heroine for managing all the quirks that come as standard with his Father.
Fully endorse the marriage, and describe the happy couple as perfectly suited and destined for happiness. It's really important that the Bride in this case has your 'blessing' as it were.
The sample below plays on the feelgood spirit of a wedding occasion. (Your own father in the role of romantic suitor? There's only one way to respond to that: With tongue-in-cheek vibes. But say some nice things too, mind.) What exactly has your Father's new Bride let herself in for?
Enlighten the room on a few of your Dad's foibles. At the same time, express delight that your Father has found such a loving companion, and reiterate that the Bride is a welcome addition to the family. You’re a lucky woman, Linda, especially if my father treats you with the same respect and consideration with which he’s treated me. He’ll show you how to start the lawnmower. He’ll show you what goes in the recycling. If you're really good to him, he'll show you his back issues of Top Gear magazine.
Oh sorry, you thought he'd taken them to the dump didn't you... (Are you the Bride's brother as well as the Best Man? Look no further than this speech; it sends both newlyweds up in equal measure. We live in an age of equality after all...) If you know both the Groom and the Bride well, that makes your speechmaking job a whole lot easier. This speech is light-hearted and cheeky in tone, yet shows genuine admiration for the newlyweds too. The humour comes from pointing out to the new Bride that she's unlikely to change the Groom's previous obsessions.
Just make sure sis has a sense of humour... Firstly, on behalf of the bridesmaids, I’d like to thank Paul for his kind words and to reiterate how wonderful they both look and what a fantastic job they have done today. I would also like to say that Linda looks stunning, as I’m sure you’ll all agree. Which really isn’t that much of a surprise given we're related.
Also, sis, I want those shoes back by the end of the day. (The Best Man expresses the good wishes of a brother for the Bride and her Groom on their wedding day. Cheekily, of course.) Here, the Best Man speaks about what the couple and their marriage mean to their families and friends.
The Groom’s attributes and achievements are applauded, while the Best Man looks forward with confidence to the newlyweds' shared future. (A Best Man cousin reminds family and friends of all the things the Groom would rather forget. That's what family is for, after all.) Here, the honour of being chosen to do this speech is acknowledged by an amusing Best Man who regards the Groom as a brother rather than a cousin.
The Groom is reminded of his love of dirty jokes, his passion for cooking and his obsession with football. Analogies are used to link the Groom’s sporting talent with the beautiful occasion today. If you’re single and want to use your dodgy dating record to big-up the marriage, this speech will get you off the mark. Aunts and uncles, mums and dads, grandmas and grandpas, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances… make yourselves comfortable. It’s story time. Since you're my captive audience, I am now going to air everyone’s dirty laundry.
If you have something to hide or are easily embarrassed, this would be a good time to go to that other wedding the less-popular family member invited you to. (The Groom's close female friend serves as the Best Man and talks about Groom's loyalty, motorcycle interest and choice of teaching career.) As Best Woman, your role is a pretty unique one. This sets up some great material for your speech. Plus people are likely to be even more on your side than they would for a 'normal' Best Man.
Milk it for all it's worth!
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