Movies

 

Charlotte’s Web Movie: Charlotte’s Web (2006)

There are family relationships and general personal relationships. (talking animals and real people)

Director: Gary Winick

Writers: Susannah Grant (screenplay), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay)

Actor: Dakota Fanning, Animal Voices: Julia Roberts (actress), Robert Redford (actor), Oprah Winfrey (black talk show)

Plot: Based on the beloved children’s novel by E.B. White, a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is compelled to sell him to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman down the street. At Zuckerman’s barn, Wilbur meets a host of animals and later learns from them that come winter, he will be slaughtered for food. Fearing for his life, Charlotte, a gentle and wise spider whom befriended the lonely Wilbur, vows to save his life.

 Father of the Bride Movie: Father of the Bride (1990)

It is about getting married in America.

Director: Charles Shyer

Writers: Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)

Actor: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Plot: In this remake of the Spencer Tracy classic, George and Nina Banks are the parents of young soon-to-be-wed Annie. George is a nervous father unready to face the fact that his little girl is now a woman. The preparations for the extravagant wedding provide additional comic moments.

Movie:Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee

Writers: Annie Proulx (short story), Larry McMurtry (screenplay)

Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

Plot: A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond–by turns ecstatic, bitter and conflicted.

Movie:The Proposal (2009)

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Director: Anne Fletcher

Writers: Peter Chiarelli

Actor:  Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen

Plot: When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), who she’s tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own.

Movie:Married Life(2007)

A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife’s death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.

Director:  Ira Sachs

Writers: Ira Sachs (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay), John Bingham(book)

Actor: Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams

Plot: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he’s in love. Trouble is, Harry’s already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be hurt too deeply by a divorce. Then, Harry’s new love, Kay, joins them. Richard is smitten, so when he finds out that Pat may be in love with someone else but won’t tell Harry . He’d unite pairs of lovers, but he’d lose Kay. Meanwhile, Harry decides that a swift end to Pat’s life would be more kind than divorcing her. He buys poison. Murder will out?