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(B+) O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
The Coen brothers' latest is based in part on the Odyssey (a prologue credits the story to Homer). But its title comes from that most sublime of Preston Sturges classic comedies, "Sullivan's Trave...

(A-) Ocean's Eleven

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Almost everyone knows the original "Oceans 11," but almost no one remembers much about it except that Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, and Joey had some plan to knock over casinos in Las Vegas and that t...

(B+) Ocean's Twelve

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
The movie's irresistible tagline is "Twelve is the new eleven." But this twelve is more like the old eleven, the first "Ocean's 11" movie, starring Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, where the chief ...

(B+) On the Waterfront

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Plot: Based on a true story (with a less satisfying conclusion), this is the story of the men who had the courage to stand up to the corrupt longshoreman's union. The union is controlled by Johnny ...

(B+) One True Thing

Genre: Family Issues
MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Based on Anna Quindlen's novel, this is the story of a young writer who learns the value of her mother when she goes to care for her during her treatment for cancer. Renee Zellweger plays Ellen Gul...

(B+) Ordinary People

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MPAA Rating:     Audience: Middle School
Plot: Conrad Jarrett (Timothy Hutton) has returned home after four months in a mental hospital. He tried to kill himself following a tragic boating accident with his brother, Bucky, who drowned. He...

(C+) Osmosis Jones

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The Farelly brothers, whose "There's Something About Mary" plumbed new depths of bodily function humor (and ended up on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 funniest movies) have plumbed n...



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