Tag Archives: Joan Cusack

Where the Heart Is - * *

Matt Williams directs Natalie Portman as a pregnant teen abandoned by her boyfriend in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart store. Dylan Bruno, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack and Ashley Judd will also star. Sally Field will have a cameo. Based on Billie Letts’ … Continue reading

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High Fidelity - * * *

Stephen Frears directs this romantic comedy about a slacker (John Cusack) who owns a record store who sets his sights on winning back his ex-girlfriend (Iben Hjejle). Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Lili Taylor, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Natasha … Continue reading

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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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Runaway Bride - * * 1/2*

Although nearly ten years have passed, Runaway Bride tries to recreate the magic of Pretty Woman. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts return, along with a sizable portion of the earlier film’s cast. The director, Garry Marshall, is back as well. … Continue reading

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Arlington Road - * * 1/2*

Arlington Road is a thriller about a college professor (Jeff Bridges) who begins to suspect that his seemingly normal next-door neighbors (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) are terrorists. The professor must apply his book knowledge when he takes matters into … Continue reading

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In & Out - * * *

A man questioning his own sexuality does not seem like the ideal topic for a comedy. But with a good script, and plenty of humor, In & Out tackles this touchy subject matter with aplomb. Howard Brackett is the high … Continue reading

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Grosse Pointe Blank - * * *

Grosse Pointe Blank is a darkly amusing black comedy that needs a better title. John Cusack is Martin Blank, a hitman for hire, who has just been invited to his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (hence … Continue reading

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Mr. Wrong - *

Mr. Wrong is a clumsy, repetitive attempt at comedy. Ellen DeGeneres is Martha Alston, a 31 year old single woman who meets the perfect guy, Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman). However, when he suddenly metamorphoses into the boyfriend from hell, she … Continue reading

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