...characterizations become more conventional, but I was struck by just how good both Mandy Moore, as Rapunzel, and Donna Murphy, as Mother Gothel, are in their roles. Certainly it's the writing, but, in the realm of Disney fantasy, this...
Now Playing Synopsis: Actress Vera Farmiga makes her feature directorial debut with this adaptation of Carolyn S. Briggs' autobiography, This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost. Haunted by a low sense of self-worth ever since her childhood in the 1960s, Corrine finds her happy family falling apart by the time she reaches high school, and seeks comfort in the arms of talented young guitarist Ethan. Later compelled to join a tight-knit fundamentalist community that offers both security and spiritual nourishment, Corrine and Ethan discover a sense of peace that ultimately proves short-lived once the more conservative tenets of the congregation start to take priority. Her illusions of the ideal faith-based community shattered, Corrine begins to question her entire belief system as her life starts to unravel once again. Joshua Leonard and John Hawkes co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Joshua Leonard, Norbert Leo Butz, Michael Chernus, Vera Farmiga, McKenzie Turner, Donna Murphy, John Hawkes Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Todd Solondz's black comedy Dark Horse stars Jordan Gelber as Abe, a thirtysomething loser still living with mom and dad, and employed at his father's company, even though he would rather spend his time buying toys online. He meets Miranda (Selma Blair), and tries repeatedly to go on a date with her. When he finally succeeds in this endeavor, he asks her to marry him. Soon she has given him hepatitis, and Abe goes through a series of hallucinations involving his father's secretary. Dark Horse played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Justin Bartha, Donna Murphy, Christopher Walken, Aasif Mandvi Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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