Marcia Gay Harden
When the eldest son fell in the well and most of the time getting help was spent pronouncing the name of the one in trouble, the Chinese, according to legend, decided to give all their children short names.
"In this poetic and inspiring memoir, one of America's most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years--and how, together, they are facing her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives--Beverly, a...
Nine-year-old Felicity is a spirited girl growing up in Virginia just before the American Revolution. She knows she's supposed to stay quietly indoors doing girly things, but she yearns for the freedom of the outdoors and for the adventure of riding horses.
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever.
5) Whip it
Bliss Calendar is a small-town teenager with a big dream: to find her own path in the world. Tired of following in her family's footsteps of compliance and conformity, Bliss discovers a way to put her life on the fast track, literally. She lands a spot on a rough-and-tumble roller derby team and becomes 'Babe Ruthless', the hottest thing on eight wheels.
Set in the 1920s, Stanley, an Englishman posing as an Asian magician, attempts to debunk fake spiritualists. He then travels to the south of France to unmask a supposed medium named Sophie as a good-looking fake, but he ends up falling for her real-world charms instead.
As a social worker, Irena had access to the Warsaw Ghetto, making it possible for her to rescue the daughter of a Jewish friend and safely hide the young girl with a Catholic family. Realizing that thousands of children were still in danger, Irena recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great personal risk, she devised extraordinary schemes to sneak the children by Nazi...
A local plumber is plunged into the national spotlight when he takes on the former President of the United States, who can't believe he's running against a man who installed his toilets. To make matters worse, the ex-president is trying to steal the election -- and the affection of the handyman's girlfriend. Whoever wins, one thing's for sure, this town is not small enough for both of them.
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Returning from college one Christmas, Thomas Kinkade finds his mother is ready to lose the family cottage to foreclosure. He is inspired to paint a mural of his hometown, which launches his career and helps the town rediscover their Christmas spirit.
11) If I were you
After Madelyn and Lucy meet by chance, they make a pact to fix their unhappy lives: they will only do what the other one says and ignore their own instincts. But Madelyn has a secret. She knows her husband is sleeping with Lucy, a much younger and beautiful woman. Madelyn's plan backfires when Lucy, an aspiring actress, orders her to play King Lear in a very amateur production with Lucy playing the fool.
13) Space cowboys
They had trained body and mind for America's leap into space. But when the moment came, they were replaced. Now, 40 years later, another moment has come and this time it's all theirs. These old-school test pilots whose grasp of outdated technology makes them the only ones able to repair a primitive, deorbiting Russian satellite that imperils Earth.
Three mid-life Manhattanites have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the corporate ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. The trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts--in the wallet!
Brilliant but befuddled Professor Phillip Brainard is on the brink of inventing a revolutionary energy source and missing his wedding for the third time! He develops a miraculous elastic goo flubber that enables anything its applied to, to bounce super high and fast.
Residency Director Dr. Leanne Rorish leads four first-year residents through the life-or-death challenges that will change the course of their careers and lives. Rookies Christa Lorenson, Malaya Pineda, Mario Savetti and Angus Leighton dive into the chaos of Angels Memorial Hospital, hoping to learn from the best while facing some of life's worst.
17) Mona Lisa smile
Set in 1953, Katherine Watson is a free-spirited graduate of UCLA who accepts a teaching post at Wellesley College, a women-only school where the students are torn between the repressive mores of the time and their longing for intellectual freedom.
Kit Kittredge (2008). "Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job."--Www.imdb.com. Samantha (2004). "Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady."--Www.imdb.com. Molly (2006). "Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII...
20) American dreamz
"American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale.