Keyword: bittersweet

Into the Wild

Into the Wild (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 09/20/2007
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost...
Amour

Amour (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 12/18/2012
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Life of Pi

Life of Pi (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 11/20/2012
A Montreal writer in search of his next project happens across the incredible story of Piscine Militor Patel. Pi was born in Pondicherry, India in the 1970s and spends his days among tigers, zebras, hippos, and other exotic creatures at the zoo his father owns. He develops his own theories about faith, belief and human (and animal) nature - but after Pi attempts to befriend a Bengal tiger named...
My Sister's Keeper

My Sister's Keeper (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 06/25/2009
Sara and Brian Fitzgerald's life with their young son and their two-year-old daughter, Kate, is forever altered when they learn that Kate has leukemia. The parents' only hope is to conceive another child, specifically intended to save Kate's life. For some, such genetic engineering would raise both moral and ethical questions; for the Fitzgeralds, Sara in particular, there is no choice but to do...
Sleepwalk with Me

Sleepwalk with Me (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/23/2012
"I'm going to tell you a story, and it's true....I always have to tell people that." So asserts comedian-turned-playwright-turned-filmmaker Mike Birbiglia, directly to the viewer at the outset of his autobiographically-inspired, fictional feature debut. Birbiglia wears his incisive wit on his sleeve while portraying a cinematic surrogate. We are thrust into the tale of a burgeoning stand-up...
Stepmom

Stepmom (1998)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/24/1998
Jackie and Isabel have nothing in common--one is the ideal mother, the other is struggling to be any kind of mother--until circumstances force them to share a family and put aside their mutual hostility for the sake of the children. They discover how precious life, love and the ties that bind them really are in this tale about the intricate circumstances surrounding what happens when a man's new...
Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
This is the tale of the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 07/14/2011
In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
Pompeii

Pompeii (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 02/20/2014
Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him.
(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 07/16/2009
Tom believes, even in this cynical modern world, in the notion of a transforming, cosmically destined, lightning-strikes-once kind of love. Summer doesn't. Not at all. But that doesn't stop Tom from going after her, again and again, like a modern Don Quixote, with all his might and courage. Suddenly, Tom is in love not just with a lovely, witty, intelligent woman -but with the very idea of Summer...
Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Rated: R Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 11/01/1990
A Vietnam veteran suffers from the belated impact of government sanctioned LSD experiments.
About Alex

About Alex (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 08/07/2014
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group's best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained.
Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Rated: R Runtime: 142 minutes Release date: 09/22/1994
Andy Dufresne, a mild mannered New England banker, is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. Despised at first by the other inmates because of his introverted manner, Andy slowly forges an unlikely friendship with Red, a seasoned lifer and his gang. Soon, Andy also becomes popular with the prison guards, including the vicious Captain Hadley who offers him protection against the jail's...
Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 12/24/2013
Nelly, a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens - famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success - falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The...
Pretty One

The Pretty One (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 02/06/2014
Twin sisters Laurel and Audrey are polar opposites. Audrey has confidence, style, independence and a promising career in real estate, while awkward Laurel still lives at home with her widowed father. When Audrey returns home to celebrate their birthday, she begins to urge Laurel to break out of her shell and instigates a makeover. But before the new Laurel is revealed, the twins are in a car crash...
Superman Returns

Superman Returns (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 154 minutes Release date: 06/27/2006
Superman--born on a planet which has long since died--has been raised by adoptive parents on the Kent farm in Kansas. The young boy Kal-El is renamed Clark Kent, and though he has grown up among humans, he is not one of them. Under Earth's yellow sun, he can do two things humans can only dream of, but to co-exist with them he must live a dual life as mild, unassuming Clark Kent, secretly...
This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/18/2014
The Foxman family doesn't get along, and they haven't all been together in years. But when the patriarch dies, the whole clan is expected to fulfill his final wish and sit Shiva for him for an entire week. Now newly divorced, newly jobless Judd Foxman has to travel home to face his dysfunctional family, including his hot-to-trot psychiatrist mom, his sarcastic older brother, his unhappy sister and...
Philomena

Philomena (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, became pregnant as a teenager in 1952. Her family abandoned her out of shame and sent her to a convent, where, along with other young girls in the same predicament, she was regarded as "a fallen woman." Three years later, the nuns made her give up her son Anthony for adoption in America. Lee, who was forced to sign a document promising "never to seek to...
Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
Real-life cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was upended in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Shunned by many of his old friends and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, Ron decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the...
At Middleton

At Middleton (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 01/30/2014
Two strangers - straight-laced George and eccentric Edith - meet on their children's campus tour at the idyllic Middleton College. Failing comically to connect with their kids, George and Edith play hooky together, ditching the official tour for a carefree adventure reminiscent of their own college years. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes a revealing and enlightening experience...
Sea Inside

The Sea Inside (2004)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 12/16/2004
Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. Film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought...
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women--Effie, Deena and Lorrell--who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis...
Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 08/14/2014
Frank Stirn moves with his family to become a barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1944. Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi SS Officer threatens his wife. Her Catholic sister falls for a Jewish soldier haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino and the death of his best friend. Frank's daughter befriends a German...
Beneath The Harvest Sky

Beneath The Harvest Sky (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
Best friends Casper and Dominic are fiercely loyal to one another, as they come of age in a small farming town in Maine. During harvest break, Casper is drawn into smuggling drugs across the Canadian border with his outlaw father, Clayton. Meanwhile, Dominic works his final potato harvest, hoping to earn the money he needs to buy a car and take them away towards a better future. But with Casper's...
Rocks in My Pockets

Rocks in My Pockets (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 09/04/2014
Latvia, late 1920s. Anna, a young woman, pretty and educated, falls in love with an entrepreneur who is 30 years her senior. But with marriage comes great jealousy, and the entrepreneur hides Anna away in the forest, where she bears him eight children. Through the Great Depression and multiple invasions, Anna is a pillar of strength, defying the hardships, raising her young and teaching them how...