Keyword: dysfunctional

American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 09/14/1999
Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the ax -- the typical suburban nightmare. When you've got nothing to lose, you might as well risk everything. Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester decides to make a few changes in his life that are less mid-life crisis than adolescence redux. The freer...

Sister Cities (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/06/2014
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...
Gambler

The Gambler (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 12/24/2014
Jim Bennett is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit...
In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 11/22/2001
Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a choral music teacher. Their only child, Frank, home from school for the summer, is working as a part-time lobsterman to earn money for graduate school in the fall. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother, Natalie. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an...
Judge

The Judge (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 10/09/2014
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of the murder of his wife, Hank's mother. Hank sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

Conducta (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Chala is an 11-year-old with an attitude problem and a difficult life. When his teacher Carmela -- the only person who Chala respects -- takes a short leave of absence, her substitute sends the boy to a rehab center. Upon her return, Carmela tries to correct the situation, but her commitment will put them both at risk.

Electroboy (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/26/2014
Florian Burkhardt, alias "Electroboy", fled his difficult family circumstances to travel the world in search of glory and reward. His journey is a fantastical quest to establish his identity, one that ends in fear and disenchantment, but luckily also enables him to find himself.

Sleeping With Other People (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/29/2014
Lainey and Jake lost their virginity to each other during college, freaked out, and went their separate ways. When they bump into each other many years later, they discover that their long-ago night of passion left lasting and detrimental consequences on their love lives: Jake has become a weaselly womanizer who often gets pushed into oncoming traffic by jilted partners, while Lainey is a...
Stoker

Stoker (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/21/2013
A Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan, presided over by eminent scholar and patriarch, Poppy, turns into a disastrous holiday weekend when black sheep daughter Nina pays her first visit home in 15 years. Nina immediately clashes with stepmother, Deborah, and competes with her siblings for Poppy's affection - and money. Over three days, the family gradually disintegrates over...
Poker House

The Poker House (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 07/16/2009
An ordinary day in young Agnes' life is anything but. With a strung-out mother, a pimp father and a home overrun by gamblers, thieves and johns, Agnes is simply trying to survive, along with her two younger sisters.
Leolo

Leolo (1993)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 04/01/1993
Angriest Man in Brooklyn

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 83 minutes Release date: 05/22/2014
Some people have bad days. Henry Altmann has one every day. Always unhappy and angry at the world including everyone in it, Henry sits impatiently at the doctor's office when he is finally seen by Dr. Sharon Gill. Sharon, who is enduring her own bad day, reveals that Henry has a brain aneurysm. This news makes Henry even angrier, yelling at Sharon he demands to know how much time he has left...
Orange County

Orange County (2002)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 81 minutes Release date: 01/10/2002
High school senior Shaun Brumder finds out one day that there's more to life than surfing and sunning in California's Orange County. A friend's freak surfing accident causes Shaun to seriously reassess his life. As he does so, he finds, buried in the sand, a copy of Marcus Skinner's novel, "Straight Jacket." By the time he's done reading the book, Shaun realizes that his destiny is to become a...
Motel Life

The Motel Life (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
Frank and Jerry Lee Flannigan work odd jobs, drink hard, and drift from motel to motel. Their only escape is through Frank's fantastic stories and Jerry Lee's rich illustrations. Everything changes when Jerry Lee is involved in a hit-and-run accident, which forces the brothers across the state to the home of Frank's old flame, Annie. While the two seem safe from the law, Jerry Lee's insatiability...

Sleeping With the Fishes (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 11/29/2012
After her cheating husband dies and leaves her broke, Alexis Rodriguez Fish has been reduced to juggling humiliating odd jobs. When she goes home for a distant aunt's funeral, dreads admitting to her family that her life is a disaster. Once home, she's re-immersed in her Latin and Jewish roots, her mother confronts her about her life choices, and the tension rises. But when she takes a job in her...
Postcards From the Edge

Postcards From the Edge (1990)

Rated: R Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 09/11/1990
Based on Carrie Fisher's roman a clef, the story concerns a young actress who has recently gone through drug rehabilitation, and is trying to cope with not only the Hollywood scene but her own mother's, a former musical comedy star of the 50s and 60s, more socially acceptable alcoholism.
Child of God

Child of God (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.
Stuart Saves His Family

Stuart Saves His Family (1995)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 04/11/1995
When Stuart Smalley tangles with his "rage-aholic" station manager, he loses his public access TV show. This triggers one of his characteristic "shame spirals," and things go from bad to worse when a favorite old aunt dies, leaving a meager inheritance, which prompts Stuart to return home to Minneapolis in a vain, co-dependent attempt to save his entire family from themselves.
Cadillac Man

Cadillac Man (1990)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 05/17/1990
One disasterous week in the life of a Queens car salesman who's involved with three women, and is in jeopardy of losing his job, sanity, and life.
Compulsion

Compulsion (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 89 minutes Release date: 06/20/2013
Amy is a vivacious and charismatic gourmet chef with a dangerous appetite. She uses the most sensual types of cuisine to lure her prey, who she turns into victims of her twisted methods of controlling relationships and creating intimacy. When Amy realizes her new neighbor, Saffron, is the former child star she has always idolized, she uses her prowess in the kitchen in an attempt to dominate her...
Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher (2002)

Rated: None Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 03/28/2002
Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, a prestigious music school in Vienna. In her early forties and single, she lives with her overprotective and controlling mother in a hermetically sealed world of love-hate and dependency, where there is no room for men. Her sex life consists of voyeurism and masochistic self-injury. Lonely and alienated, Erika finds solace by visiting sex...
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 107 minutes Release date: 09/05/2013
100 years after its creation, the power of the Federal Reserve has never been greater. In this documentary, current and former Fed officials, top economists, financial historians, famed investors and traders provide unprecedented access, taking viewers behind the curtain to debate the future of the world's most powerful financial institution. Digging beneath the surface of the 2008 crisis, the...
Dir: Jim Bruce
With: N/A