Keyword: writer

Adult World

Adult World (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 02/13/2014
Amy is a naïve, awkward aspiring poet in a post-grad existence that is going nowhere. Living with her parents in a bland upstate New York town, certain of her yet-to-be-acknowledged literary greatness and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local sex shop owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by diva transvestite Rubio and adorable local boy Alex. Amy...
Sex and the City

Sex and the City (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 145 minutes Release date: 05/29/2008
Carrie Bradshaw, successful author and everyone's favorite fashion icon-next-door, continues to narrate her own story about sex, love and the fashion-obsessed single woman in New York City. Carrie and her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, juggle jobs and relationships while navigating motherhood, marriage and Manhattan real estate.
Young Adult

Young Adult (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 12/08/2011
Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart. When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.
King Kong

King Kong (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 180 minutes Release date: 12/13/2005
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a...
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...
Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 141 minutes Release date: 05/09/2013
Would-be writer Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and travels to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby and across the bay from his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom. Through...
Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/10/1998
It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theatre scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. While the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him, Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse--and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who...
Her

Her (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 12/17/2013
In Los Angeles, in the near future, lives Theodore Twombly - a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system that promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet...
Bedazzled

Bedazzled (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 10/19/2000
Elliot Richards, a nerdy low-level technical advisor, makes a deal with the Devil (who happens to be a gorgeous woman) to fulfill his wildest dreams of becoming rich, powerful and sexy. In exchange for his soul, the Devil temptress grants him seven wishes but they backfire. After asking to be rich, powerful and married to Alison, Elliot is transformed overnight into a Colombian drug lord. After...
Help

The Help (2011)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 08/09/2011
At the dawn of the civil rights movement, three Mississippi women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss, and her mother won't be happy until she finds a husband. Aibileen, a wise African-American maid and caretaker, suffers after the loss of her own child. And Minny, Aibileen's sassy best friend, struggles to...
Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

Rated: PG Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 12/24/2003
In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream...
Wild Hogs

Wild Hogs (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 03/01/2007
A comedy-adventure about a group of middle-aged friends who decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. Taking a long, dreamed-of breather from their stressful jobs and family responsibilities, they can't wait to feel the freedom of the open road. However, when this mis-matched foursome, who have grown far more used to the couch than the saddle, set out for...
Salvador

Salvador (1986)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 03/04/1986
Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 109 minutes Release date: 06/29/2006
In the dizzying world of New York fashion, where size zero is the new 2, six is the new 8, and a bad hair day can end a career, Runaway Magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen with a finely manicured fist by Miranda Priestly--the most powerful woman in fashion--Runway is a fearsome gauntlet for anyone who wants to make it in the industry. To make Runway the fashion bible of New York and therefore the...
Junk

Junk (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 03/13/2014
Kaveh and Raul are two B-movie co-writers who have suffered a bitter falling out. Kaveh lost his girlfriend, and spends his days getting high in his apartment, while Raul is off studying at Columbia University. But when one of their films, Islama-rama 2, is accepted by a film festival, the two ex-friends are forced to tentatively re-connect in order to pitch their script to the mysterious producer...
Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool (2003)

Rated: R Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 07/01/2003
Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French...
Shepard & Dark

Shepard & Dark (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 09/24/2013
Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark met in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s and, despite leading very different lives, remained close friends ever since. Shepard became a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and an Academy Award-nominated actor, while Dark was a homebody who supported himself with odd jobs. Nevertheless, he and Dark continued writing to each other, amassing hundreds of letters.
Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
Grappling with writer's block, legendary American poet Elizabeth Bishop travels from New York City to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s to visit her college friend, Mary. Hoping to find inspiration on Mary's sprawling estate, Elizabeth winds up with much more - a tempestuous relationship with Mary's bohemian partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares, that rocks the staid writer to her foundation...
Blumenthal

Blumenthal (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 03/27/2014
Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold's estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups in order to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul's wife and son must each grapple with their own personal obstacles through a set of circumstances so...
On the Road

On the Road (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 124 minutes Release date: 12/20/2012
After his father's death in the late 1940s, 24-year-old aspiring writer Sal Paradise meets 20-year-old ex-jailbird Dean Moriarty and his beautiful wife Marylou in New York. Dean is extremely charming and has a flexible moral code, and is as fascinated by Sal's obsession with writing as Sal is by the unfettered freedom of his lifestyle. The two men spend intense nights of drinking, dreaming of...
Feed the Fish

Feed the Fish (2009)

Rated: None Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 11/21/2009
Joe Peterson is a burned-out kids book writer who's approaching his mid-life crisis. With his career at a standstill and his relationship in shambles, he leaves town with his best buddy to do the Polar Bear Plunge in the dead of winter in northern Wisconsin in an attempt to reignite his fire. On his quest he meets Axel, an inspirational mentor, The Sheriff, an obsessed law enforcement professional...

The End of the Tour (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 07/18/2014
Language of a Broken Heart

Language of a Broken Heart (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 03/07/2013
A neurotic, best-selling author who writes about love has the heightened emotional capacity of a woman and is eloquent on the subject, but can't keep girls from leaving him. After he comes back to his apartment in New York City to find his fiancee with another man, he returns to his hometown and the only woman he ever left, his mother. There, he renews his relationships with the people who matter...
Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love (2013)

Rated: R Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 07/04/2013
Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens cannot stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica, who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-with-benefits, Tricia, tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else's charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha is publishing her first novel...
Violette

Violette (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 06/12/2014
Violette Leduc, born as an illegitimate child at the eve of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in St-Germain-des-Prés in the years following World War II. An intense, lifelong relationship between the two women begins: For Violette it's a quest for freedom through writing and for Simone, an established writer, she believes in Violette and thinks she is dealing with the fate of an...