Search results for "Albert Brooks"


Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005) RT 42% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Aug 2006

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Fred Thompson  •  Penny Marshall

The Muse (1999) RT 52% / Audience 33%

DVD release: May 2001

What happens when a screenwriter (Brooks) loses his edge, he turns to anyone he can for help... even if it's the mythical "Zeus's Daughter" (Stone). And he's willing to pay, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Sharon Stone  •  Andie MacDowell  •  Jeff Bridges

Mother (1996) RT 89% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 2001

After two failed marriages a science fiction writer decides that coming to terms with his mother will improve his chances for a successful relationship, so he moves in with her.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Rob Morrow  •  Lisa Kudrow

Defending Your Life (1991) RT 97% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Apr 2001

In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

Lost in America (1985) RT 96% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2001

David and Linda Howard are successful yuppies from LA. When he gets a job disappointment, David convinces Linda that they should quit their jobs, liquidate their assets, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Sylvia Farrel  •  Tina Kincaid

Modern Romance (1981) RT 85% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Jan 2006

A film editor (Albert Brooks) breaks up and makes up with his girlfriend (Kathryn Harrold), unsure if he is in love.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Kathryn Harrold  •  Bruno Kirby  •  James L. Brooks

Real Life (1979) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Feb 2001

A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Dick Haynes  •  Joseph Schaffler  •  Phyllis Quinn

Finding Nemo (2003) RT 99% / Audience 86%

DVD release: May 2013

A tale which follows the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish, the fretful Marlin and his young son Nemo, who are separated from each other in the Great Barrier Reef when ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Lee Unkrich  •  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Ellen DeGeneres  •  Alexander Gould  •  Willem Dafoe

Drive (2011) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Nicolas Winding Refn
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  Carey Mulligan  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Albert Brooks

This Is 40 (2012) RT 51% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Mar 2013

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow




The Simpsons Movie (2007) RT 88% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Dec 2007

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  David Silverman
CAST:  Dan Castellaneta  •  Julie Kavner  •  Nancy Cartwright  •  Yeardley Smith

The In-Laws (2003) RT 34% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Oct 2003

Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his new in-laws are international smugglers.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Albert Brooks  •  Ryan Reynolds  •  Candice Bergen

My First Mister (2001) RT 53% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Apr 2002

Leelee Sobieski is brash, abrasive and vulnerable as a teenage child of divorce who hides her pain behind a mask of hard-edged gothic rebellion. Albert Brooks plays a man who ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Christine Lahti
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Leelee Sobieski  •  John Goodman  •  Carol Kane

Critical Care (1997) RT 59% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Mar 2000

Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  James Spader  •  Kyra Sedgwick  •  Helen Mirren  •  Albert Brooks

The Scout (1994) RT 22% / Audience 21%

DVD release: Oct 2001

When his star recruit botches a Major League Baseball debut, humiliated talent scout Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) gets banished to rural Mexico, where he finds a potential gold ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Albert Brooks  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Anne Twomey

I'll Do Anything (1994) RT 61% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Feb 2003

Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Nick Nolte  •  Whittni Wright  •  Albert Brooks  •  Julie Kavner

Broadcast News (1987) RT 98% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Basket-case network news producer Jane Craig falls for new reporter Tom Grunnick, a pretty boy who represents the trend towards entertainment news she despises. Aaron Altman, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Albert Brooks  •  Holly Hunter  •  Robert Prosky

Unfaithfully Yours (1984) RT 20% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Jun 2005

Dudley Moore plays a composer who suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover. The whole movie sort of compares his expectations of a perfect ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Nastassja Kinski  •  Armand Assante  •  Albert Brooks