Search results for "Alia Shawkat"


Ruby Sparks (2012) RT 78% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Life After Beth (2014) RT 44% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jeff Baena
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Dane DeHaan  •  John C. Reilly  •  Molly Shannon

Night Moves (2014) RT 86% / Audience 42%

DVD release: Sep 2014

The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Peter Sarsgaard

The To Do List (2013) RT 52% / Audience 46%

DVD release: Nov 2013

Feeling pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college, Brandy Klark makes a list of things to accomplish before hitting campus in the fall.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Maggie Carey
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Johnny Simmons  •  Bill Hader  •  Alia Shawkat

The Moment (2013) RT 13% / Audience 5%

DVD release: Aug 2014

Fearing she may be responsible, a mental patient (Jennifer Jason Leigh) tries to unravel the mystery behind her ex-lover's (Martin Henderson) disappearance.  (more)

GENRES: Thriller
DIRECTION:  Jane Weinstock
CAST:  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Martin Henderson  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Marianne Jean-Baptiste

The Brass Teapot (2012) RT 33% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jun 2013

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ramaa Mosley
CAST:  Juno Temple  •  Michael Angarano  •  Alexis Bledel  •  Billy Magnussen

That's What She Said (2012) RT Audience 31%

DVD release: Jan 2013

Longtime best friends Bebe and DeeDee are both wrestling with love. Bebe has met someone new and is in the exuberant phase of a budding romance. DeeDee is trying to move on ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Carrie Preston
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Miriam Shor  •  Marcia DeBonis

Damsels in Distress (2012) RT 76% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Sep 2012

A trio of beautiful girls set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university: the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Whit Stillman
CAST:  Greta Gerwig  •  Adam Brody  •  Aubrey Plaza  •  Analeigh Tipton

Cedar Rapids (2011) RT 86% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jun 2011

A naive Midwesterner insurance salesman travels to a big-city convention in an effort to save the jobs of his co-workers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Miguel Arteta
CAST:  Anne Heche  •  Ed Helms  •  Sigourney Weaver  •  John C. Reilly

The Lie (2011) RT 74% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Mar 2012

A man's life is altered unexpectedly after telling a lie to get out of work.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joshua Leonard
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Kelli Garner  •  Mark Webber  •  Jane Adams




The Runaways (2010) RT 68% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), two rebellious teenagers from Southern California, become the frontwomen for the Runaways -- the now-legendary ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Floria Sigismondi
CAST:  Kristen Stewart  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Alia Shawkat

Whip It (2009) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2010

In Bodeen, Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Drew Barrymore
CAST:  Ellen Page  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Landon Pigg  •  Sarah Habel

Amreeka (2009) RT 87% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2010

Eager to provide a better future for her son, Fadi (Melkar Muallem), divorcée Muna Farah (Nisreen Faour) leaves her Palestinian homeland and takes up residence in rural ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Cherien Dabis
CAST:  Nisreen Faour  •  Melkar Muallem  •  Hiam Abbass  •  Alia Shawkat

Bart Got a Room (2008) RT 70% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jul 2009

Everyone is searching for love in director Brian Hecker's semi-autobiographical story. Danny Stein, a high school senior at the bottom of the social food chain, needs a prom ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Brian Hecker
CAST:  Steven Kaplan  •  William H. Macy  •  Cheryl Hines  •  Alia Shawkat

Prom Wars (2008) RT Audience 29%

DVD release: Apr 2010

The graduating class at Miss Aversham and Miss Cronstall's School for Girls find that they have - in defiance of the natural laws of probability - all blossomed simultaneously ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Phil Price
CAST:  Rachelle Lefevre  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Ricky Ullman  •  Kevin Coughlin

Deck the Halls (2006)

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  John Whitesell
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Matthew Broderick  •  Kristin Davis  •  Kristin Chenoweth

Not Like Everyone Else (2006) RT Audience 54%

Not Like Everyone Else is a 2006 TV movie that aired on Lifetime Television and starred Alia Shawkat, Illeana Douglas & Eric Schweig. It is based on a true story of events ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Alia Shawkat  •  Illeana Douglas  •  Eric Schweig  •  Ritchie Montgomery