Search results for "Bob Balaban"


Parents (1989)

Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Randy Quaid  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Sandy Dennis  •  Bryan Madorsky

The Exonerated (2006) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Danny Glover  •  Brian Dennehy

My Boyfriend's Back (1993) RT 14% / Audience 47%

DVD release: Sep 2002

Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Andrew Lowery  •  Traci Lind  •  Danny Zorn  •  Edward Herrmann

Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) RT Audience 45%

DVD release: Apr 2010

Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Joan Allen  •  Ed Begley, Jr.  •  Kathleen Chalfant

The Last Good Time (1994) RT 89% / Audience 33%

A reclusive aging widower struggling with tax problems has a complete change in his views of life as he has a chance encounter with a young woman who moves in with him briefly.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Maureen Stapleton  •  Lionel Stander  •  Olivia d'Abo

Bernard and Doris (2006) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Apr 2008

Sympathetic look loosely based on the relationship between tobacco heiress, Doris Duke (1912-1993) - think Duke University - and her shy butler, Bernard Lafferty. The icy and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Bob Balaban
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Peter Asher  •  Don Harvey

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) RT 94% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Oct 2012

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wes Anderson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Bill Murray  •  Frances McDormand  •  Tilda Swinton

Catch-22 (1970) RT 85% / Audience 76%

DVD release: May 2001

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • War
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Alan Arkin  •  Martin Balsam  •  Richard Benjamin  •  Art Garfunkel

2010 (1984)

A joint American-Soviet space expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn went happened to the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Roy Scheider  •  John Lithgow  •  Helen Mirren  •  Bob Balaban

A Mighty Wind (2003) RT 88% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Sep 2003

In "A Mighty Wind", director Christopher Guest reunites the team from "Best In Show" and "Waiting for Guffman" to tell tell the story of 60's-era folk musicians, who inspired ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Bob Balaban  •  Catherine O'Hara  •  Larry Miller  •  Eugene Levy




Absence of Malice (1981) RT 86% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Mar 1998

A prosecutor leaks a false story that liquor warehouse owner Michael Gallagher is involved in the murder of a union head, and as newspaper reporter Megan Carter picks up the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Sally Field  •  Bob Balaban  •  Melinda Dillon

Best in Show (2000) RT 95% / Audience 89%

DVD release: May 2001

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Christopher Guest
CAST:  Jay Brazeau  •  Parker Posey  •  Michael Hitchcock  •  Catherine O'Hara

Bob Roberts (1992) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Oct 2000

Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  Alan Rickman  •  David Strathairn

City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

On Mitch Robbins 40th birthday begins quite well until he returns home and finds his brother Glen, the black sheep of the family, in his sofa. Nevertheless he is about to have ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Paul Weiland
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  Daniel Stern  •  Jon Lovitz  •  Jack Palance

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) RT 96% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2007

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Richard Dreyfuss  •  François Truffaut  •  Teri Garr  •  Melinda Dillon

Cradle Will Rock (1999) RT 65% / Audience 71%

DVD release: May 2000

A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Hank Azaria  •  Rubén Blades  •  Joan Cusack  •  John Cusack

Deconstructing Harry (1997) RT 71% / Audience 82%

DVD release: May 1998

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

For Love or Money (1993)

New York concierge Doug Ireland wants to go into business for himself and refurbish a hotel on Roosevelt Island, N.Y., but he needs an investor. With a few weeks left before ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Gabrielle Anwar  •  Anthony Higgins  •  Fyvush Finkel