Search results for "Melanie Lynskey"


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) RT 86% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Feb 2013

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Stephen Chbosky
CAST:  Logan Lerman  •  Emma Watson  •  Ezra Miller  •  Paul Rudd

Abandon (2002) RT 16% / Audience 32%

DVD release: Mar 2003

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Zooey Deschanel

They Came Together (2014) RT 69% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Sep 2014

A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  David Wain
CAST:  Cobie Smulders  •  Michael Shannon  •  Paul Rudd  •  Lynn Cohen

Happy Christmas (2014) RT 75% / Audience 38%

DVD release: Nov 2014

After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Mark Webber  •  Lena Dunham

The Big Ask (2014) RT 50% / Audience 27%

The Big Ask is a dark comedy about three couples who head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas Beatty
CAST:  David Krumholtz  •  Zachary Knighton  •  Jason Ritter  •  Melanie Lynskey

Putzel (2012) RT Audience 62%

A “putzel” is a “little putz” and for Walter Himmelstein (an endearing Jack Carpenter), being known by that nickname does not exactly bode well for an exciting life amongst ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jason Chaet
CAST:  Jack Carpenter  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  John Pankow

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) RT 55% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Oct 2012

As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Lorene Scafaria
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Steve Carell  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Patton Oswalt

Hello I Must Be Going (2012) RT 75% / Audience 54%

DVD release: Feb 2013

Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky’s prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Todd Louiso
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Blythe Danner  •  John Rubinstein  •  Julie White

Touchback (2011) RT 38% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Jan 2013

A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Don Handfield
CAST:  Brian Presley  •  Kurt Russell  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Marc Blucas

Win Win (2011) RT 94% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Aug 2011

When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Thomas McCarthy
CAST:  Paul Giamatti  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Amy Ryan  •  Jeffrey Tambor




Eye of the Hurricane (2012) RT Audience 40%

An Everglades community struggles to put their lives back together in the wake of a hurricane.  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Jesse Wolf
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Brian Doyle-Murray  •  Colin Ford  •  Campbell Scott

Helena from the Wedding (2010) RT 50% / Audience 26%

DVD release: Mar 2011

Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Joseph Infantolino
CAST:  Dagmara Domińczyk  •  Dominic Fumusa  •  Jessica Hecht  •  Melanie Lynskey

Leaves of Grass (2009) RT 61% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Oct 2010

An Ivy League professor returns home, where his pot-growing twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Keri Russell  •  Melanie Lynskey

The Informant! (2009)

A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Scott Bakula  •  Patton Oswalt

Up in the Air (2009) RT 91% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Mar 2010

George Clooney plays the dry cynical character of Ryan Bingham, an executive who specializes in "downsizing". Ryan lives out of his suitcase, traveling the country for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

A Quiet Little Marriage (2008) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Aug 2010

A Quiet Little Marriage is the love story of Dax and Olive, who manage to find harmony even as they juggle family, romance and intimacy, but that all changes the night she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mo Perkins
CAST:  Mary Elizabeth Ellis  •  Cy Carter  •  Jimmi Simpson  •  Michael O'Neill

Show of Hands (2008) RT Audience 33%

Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed greetings cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Anthony McCarten
CAST:  Melanie Lynskey  •  Craig Hall  •  Stephen Lovatt  •  Chelsie Preston Crayford

Flags of Our Fathers (2006) RT 73% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Feb 2007

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Ryan Phillippe  •  Adam Beach  •  Jesse Bradford  •  John Benjamin Hickey

Say Uncle (2005) RT 17% / Audience 40%

DVD release: Sep 2006

A young artist (Peter Paige), desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom (Kathy Najimy) as a potential ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Peter Paige
CAST:  Peter Paige  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Anthony Ward Clark  •  Melanie Lynskey

Park (2006) RT 36% / Audience 49%

DVD release: May 2008

Park takes place all in one day in a public park in Los Angeles, as 11 disaffected Angelenos find both love and loss in unexpected ways  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Kurt Voelker
CAST:  Dagney Kerr  •  David Fenner  •  Izabella Miko  •  Trent Ford