Search results for "Albert Brooks"


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 • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Albert Brooks
CAST:  Albert Brooks  •  Meryl Streep  •  Rip Torn  •  Lee Grant

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  •  Amy Ryan  •  Sheetal Sheth  •  Fred Thompson

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  •  Michael Greene  •  Sylvia Farrel

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

DVD release: Jan 2006

A film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, unsure if he is in love.  (more)

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

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

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  •  Joseph Schaffler  •  Phyllis Quinn  •  Charles Grodin

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

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

DVD release: May 2013

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a ...  (more)

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

Drive (2011) RT 92% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Jan 2012

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.  (more)

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

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




Dr. Dolittle (1998) RT 43% / Audience 34%

DVD release: Aug 1999

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Betty Thomas
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Ossie Davis  •  Oliver Platt  •  Peter Boyle

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  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Whittni Wright  •  Albert Brooks

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

Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Michael Keaton  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Private Benjamin (1980) RT 88% / Audience 60%

DVD release: May 2001

A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Howard Zieff
CAST:  Goldie Hawn  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Armand Assante  •  Robert Webber

Taxi Driver (1976) RT 99% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jun 1999

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Cybill Shepherd  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Jodie Foster

Terms of Endearment (1983) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Apr 2001

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Shirley MacLaine  •  Debra Winger  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Danny DeVito

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

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