Search results for "Allison Janney"


American Beauty (1999) RT 88% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Jan 2002

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sam Mendes
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Annette Bening  •  Thora Birch  •  Wes Bentley

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

The Way, Way Back (2013)

Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Nat Faxon  •  Jim Rash
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Toni Collette  •  Allison Janney  •  Sam Rockwell

10 Things I Hate About You (1999) RT 61% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

Big Night (1996) RT 96% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Primo & Secondo, two immigrant brothers, pin their hopes on a banquet honoring Louis Prima to save their struggling restaurant.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci  •  Campbell Scott
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Marc Anthony  •  Minnie Driver

Celebrity (1998) RT 41% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Aug 1999

The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his bashful wife, Robin, and dives into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Judy Davis  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Leonardo DiCaprio

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) RT 44% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Oct 2001

In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps; ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Michael Patrick Jann
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Ellen Barkin  •  Allison Janney  •  Denise Richards

Hairspray (2007) RT 91% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Nov 2007

Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Adam Shankman
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Christopher Walken  •  Amanda Bynes

How to Deal (2003) RT 28% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Jun 2004

Mandy Moore stars as Halley, a young hip high school student who's convinced true love doesn't exist based on the crazy relationships around her. Her mother is divorcing her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Clare Kilner
CAST:  Mandy Moore  •  Trent Ford  •  Allison Janney  •  Alexandra Holden

Nurse Betty (2000) RT 84% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Apr 2001

What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you're Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Neil LaBute
CAST:  Renée Zellweger  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Chris Rock  •  Greg Kinnear




Over the Hedge (2006) RT 75% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2006

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Comedy • Family
DIRECTION:  Tim Johnson  •  Karey Kirkpatrick
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Garry Shandling  •  Steve Carell  •  Wanda Sykes

Strangers with Candy (2006) RT 52% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Mar 2004

A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Paul Dinello
CAST:  Amy Sedaris  •  Stephen Colbert  •  Paul Dinello  •  Greg Hollimon

The Associate (1996) RT 28% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2001

Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Donald Petrie
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Eli Wallach  •  Timothy Daly

The Chumscrubber (2005) RT 35% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Jan 2006

The Chumscrubber is a dark comedy about the lives of people who live in upper-class suburbia. It all begins when Dean Stiffle finds the body of his friend, Troy. He doesn't ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Arie Posin
CAST:  Jamie Bell  •  Camilla Belle  •  Justin Chatwin  •  Glenn Close

The Cowboy Way (1994) RT 15% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Two championship rodeo partners travel to New York to find their missing friend, Nacho Salazar who went missing there.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Western
DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Dylan McDermott  •  Ernie Hudson

The Hours (2002) RT 81% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jun 2003

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Stephen Daldry
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Julianne Moore  •  Meryl Streep  •  Stephen Dillane

The Impostors (1998) RT 62% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2000

In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Stanley Tucci
CAST:  Oliver Platt  •  Stanley Tucci  •  Tony Shalhoub  •  Steve Buscemi

Walking and Talking (1996) RT 86% / Audience 70%

DVD release: May 2002

Things have been tough lately for Amelia. Her best friend moved out of the apartment, her cat got cancer, and now her best friend, Laura, is getting married. She copes with ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  Amy Braverman  •  Miranda Rhyne  •  Catherine Keener

The Object of My Affection (1998) RT 49% / Audience 51%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Hytner
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Paul Rudd  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Alan Alda

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Anne Heche  •  David Schwimmer  •  Jacqueline Obradors