Search results for "James L. Brooks"


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As Good as It Gets (1997) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 1998

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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

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

Spanglish (2004) RT 52% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Apr 2005

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Téa Leoni  •  Paz Vega  •  Cloris Leachman

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

How Do You Know (2010) RT 32% / Audience 25%

DVD release: Mar 2011

After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Paul Rudd  •  Owen Wilson  •  Jack Nicholson

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

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

Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Matthew Miele  •  Justin Bare
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Harry Benson  •  Wendy Benson-Landes  •  Carl Bernstein

Mike Nichols: An American Master (2016)

With charm and wit, Nichols discusses his life and 50-year career as a performer and director.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Elaine May
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Tom Hanks  •  Dustin Hoffman




Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Over fifty very famous American and Canadian funny people (filmmakers, writers, actors and comedians) share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Documentary
DIRECTION:  Kevin Pollak
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Kevin Smith  •  Bobby Cannavale  •  Freddie Prinze, Jr.

Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood (2011)

Documentary Movie about Hans Zimmer  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Music
DIRECTION:  Ariane Riecker  •  Dirk Schneider
CAST:  Hans Zimmer  •  James L. Brooks  •  Geoff Downes  •  Stephen Frears

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