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The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Loosely based on a book by John Ronson, itself a literary version of a TV documentary. Director Grant Heslov Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick Elevator Pitch: Reporter Bob Wilton, whose wife has left him for … Continue reading

Loro (2019 in UK)

Duration 2h 31m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay inspired by politics in Italy in recent years Director Paolo Sorrentino Writers/Script Umberto Contarello, Paolo Sorrentino Starring Toni Servgillo, Elena Sofia Ricci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Kasia Smutniak, Euridice Axen Elevator Pitch: A local fixer in Italy, who uses prostitutes to influence those capable of … Continue reading

The War of the Roses (1989)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Warren Adler Director Danny DeVito Writers/Script Michael Leeson Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, G.D. Spradlin Elevator Pitch: The Roses meet at an auction, fall in love and go on to marry. He becomes a successful lawyer and … Continue reading

Keeping Mum (2005)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Niall Johnson Writers/Script Richard Russo, Niall Johnson (Story Richard Russo) Starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Tamsin Egerton, Liz Smith, Emilia Fox, James Booth Elevator Pitch: A vicar’s family is falling to pieces because he is not paying … Continue reading

This is 40 (2012)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Two characters who made minor appearances in “Knocked Up”. Director Judd Apatow Writers/Script Judd Apatow Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Charlyne Yi, Chris O’Dowd, Lena Dunham, Albert Brooks,John Lithgow, Tatum O’Neal, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Hader Elevator Pitch: Debbie … Continue reading

The Identity Thief (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A hedge fund financial officer in Denver has his identity stolen by a confidence trickster in Florida who maxes out his credit cards and clears his bank account. He is also arrested but the police find that the person they are after is a woman, and release him. He determines that the only … Continue reading

Stretch (2014)

Elevator Pitch. The Stretch of the title drives a stretch limo in LA. His girfriend has dumped him, a fellow driver he looked up to has blown his brains out and he owes a loan shark $6000 the repayment of which is demanded by midnight. In the hope of getting the money together he asks … Continue reading

Austin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002)

Elevator Pitch Dr Evil has kidnapped Austin’s father and smuggles him back to 1975, requiring the spy to travel back in pursuit in a time travelling car. Dr Evil and Mini-Me have also formed an alliance with the similarly evil Goldmember who has developed a tractor beam intended to cause a meteor to hit the … Continue reading

Bad Moms (2016)

Elevator Pitch Amy is an attractive overworked mother with two demanding almost teenage children and a slobby husband. She is constantly trying to keep up with the immaculate leaders of the school’s PTA, but finally loses patience with their ridiculous standards and with her husband, who she throws out after she catches masturbating while interacting … Continue reading

The Nice Guys (2016)

Elevator Pitch Two doubtful PIs are forced by circumstances to work together to trace a young woman called Amelia. They find that there are others of a more violent disposition on her trail, and also that she is an amateur porn actress, and the participants in the film in which she has performed are being … Continue reading

Love and Friendship (2016)

Elevator Pitch Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed and possibly down on her luck, although it is difficult to tell, is forced by circumstances to become a house guest of her sister-in-law. Also staying in the house is the young Reginald DeCourcy, who, even though he is aware of Susan’s reputation as a flirt, and despite … Continue reading

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

Elevator Pitch Albert, a sheep farmer out west in 1882 still lives with his parents, and is going out with the local belle, but she dumps him for the owner of the town’s moustache accessory shop and as a result he considers leaving for San Francisco. He changes his mind when be begins to fall … Continue reading

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