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Larry Crowne (2011)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Tom Hanks Writers/Script Tom Hanks, Nia Vardalos Starring Tom Hanks, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Roberts, Pam Grier, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rami Malek, George Takei, Bryan Cranston Elevator Pitch: Larry Crowne is an employee in a U-Mart, until they let him … Continue reading

The Mask (1994)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An idea possibly developed from a comic book of the same name, but which had a different theme. Director Chuck Russell Writers/Script Mike Werb (story Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden) Starring Jim Carrey, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene, Cameron Diaz, Max (the dog) Elevator Pitch: A put upon … Continue reading

A Rainy Day in New York (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 7 (on IMDb) Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Rohrbach, Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Diego Luna, Elevator Pitch: Ashleigh, a college newspaper reporter has got an assignment to interview film director, Roland Pollard, in … Continue reading

The Long Shot (2019)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A sort of original screenplay Director Jonathan Levine Writers/Script Dan Sterling, Liz Hannah (story Dan Sterling) Starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogan, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Serkis, Alexander Skarsgård, Lisa Kudrow Elevator Pitch: Fred Flarsky, a radical journalist out of a job, accidentally meets his … Continue reading

The Graduate (1967)

Duration 1h 46m Rating (UK) X Source of story A book of the same name by Charles Webb Director Mike Nichols Writers/Script Calder Willingham, Buck Henry Starring Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Buck Henry, Richard Dreyfuss, Elevator Pitch: Bejamin graduates from college and is feted by his parents at a homecoming party, but feels … Continue reading

The Mexican (2001)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script J.H. Wyman Starring Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Gene Hackman Elevator Pitch: A minor criminal, with an obligation to a crime boss, is given the task of going to Mexico to pick up a historic handgun … Continue reading

The Proposal (2009)

Elevator Pitch The Chief Editor of a New York publishing house is to be deported to her country of birth, Canada, because she has failed to renew her visa, and so she extemporises by saying that she and Andrew, her hard pressed assistant, are to marry. Later, encouraged by the possibility of promotion and a … Continue reading

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Elevator Pitch Hector is a psychiatrist with a good job a steady attractive girlfriend and a luxury flat, but his patients are unhappy and so is he. Hence he decides to search the world for the answer starting in China then moving to Africa where he meets an old friend and then moving on to … Continue reading

The Rewrite (2014)

Elevator Pitch A washed up screen writer, with an Oscar to his credit in the distant past, reluctantly takes up a position in a New York State university where he immediately shacks up with a hot undergrad, selects his class on the basis of their looks, and offends the female chair of the ethics committee … Continue reading

The Runaway Bride (1999)

Elevator Pitch A reporter picks up a story about a woman who is a serial runaway from the alter, but gets some of it wrong, resulting in firstly him being sacked, and secondly going to the small town where th events have occurred so that he can write the correct tale. When he gets there … Continue reading

Book Club (2018)

Elevator Pitch Four friends, now possibly in their sixties, have met regularly as a book club and reviewed works of fiction. One has been recently widowed, one divorced for 18 years, is a judge, one a hotel owner, has commitment issues and the fourth, a restauranteur has a husband who has lost interest in sex. … Continue reading

Bandits (2001)

Elevator Pitch. A couple of bank robbers who have recently escaped from prison hit on the idea of taking the manager hostage, and then getting to the bank first thing in the morning, but when they accidentally pick up a bored housewife to whom they are both attracted, and their get away driver is distracted … Continue reading

Fool’s Gold (2008)

Elevator Pitch. An adventurer, obsessed with a search for Spanish treasure in the Bahamas finds himself divorced, his now former wife having taken a job as steward on a rich Brit’s yacht, but during his last dive, when his boat was sunk he found evidence of the sunken gallion he has been seeking, and convinces … Continue reading

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story Apparently this is a teen version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. Writers/Script Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith Additional Info I am a bit of a pushover for American marching bands, and a real one appears in this movie. I can’t help adding a link to … Continue reading

I Give it a Year (2013)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Dan Mazer Additional Info Anna Faris is now well known as a mom in “Mom”. Director Dan Mazer Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Nigel Planer, Anna Faris, Olivia Coleman, Simon Baker, Daisy Donovan Elevator … Continue reading

Management (2008)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Stephen Belber Additional Info I like to have a look at the IMDb Trivia to see is anyone has written up anything interesting. The most interesting item – JA’s laptop is a Dell Latitude D830: says it all really. Director Stephen Belber … Continue reading

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info The director has subsequently been employed to write and direct the latest trio of StarWars films. Director Rian Johnson Starring Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Robbie Coltrane, Maximilian Schell Elevator Pitch A couple of brothers … Continue reading

Forces of Nature (1999)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Marc Lawrence Additional Info Despite what seems to many of us to have been a dire script Marc Lawrence went on to write better films for Sandra Bullock and to direct one. Director Bronwen Hughes Starring Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tiernwy, … Continue reading

Lessons in Love (2014)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Matthew Newman Additional Info Some other names “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” in Canada and “Some Kind of Beautiful” in USA (this must mean something!). Director Tom Vaughan Starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell, Ben McKenzie Elevator … Continue reading

There’s Something About Mary (1998)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ed Decter, John J Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly Additional Info Cameron Diaz won several awards, the film is in several “Best Comedy” lists and it made a lot of money. Director Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly Starring Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben … Continue reading

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