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What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: U, USA: G, Norway: 12  Source of story A sort of adaptation of a novel “A Glimpse of Tiger” by Herman Raucher Director Peter Bogdanovich Writers/Script Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton Starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton, Sorrell Booke, Mabel Albertson, John Hillerman, Randy … Continue reading

Fools Rush In (1997)

Duration 1h 49m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Andy Tennant Writers/Script Joan Taylor, Katherine Reback Starring Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Siobhan Fallon,  Ratings IMDb: 6.1/10 by 35,000 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 34% by 29 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10 . Elevator Pitch: Alex Whitman, an ambitious New York … Continue reading

13 Going On 30 (2004)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: A  Source of story A sort of original screenplay with a familiar theme. Director Gary Winick Writers/Script Josh Goldsman, Cathy Yuspa Starring Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis, Brie Larson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 182,808 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 65% by 179 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10 Elevator … Continue reading

Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

R2V Summary. Entertaining, irritating and embarrassing in turn. Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story The character developed by Helen Fielding in a newspaper column, and two previous films. Director Sharon Maguire Writers/Script Helen Fieldiing, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson Starring Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Julian … Continue reading

Dave (1993)

Duration 1h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Germany: 6  Source of story An original screenplay Director Ivan Reitman Writers/Script Gary Ross Starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Ving Rhames, Ben Kingsley, Charles Grodin, Laura Linney, plus a number of TV hosts and anchors. Ratings IMDb: 6.8 by 48,907 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 95% … Continue reading

The Switch (2010)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Switzerland 10.  Source of story Based on a short story “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides published in the New Yorker in 1996. Director Josh Gordon, Will Speck Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis, Patrick Wilson,  Thomas Robinson, Ratings IMDb: 6.1 by 96,837 … Continue reading

Just Go With It (2011)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Brazil: 10,  Source of story Hold onto your hats! Based on a 1969 film “Cactus Flower”, itself based on a Broadway play of the same name, based on a French stage play “Fleur de Cactus”.  Director Dennis Dugan Writers/Script Allan Loeb, Timothy Dowling,  Starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer … Continue reading

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

Duration 1h 41m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16 Source of story An original screenplay Director Leslye Headland Writers/Script Leslye Headland Starring Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Andrea Savage Ratings IMDb: 6.5 by 40,083 people. Rotten Tomatoes: 63% by 13 critics. Elevator Pitch: Lainey and Jake deflower each other in a … Continue reading

The Dilemma (2011)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Ron Howard Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah, Sandy Marshall Elevator Pitch: Ronny and Nick are a couple of good friends who have an embryo  concept car company, and get a job … Continue reading

Just Friends (2005)

Duration 1h 36m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Kumble Writers/Script Adam Davis Starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette, Elevator Pitch: Chubby Chris Brander fancies his best friend Jamie Palamino but although she likes him his romantic feelings are not reciprocated. After an embarrassing  college … Continue reading

A Hollywood Ending (2002)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story An original Woody Allen screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Treat Williams, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell,  Tiffany Thiessen, Téa Leoni, Elevator Pitch: Val Waxman is a former Hollywood director, who has fallen on hard times. He has lost his wife … Continue reading

Ode to Joy (2019)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently inspired by a story on WBEZ Chicago “This American Life”. Director Jason Winer Writers/Script Max Werner, Chris Higgins Starring Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy, Melissa Rauch, Jane Curtin, Elevator Pitch: Charlie is a sufferer from cataplexy, which causes him to faint if he experiences … Continue reading

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Andy Tennant Writers/Script Sarah Thorp Starring Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Christine Baranski, Elevator Pitch: Milo Boyd is an ex-policeman with gambling debts, and is now a bounty hunter. He gets the job of bringing in Nicole Hurley, his ex wife, … Continue reading

Stuck in Love (2005)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Josh Boone Writers/Script Josh Boone Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Liana Liberato Elevator Pitch: A successful writer has been divorced from his wife for two years, but is still obsesssed with her. He has … Continue reading

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay – apparently long in the mind of the director Director Kevin Smith Writers/Script Kevin Smith Starring Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogan, Craig Robinson, Brandon Routh, Justin Long, Katie Morgan, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords Elevator Pitch: Zack and Miri are old school pals who have … Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Duration 1h 52m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A graphic novel of the same name by Bryn Lee O’Malley Director Edgar Wright Writers/Script Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright Starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Webber, Ellen Wong, Chris Evans, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Elevator Pitch: Scott … Continue reading

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 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

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

Wanderlust (2012)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Wain, Ken Marino Additional Info This is a Jud Apatow movie Director David Wain Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn Elevator Pitch A young couple become unemployed in New York and take off for … Continue reading

He’s Just Not That In To You (2009)

Duration 2h 9m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently a self help book of the same name by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, itself inspired by a single phrase in Sex and the City. Writers/Script Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Additional Info The film was made by Drew Barrymore’s production company. Director Ken Kwapis Starring … Continue reading

The Oranges (2011)

Duration 1h 30m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ian Helfer, Jay Reiss Additional Info No-one is telling us how much it cost, but takings up to October 2012 were $364,875 Director Julian Farino Starring Hugh Laurie, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody Elevator Pitch In suburban … Continue reading

Aloha (2015)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Cameron Crowe Additional Info This movie is moderately famous for casting a white female in the role of a Hawaiian who is a quarter native Hawaiian, and a quarter Asian. Director Cameron Crowe Starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, … Continue reading

Man Up (2015)

Duration 1h 28m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Tess Morris Additional Info Lake Bell is an American actress well known for a number of sitcoms. Director Ben Palmer Starring Lake Bell, Ophelia Lovibond, Simon Pegg, Ken Stott, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams Elevator Pitch A thirty something year … Continue reading

Sex and Death 101 (2008)

Duration 1h 57m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Daniel Waters Director Daniel Waters Starring Simon Baker, Winona Ryder Elevator Pitch Out in the world a woman is attacking men and causing them to become comatose, and is being chased by the police. Meanwhile the owner of a fast food … Continue reading

Coming to America (1988)

Duration 1h 56m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screen play Writer/s Script David Sheffield, Barry W Blaustein Writer/s Story Eddie Murphy – although the producers were sued by Art Buchwald who claimed that it was a rehash of a script which had been optioned by Paramount. He won. Director John Landis Starring … Continue reading

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