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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

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