Archive for the ‘ Bittersweet ’ Category

Hesher (2010)

Title: Hesher

Genre: Drama

Director: Spenser Susser

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Devin Brochu, Rainn Wilson

Summary: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.

Rated: Bittersweet

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127 Hours (2010)

Title: 127 Hours

Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama

Director: Danny Boyle

Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn

Summary: A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Rated: Bittersweet

White Oleander (2002)

Title: White Oleander

Genre: Drama

Director: Peter Kosminsky

Starring: Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Renee Zellweger

Summary: A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Rated: Bittersweet, Reader Poll

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Title: Repo! The Genetic Opera

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa Vega

Summary: A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Rated: Bittersweet

Repo Men (2010)

Repo Men (2010)Title: Repo Men

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Director: Miguel Sapochnik

Starring: Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Alice Braga, Liev Schreiber

Summary: Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.

Rated: Bittersweet

The Safety of Objects (2001)

The Safety of Objects (2001)Title: The Safety of Objects

Genre: Drama

Director: Rose Troche

Starring: Glenn Close, Kristen Stewart

Summary: A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold’s life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a tailspin when he’s passed over for a promotion; Annette Jennings’ family is struggling in the wake of her divorce; Helen Christianson is determined to shake up her mundane life.

Rated: Bittersweet

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Igby Goes Down (2002)Title: Igby Goes Down

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Burr Steers

Starring: Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Susan Sarandon

Summary: A young man’s peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up.

Rated: Bittersweet