Meryl Streep - It's Complicated/Out Of Africa/Julie & Julia/Kramer Vs Kramer/Postcards From The Edge/Adaptation DVD|
Titles Comprise: It's Complicated: Two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia! The Devil Wears Prada) Steve Martin (The Pink Panther Cheaper By The Dozen) and Alec Baldwin (My Sister's Keeper 30 Rock) star in this hilarious look at marriage divorce and everything in between. With a thriving bakery a new romance and her divorce finally behind her Jane Adler (Streep) has her life all figured out... until her ex-husband Jake (Baldwin) decides he'll stop at nothing to win her back. Out Of Africa: Meryl Streep stars as Karen Blixen the restless wife of European aristocrat and plantation owner Baron Bror Blixen (Brandauer). When Bror departs to hunt big game and chase women the running of their East African coffee plantation falls to Karen. She throws herself into this task with the same determination and spirit she brings to her passionate but sporadic affair with free-spirited British hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford). While enduring her husband's infidelities and the eventual destruction of their beloved land she entertains Denys and befriends the workers. Hatton shares Karen's profound love for the African landscape but is unwilling to sacrifice his independence for their relationship... Julie & Julia: Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme. Based on two true stories Julie & Julia intertwines the lives of two women who though separated by time and space are both at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion fearlessness and butter anything is possible. Kramer Vs Kramer: Returning home late from work one night a career-obsessed Ted Kramer is told by his wife that she is leaving him. After a life of being 'somebody's daughter' or 'somebody's wife ' she's going off to find herself - leaving Ted to care for their 6 year-old son. Ted while trying to hold down his job gets to really know his son: cooking his meals taking him to the park understanding every need and fear. For the first time in his life he feels like a fulfilled parent. But then Joanna returns. And she wants her son back... Postcards From The Edge: Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine star as daughter and mother in this wickedly witty expos'' of life in the Hollywood fast lane based on the autobiographical book by Carrie Fisher. Adaptation: Lovelorn screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Cage) turns to his less talented twin brother Donald (also Cage) for help when his efforts to adapt a non-fiction book go nowhere...from£12.62 | RRP:
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Six films starring Meryl Streep. Streep stars alongside Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in the romantic comedy 'It's Complicated' (2009). Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown-up children, owns a thriving catering business and, after ten years of divorce, enjoys an easy relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, an innocent meal together takes a turn for the complicated. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness (Lake Bell), Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Drawn into this already tangled web is Adam (Martin), the architect hired to redesign Jane's kitchen, who finds himself attracted to Jane despite the fact that he is still recovering from a recent divorce of his own. 'Out of Africa' (1985) is a sweepingly romantic tale of colonial life based on the adventures of Karen Blixen (aka author Isak Dinesen). Karen (Streep) arrives in Africa in 1914 and marries Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke (Klaus Maria Brandauer). Their marriage soon cools into a 'civilised' separation, but Karen finds herself falling in love with the wild, unfamiliar country and its people. Then she meets handsome, fiercely independent hunter Denys Finch Hatton (Robert Redford) and a hesitant romance ensues. 'Julie and Julia' (2009) is a feelgood drama about the lives of two women and their passion for cooking, based on the memoirs of Julie Powell and Julia Child. Julie (Streep) is a French cookery expert who became famous through her cookery shows shown on American television in the 1960s and 1970s, while Julia (Adams) is a young American woman who in 2002 decides to attempt to cook all 524 recipes from Julie's cookbook, 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', over the course of one year and chronicle it in an online blog. The intertwined stories of Julie and Julia show the parallels that exist in their very different lives. In the tearjerker divorce drama 'Kramer vs Kramer' (1979), Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) is an art director for an ad agency whose wife (Streep) walks out on him, leaving Ted to care for their son, Billy (Justin Henry). The additional strain causes Ted to lose his job, although he gradually creates a strong relationship with his boy. When his wife re-appears, demanding custody of the child, Ted decides to fight and is forced to hire an expensive attorney. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director for Robert Benton, Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman, Best Supporting Actor for Justin Henry and Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep. Based on actress Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel, the darkly comic drama 'Postcards From the Edge' (1990) focuses on the strained relationship between showbiz mother and daughter, Doris Mann (Shirley Maclaine) and Suzanne Vale (Streep). Tensions between the two are brought to a head when Suzanne, fresh out of drug rehabilitation and struggling to revive her flagging career, is forced to stay with her brassy ex-movie star mother during production of a new film. Nicolas Cage takes the lead in 'Adaptation' (2003), a post-modern drama about screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's struggle to adapt Susan Orlean's book 'The Orchid Thief' for the big screen. Riding high on the success of his hit 'Being John Malkovich', Kaufman (Cage) finds himself in much demand around Hollywood. But this doesn't make the task of adapting the book by Orlean (Streep) about orchid hunter John Laroche (Chris Cooper) any easier. In fact, the troubled writer finds himself in so much trouble that he calls on his clueless twin brother Donald (Cage also) for help. The film is written and directed by 'Being John Malkovich' cohorts Kaufman and Spike Jonze.
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