Sophie has just one wish to make her wedding perfect: to have her father walk her down the aisle. Now she just has to find out who he is... Join the music, laughter and fun of the irresistibly charming Mamma Mia! The Movie. Academy Award winner Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast, including Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth as well as up-and-comers Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, in this musical celebration of mothers, daughters and fathers, and true loves lost and new ones found. Based on the Broadway smash-hit and filled with the ABBA songs you know and love, it's the feel-good experience that will have you singing and dancing over and over again. ALL-NEW BONUS DISC: A Talented Trio: The Creators of Mamma Mia! Director Phyllida Lloyd, writer Catherine Johnson and producer Judy Craymer on bringing the smash-hit Broadway show to the big screen. Breaking Down Voulez-Vous Go behind the scenes of one of the film's signature musical numbers with the cast and crew. More of Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Explore the making of the musical number through dance rehearsals, studio recording, and on-set filming of the sequence. Meryl's Big Number Watch the making of Meryl Streep's big number from conception, through rehearsal to the final scene. Over an Hour of Additional Behind the Scenes Extras PLUS: Sing-Along! On screen lyrics Making Of Deleted Scenes Outtakes And Much More!
This exquisite, intelligent romantic drama based on the life Karen Blixen, was the most highly acclaimed film of its time. Directed by Academy AwardsÂ® winner Sydney Pollack, the film brilliantly captures time and place, with superb performances by Streep, Redford and Brandauer, sumptuous photography and a rich musical score. Out of Africa follows the true life story of Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep), an amazingly strong willed woman who moves from Denmark to run a coffee plantation with her philandering husband (Klaus Maria Brandauer) in Kenya around 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious adventurer and idealist (Robert Redford). Winner of 7 Academy AwardsÂ® including Best Picture, the film is masterfully crafted and breathtakingly produced to deliver one of the screen s greatest ever epic stories of hardship and love. BONUS FEATURES Song Of Africa- An Original Documentary Original Theatrical Trailer Commentary with Sydney Pollack Deleted Scenes
Two of the worlds finest actors Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep are brought together again in this touching romance about two people who are quite simply falling in love. Set against the backdrop of Manhattan New York City Frank and Molly are two commuters who literally bump into each other in a busy book store during the Christmas rush. Their parcels are sent scattering over the floor. Giggling they collect themselves and their shopping bags and reluctantly head their sep
John Patrick Shanley brings his play Doubt to the screen in a story about the quest for truth the forces of change and the devastating consequences of blind justice in an age defined by moral conviction.It's 1964 St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A vibrant charismatic priest Father Flyn is trying to upend the school's strict customs which have long been fiercley guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community and indeed the school has just accepted its first black student Donald Miller. But when Sister James a hopeful innocent shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald Sister Aloysius is galvanised to begin a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Flynn from the scgool. Now without a shred of proof or evidence except her moral certainty Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn a battle that threatens to tear apart the church and school with devastating consequences.
SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud (Carey Mulligan) is one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is both heart-breaking and inspirational.
Denzel Washington stars as a US Army Major who, growing suspicious about his experience during the Gulf War, uncovers a shocking secret at the heart of the White House.
Bride WarsMeet Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) - best friends since childhood. Blonde Liv is sassy and stylish with a great career as a successful lawyer - she's a woman who has the man, the wardrobe and the job and settles for nothing but the best. Brunette Emma on the other hand is caring and carefree with a rewarding career as a school teacher - a woman who just wants the best in life...for everyone else. But hair colour and careers don't make a difference when these best friends come together - they're perfect partners in shopping, socialising, comparing boyfriend notes and so much more...that is until they start to plan their weddings - with both of their hearts set on the one perfect dress and the one perfect venue - what are best friends to do? Heartwarming, fun and sassy – Bride Wars is a great chick flick proving that friendships are also for better or for worse. The Devil Wears PradaAs assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), young Andy Sachs (Hathaway) has landed a job that a million girls would die for. Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her! Featuring stand-out performances by Stanley Tucci (The Terminal) who comes to the rescue for Andy's fashionable transformation, and Emily Blunt (My Summer of Love) as the 1st catty assistant who shows her the ropes... The Devil Wears Prada is a fresh, funny, fabulous masterpiece. Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are sensationally entertaining in every way. Love and Other DrugsAcademy Award Nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway co-star in this sexy, laugh-out-loud comedy that you'll find positively addictive. Hathaway lights up the screen as the free-spirited Maggie, who meets her match in a charming Viagra salesman named Jamie (Gyllenhaal). They leap into a no-strings-attached affair and discover they share a sexual chemistry that rocks the bedroom. But no matter how hard they try to keep things casual, Maggie and Jamie can't help falling under the influence of the ultimate drug... love!
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew. The comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.
There will be days and days and days like this... Meryl Streep delivers one of her greatest performances in David Hare's adaptation of his own stage play which spans two decades in the life of a French Resistance operative who struggles to build a new life amid the apathy of post-war England. Featuring a stellar supporting cast and winning a brace of awards and nominations in 1985 this masterly feature is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. At the end of World War Two Susan Traherne a young Englishwoman who has worked as a courier in Nazi-occupied France returns home full of hope for a golden future. Yet peacetime brings its own difficulties for Susan; she finds her marriage to a Foreign Office diplomat arid and unfulfilling and the seemingly trivial concerns of others leave her cold. As the danger and intensity – and undeniable excitement – of her wartime days give way to a new mundane life her fragile mental and emotional stability begins to crumble… Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF
A music teacher battles the system in underprivileged Harlem... The uplifting true story of violin teacher Roberta Guaspari (Streep) a woman who battled insurmountable odds to teach underprivileged children in East Harlem the gift of music. As Roberta struggles to convince a sceptical school board--as well as sceptical parents--that this music will help the children immensely she must conquer seemingly insurmountable odds to do just that. Eventually she does. Based on the documentary Small Wonders Music Of The Heart proves that Craven is more than just a horror director.
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, and Screenplay, Kramer vs. Kramer remains as powerfully moving today as it was when released in 1979, simply because its drama will remain relevant for couples of any generation. Adapted by director Robert Benton from the novel by Avery Corman, this is perhaps the finest, most evenly balanced film ever made about the failure of marriage and the tumultuous shift of parental roles. It begins when Joanna Kramer (Meryl Streep) bluntly informs her husband Ted (Dustin Hoffman) that she's leaving him, just as his advertising career is advancing and demanding most of his waking hours. Self-involvement is just one of the film's underlying themes, along with the search for identity that prompts Joanna to leave Ted with their first-grade son (Justin Henry), who now finds himself living with a workaholic parent he barely knows. Juggling his domestic challenge with professional deadlines, Ted is further pressured when his wife files for custody of their son. This legal battle forms the dramatic spine of the film, but its power is derived from Benton's flawlessly observant script and the superlative performances of his entire cast. Because Benton refuses to assign blame and deals fairly with both sides of a devastating dilemma, the film arrives at equal levels of pain, growth, and integrity under emotionally stressful circumstances. That gives virtually every scene the unmistakable ring of truth--a quality of dramatic honestly that makes Kramer vs. Kramer not merely a classic tearjerker, but one of the finest American dramas of its decade. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
An adaptation of the novel by Michael Cunningham this is the story of three women living in different time periods of the Twentieth Century all linked by a work of literature. In 1923 Virginia Woolf starts to write her novel 'Mrs Dalloway' whilst struggling to cope with depression and mental illness. In 1951 Laura Brown a dissatisfied housewife contemplates her own life after reading 'Mrs Dalloway'. In 2000 editor Clarissa Vaughan struggles to look after her ex-lover Richard Brown who is losing his battle with Aids. Richard nicknames her 'Mrs Dalloway'.
A recently divorced 37-year-old career woman from Manhattan falls for a talented 23-year-old artist.
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to audiences everywhere.
From the writer & director of "Being John Malkovich" comes another out there tale about screenwriter Charlie Kaufman's attempt to adapt a succesful novel for the silver screen.
An astounding array of talent came together for the big-screen adaptation of John Fowles's novel The French Lieutenant's Woman, a postmodern masterpiece that had been considered unfilmable. With an ingenious script by the Nobel Prizewinning playwright HAROLD PINTER (Betrayal), British New Wave trailblazer KAREL REISZ (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) transforms Fowles's tale of scandalous romance into an arresting, hugely entertaining movie about cinema. In Pinter's reimagining, JEREMY IRONS (Dead Ringers) and MERYL STREEP (Sophie's Choice) star in parallel narratives, as a Victorian-era gentleman and the social outcast he risks everything to love, and as the contemporary actors cast in those roles and immersed in their own forbidden affair. The French Lieutenant's Woman, shot by the consummate cinematographer FREDDIE FRANCIS (Glory) and scored by the venerated composer and conductor CARL DAVIS, is a beguiling, intellectually nimble feat of filmmaking, starring a pair of legendary actors in early leading roles. Special Edition Features New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New introduction by film scholar Ian Christie New interviews with actors Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep, editor John Bloom, and composer Carl Davis Episode of The South Bank Show from 1981 featuring director Karel Reisz, novelist John Fowles, and screenwriter Harold Pinter Trailer PLUS: An essay by film scholar Lucy Bolton
As a tale of self-discovery, Silkwood, Mike Nichols' 1982 biopic of the plutonium factory worker who uncovered negligence and dangerous practices at the heart of her employer's company, works well enough. Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep) is no saint. She drinks, cheerfully gets 'em out for the boys, has left her husband and kids and lives in a curious ménage à trois with her lover, (Kurt Russell) and their lesbian friend (Cher). But, through her own dawning suspicions, she is drawn into union activism and embarks on a crusade to expose the rottenness of her paymasters, only to die in a mysterious car crash. And here is the flaw. The film can't decide whether it's quirky soap opera, a campaigning blow for the anti-nuclear lobby or an allegory for the conflict between the rights of the individual and the demands of the corporate giant. It stops short of providing some important conclusions about what really happened to its central character, and why. Streep is fine though, injecting her character with a studied mixture of innate intelligence and trailer park trash. Russell offers solid support and Cher is outstanding as housemate Dolly Pelliker. Their performances give Silkwood its heart as a powerful human drama. On the DVD: Silkwood is well-served on this DVD release by sharp picture and sound quality (Georges Delerue's poignantly jaunty country and western soundtrack benefits in particular), but the extras are static and add little to the package apart from a strictly "budget" feel: standard biographies of the stars and director with some pretty pointless trivia facts, and a brief history of the production. There's nothing here that even the most generalist of film fans won't already know. A director's commentary explaining why the film loses its bottle in the final reel would be more interesting. --Piers Ford
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks the digging of the Panama Canal the passage of innovative New Deal programs the defeat of Hitler and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love betrayal family loyalty personal courage and the conquest of fear. Features: A definitive look at one of the great families in American history. An all-star cast includes Paul Giamatti as Theodore Roosevelt Edward Herrmann as Franklin Roosevelt and Meryl Streep as Eleanor Roosevelt. Release timed to coincide with the UK television premiere on PBS America (Sky 534 & Virgin Media 243). Packed with bonus material.
Virginia Woolf (Kidman), in a suburb of London in the early 1920s, is battling insanity as she begins to write her first great novel, Mrs Dalloway. A wife and mother in post-World War II Los Angeles, Laura Brown (Moore) is reading Mrs Dalloway and finding it so revolutionary that she begins to consider making a devastating change in her life. Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a present day version of Woolf's Mrs Dalloway, lives in New York City and is in love with a friend (Ed Harris - A Beautiful Mind) who is dying of AIDS. Also starring John C. Reilly (Gangs Of New York), Claire Danes (Brokendown Palace) and Toni Collette (The Sixth Sense) - their engaging stories intertwine until they come together in a surprising moment of shared recognition.
The sunny streets of Brooklyn, just after World War II. A young would-be writer named Stingo (Peter MacNicol) shares a boarding house with beautiful Polish immigrant Sophie (Meryl Streep) and her tempestuous lover, Nathan (Kevin Kline); their friendship changes his life. This adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Styron is faithful to the point of being reverential, which is not always the right way to make a film come to life. But director Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men) provides a steady, intelligent path into the harrowing story of Sophie, whose flashback memories of the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp form the backbone of the movie. Streep's exceptional performance--flawless Polish accent and all--won her an Oscar, and effectively raised the standard for American actresses of her generation. No less impressive is Kevin Kline, in his movie debut, capturing the mercurial moods of the dangerously attractive Nathan. The two worlds of Sophie's Choice, nostalgic Brooklyn and monstrous Europe, are beautifully captured by the gifted cinematographer Néstor Almendros, whose work was Oscar-nominated but didn't win. It should have. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com
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