Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Exhausted Wes Anderson's oeuvre, but love his distinctive style? Then check out this list of movies heavily influenced by his directorial style. Make sure to check out 'Eagle vs. Shark' starring Jemaine from 'Flight of the Concords'!
Movies in the vein of 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'The Way Way Back': indie dramedies portraying the rivalries, squabbles, and resentments of seriously dysfunctional families. Hopefully they don't hit too close to home!
A trend that got rolling with the 'almost too neurotic to function' comedic maestro Woody Allen: enjoy watching these over-sensitive protagonists kvetch till they drop. Make sure to check out 'The Squid and the Whale' for some dysfunctional family fun!
A bunch of 21st century, Allen-esque indies that follow neurotic, aimless, and verbose New Yorkers, as they chase equally neurotic (inevitably white) love interests around the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn. Quite a different picture than you'd get from a Spike Lee.
Modern movies in the vein of 'Charlie Bartlett' or 'Rushmore': coming-of-age comedies with an independent feel to them. Watch these quirky youths becoming quirky young adults (who will, we can only assume, eventually become quirky senior-citizens)!
This collection of student/teacher romance movies imparts the phrase 'see me after class' with a whole new meaning. Make sure to check out 'The Boy Next Door', with J-Lo, for a recent addition to the niche, or go classic with raunchy 80s dramedy 'My Tutor'.
The word 'Hipster' gets thrown around a lot, but what exactly are hipsters, and where did they come from? We've done our part in solving this mystery by compiling a list of films which define the cinematic hipster experience. And just for the record - none of us have handlebar mustaches.
For those not familiar with the term, this collection offers the very best dramatic comedy modern cinema has to offer: including Paul Giamatti in 'Sideways', Paul Giamatii in 'Win Win', Paul Giamatti in 'American Splendor'... wait a minute