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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

The Secret Life of Bees (2008). Great flick. If I were Dakota Fanning age, life would travel a different path! She totally blows me away in this film. And supporting cast damn near equals! theCapn says check it out!

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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Precious. this movie made me want to play in heavy traffic. shocking. heartbreaking. horrific.

When professors discover that an aimless janitor is also a math genius, a therapist helps the young man confront the demons that are holding him back in this uplifting drama about friendship and risk.

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RESERVED - A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun | Lorraine Hansberry | "The explosive story of a husband's raw human need, a family's courage and strength."

I am a big fan of Unfaithful because of Diane Lane. She plays an unfaithful wife of a man, who after suspecting that she is cheating on him, confronts her lover. This erotic/psychological thriller is one of few movies of Richard Gere that I liked. I think Lane and Gere have a special chemistry that works on screen. Their films together have been great, see Nights in Rodanthe for example. The movie is a bit dark for a thriller and it really works for this film.

I have heard good things about The Help but it really blew me away. This poignant and inspiring story takes place in Jackson, Miss. in the 1960s. An aspiring writers wants to write about the African American maids in the south, she encounters resistance from both sides. When the book is published, it nudged the civil rights movement forward. Truly inspiring film based on a book. The acting was superb shown by several Oscar nominations and wins. A must see movie for historical sake at least.

The Bodyguard (1992) A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who has a determined stalker. At first, the protector and diva clash, but soon trust and attraction overpower the unlikely pair.

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Identity Thief

Identity Thief (2013) - Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy - Is Sandy Patterson a banking executive living in Colorado with his wife and kids, or is he a she and living it up in Florida? When Sandy is accused of crimes he hasn't committed, he must track down the woman who has -- in his name.