Ethan (Joaquin Phoenix) and Dwight (Mark Ruffalo) are two fathers whose lives become intertwined after a hit-and-run accident leaves one of their sons dead.
|Hannah Takes the Stairs
Hannah's (Greta Gerwig) first job out of college is at a Chicago production company where she also happens to meet two very cute, friendly guys (Kent Osborne, Andrew Bujalski). The three form a strong friendship, but Hannah isn't sure what she should do when she starts to develop a crush on one of them.
Author Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) eventually became famous for writing epic novels like <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> and <i>Sense and Sensibility</i>, but as a young woman in the 18th century, writing was not a respectible goal for a young woman. With the entire world telling her she can't achieve her dreams, Jane meets and falls in love with a charming rogue, Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), who inspires her to write the books generations have come to know and love.
Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) has just gotten a new job, except he's going to have to move from NYC to Tokyo to take it. On the eve of his departure, Rob's brother Jason (Mike Vogel) throws a surprise going-away party that's interrupted when a giant monster attacks the city. Receiving a panicked phone call from his ex-girlfriend Beth (Odette Yustman), Rob races through the destruction with several of his friends to save her.
|Into the Wild
Based on the bestselling non-fiction book by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch) is a bright young man and a recent college graduate with a big, bold future ahead of him. However, in 1992, he gives away everything he owns — including his life savings of $24,000 — and decides to live off of the land in the wilderness. But his easy-going, carefree life gets a real shock when he decided to "rough it" in Alaska in the middle of winter without much more than the coat on his back and the boots on his feet.
In 1792, the Catholic Church brings back the Inquisition and a poor artist's model (Natalie Portman) is unfairly imprisoned and tortured. Twenty years later, that artist, Goya (Stellan Skarsgård), is haunted by the memory of what happened to his young friend, only to be confronted by her when she is released from her hellish imprisonment.
Henry (Billy Crudup) may have written one of the most successful children's book series of all time, but that doesn't mean he likes kids. Heck, he doesn't like anybody! But that may change when he gets a new, pretty illustrator (Mandy Moore) to draw pictures for his next book.
Maps (Daniel Radcliffe) is a lonely orphan boy who may be too old to be adopted. He gets a break from his dreary life in a Catholic convent in the remote Australian outback when he's sent on vacation at the shore with three of his best friends. While Maps falls in love with a pretty girl (Teresa Palmer), the other boys vie to look the most adoptable by a nice childless couple. Based on the novel by Michael Noonan.
|Charlie Wilson's War
Based on a true story (and a book by George Crile), Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) was a very real congressman from Texas who engineered the arming of the mujahideen in Afghanistan who were waging a long war with the Soviets during the 1980s. Assisting Wilson was a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman) who operated outside the agency, and while they believed they were doing the right thing, they ended up arming the men who would one day house Osama bin Laden.
A street musician (Glen Hansard) and a Czech immigrant (Markéta Irglová) spend a romantic week together in Dublin recording songs together that reveal their innermost desires.