American soldiers become involved in romantic affairs while stationed in England during World War II.
An English Miss is schooled in romance and comes of age in early 1960's Paris. British comedy of manners has its charms.
Just how hard is it to be happy? In the effervescent new comedy from writer/director Mike Leigh (Vera Drake, Secrets & Lies), Sally Hawkins stars as Poppy, an irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to every situation she encounters, offering us a touching, truthful and deeply life-affirming exploration of one of the most mysterious and often the most elusive of all human qualities: happiness. Poppy's ability to maintain her perspective is tested as the story begins and her commuter bike is stolen. However, she enthusiastically signs up for driving lessons with Scott (Eddie Marsan), who turns out to be her nemesis a fuming, uptight cynic. As the tension of their weekly lessons builds, Poppy encounters even more challenges to her positive state of mind: a fiery flamenco instructor, her bitter pregnant sister, a troubled homeless man and a young bully in her class, not to mention that she has also thrown out her back. How this affects not only Poppy's world view but also the outlook of those around her begs the question glass half full or half empty?
The Gathering Storm movie trailer - starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent, Albert Finney, Lena Headey, Linus Roache. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Genre: Drama
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In this pulse-pounding eco-thriller, a crack team of divers, activists and special effects experts infiltrate a secret cove in Japan to expose one of history's most shocking and unimaginable crimes against nature. Winner of the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
An amazing true story that is one part action-adventure thriller, one part documentary and a completely heart-pounding call for help from the world's oceans.
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