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What If (2014) PG-13

whatifIn this offbeat comedy, Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chandry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party, strike an instant connection, and become best friends. She has a boyfriend and he’s been burned too many times. Can the pair really be just friends? What If is a sweet and smart romantic comedy set in Toronto with both funny and dramatic touches.
– Jennifer

What if your best friend was a girl? What if you liked her for more than just a friend? What if you don’t know how to tell her?

This charming film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace, a med school dropout rebounding from recent heartbreak, who finds himself questioning all of these things.

Enter his roommate’s cousin Chantry, an animator living with her long term boyfriend Ben. The two hit it off immediately and continually enjoy each other’s witty banter and humorous dialog. In a disastrous attempt to tell Chantry his true feelings, Wallace finally answers the question What If
– Chris

Philomena (2013) PG-13

philomenaIn the Oscar-nominated Philomena, the audience follows the true story of a teenage girl forced to give her child away, now searching for him after 50 years. Judi Dench gives a heartwarming performance as she teams with a recently unemployed journalist (Steve Coogan) to find her son. These two highly mismatched characters will make you laugh, cry, and truly care about this beautifully written human interest story.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) PG-13

It's Kind of a Funny StoryIn this quirky tale, teenager Craig (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into the psych ward after experiencing suicidal thoughts. There, he meets a crazy mentor (Zach Galifianakis) and Noelle (Emma Roberts), a young girl his age.

This set of unlikely characters help Craig begin anew and learn more about himself in one week than he ever expected. It’s Kind of a Funny Story is a coming of age tale that makes you appreciate how lucky you are and appreciate the good things in life.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) PG
Adapted from the book by the acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox is by no means a movie only for children. In this Wes Anderson work, the art of stop-motion animation is at its finest. Fantastic Mr. Fox, voiced by George Clooney, and his wife (Meryl Streep) romp through the adventures of his reckless thieving ways. With intentional adult humor masked for those of the younger set, both young and old alike will enjoy the sly Mr. Fox and his court of characters.

(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer (2009) PG-13
In this hip dramedy (an official pick of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival), a young greeting card writer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls head over heels for his new coworker, Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel). She just may be “The One.” Through the 500 days of their relationship, the viewer watches these two characters grow with each other as they learn about life, love and hope. In a series of flashbacks the story unfolds hopping from sweet, romantic and funny moments to devastatingly, desperate and sad ones – all leading to the ultimate lesson that finding one’s soul mate is no easy task. An entertaining musical scene is sure to leave you smiling.