Cyrus

  • Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
  • Producers: Michael Costigan, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott
  • Writers: Jay Mark Duplass
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener, John C Reilly, Marisa Tomei

John has recently been divorced from his wife and is having trouble adjusting to his new life. After meeting Molly at a party, he thinks that maybe he has found the perfect person again. The only problem is Molly’s son, Cyrus. John must find a way to make his romance with Molly work despite intentional and unintentional interference of Cyrus.

Anger Management

  • Directors: Peter Segal
  • Producers: Adam Sandler, Allen Covert, Jack Giarraputo, Tim Herlihy
  • Writers: David S Dorfman
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzman, Allen Covert, Lynne Thigpen, With Woody Harrelson, And John Turturro

The film begins in 1978, where a young Dave Buznik sits on a street corner, looking at the girl of his dreams jumping rope. She comes over and wants to play truth or dare. He picks dare, and she says to kiss her. Right as he’s about to, the local school bully Arnie Shankman pulls down his pants, embarrassing him in front of everybody. Shankman’s antics have traumatized Dave from there on, kissing in public. In the present day, a grown up Dave Buznik works at a cat catalog company, but he still has problems with standing up for himself such as dealing with an abusive boss who frequently takes credit for his work, much to the concern of his girlfriend Linda.

On the plane, a person is in his assigned seat. Dave is invited to sit beside a person who introduces himself as Buddy Rydell. Buddy seems very annoying and laughs out loud at a movie. Not wanting Dave to miss out, he tells him to get a headset. Dave asks for one, but the flight attendant he asks just starts talking nonstop to another flight attendant, generally ignoring his request. Annoyed, Dave asks her again, tapping her on the arm, and she demands that he lower his voice and keep calm, although he is quite calm. The flight’s air marshal soon enters the conversation and ends up tasering Dave due to miscontrued words that he interprets as being racist.

The film ends where the majority of the film’s cast are celebrating Dave’s graduation in a park. Dave pulls a joke on Buddy, having a friend of his pose as the owner of the car Buddy ruined earlier in the movie. The friend pulls out a gun, and Dave stands up to him, citing what he learned from Buddy, it’s revealed the gun is a water gun, which Buddy used on the monks earlier. The group laugh and finish by singing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story.

Wild Hogs

  • Directors: Walt Becker
  • Producers: Kristin Burr, Todd Lieberman, Brian Robbins, Amy Sayres, Sharla Sumpter, Michael Tollin
  • Writers: Brad Copeland, Robert Popper
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Actors: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei

Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence) and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men in Cincinnati who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life. Woody is a formerly rich businessman who suddenly finds himself alone and broke. Doug is a dentist who can’t connect with his son, and he misses his college glory days when he was called “The Golden Knight.” Bobby is a plumber who is henpecked by his wife and daughters while trying to follow his dream of writing a plumbing how-to book. Dudley is a computer geek who seeks to find a woman in his life. Their one collective hobby had always been to ride together on motorcycles around the city, though after college that happened less and less often.

When Woody finds out that his marriage is ending in divorce and that he’s bankrupt, he suggests they embark on a cross-country road trip west on their bikes to seek adventure. After some hesitation from the other three, the four agree to the trip and set off on their Harley-Davidsons.

The road trip is filled with humorous moments, such as sleeping close together scantily dressed and being found by an obviously gay policeman (John C. McGinley) who tells them they can be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, but it turns out that he is only teasing: he is actually jealous. Later, when the four go to a small lake, a family on a picnic joins them in the water only to realize the four men are naked. The policeman appears again; he also undresses and joins the four men, who quickly leave.

The closing credits include excerpts from a faux episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where the Del Fuegos are given a brand new bar. Jack can barely restrain his emotions as he views it.

What Women Want

  • Directors: Nancy Meyers
  • Producers: Susan Cartsonis, Bruce Davey, Gina Matthews, Nancy Meyers, Matt Williams
  • Writers: Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Ashley Johnson, Bette Midler

Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson), a Chicago ad executive who grew up with his Las Vegas showgirl mother – and so has an alpha male view of women, which works well for him when it comes to getting men to buy beer or cars or getting most women (such as a coffee attendant Marisa Tomei at a local shop) to fawn over him. However, just as he thinks he’s heading for a promotion, his manager Dan (Alan Alda) informs him that he needs to hire the talents of Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt) to keep the ad company ‘fresh’ and get new clients. Thus, his ego is bruised and he gives the cold shoulder to Darcy in the process.

Compounding his problems, his estranged 15-year-old daughter Alex is spending two weeks with him while his ex-wife Gigi goes on her honeymoon with her new husband. Alex sees Nick as someone she’s embarrassed to have as a father, and is not interested in his being ‘protective’ when she brings a boyfriend home.

Needing to prove that he’s still ‘the best’ to Darcy and Dan, Nick attempts to think of ad angles for a series of feminine products that Darcy gave out to the workers. While in the bathroom, he accidentally slips on some bath beads and falls into a bathtub while holding an electric hairdryer. He tries to get out, but slips and the dryer falls into the tub while he still has one foot in, jolting him with electricity.

Nick then goes over to Darcy’s apartment and explains everything to her. Darcy regains her job and is forced to fire Nick. However, she finds that she has romantic feelings for Nick as well, and is willing to forgive him.