The Hot Chick

  • Directors: Tom Brady
  • Producers: Guy Riedel, Adam Sandler
  • Writers: Tom Brady, Rob Schneider
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Actors: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Sam Doumit, Adam Sandler

The film begins in an Abyssinian castle in 50 BC, where a princess uses a pair of enchanted earrings to escape an arranged marriage by swapping bodies with a slave girl. When each woman wears one of the earrings, their bodies are magically swapped while their minds remain in place.

The rest of the film is set in the modern-day suburban home of Jessica Spencer (McAdams), the beautiful but selfish “hot chick” of the film’s title. Jessica’s closest friends are April (Faris), Keecia (Murray), and Lulu (Holden). April is Jessica’s best friend, and all four girls are cheerleaders. At school one day, Jessica makes fun of an overweight girl named Hildenburg (Kuhlmann) and a Wiccan girl named Eden (Doumit). After that, Jessica and her friends visit the local mall, where Jessica gets her rival Bianca (Laas) into trouble and finds the earrings in an African-themed store. The earrings are not for sale, so Jessica steals them.

Shortly afterward, a small-time criminal named Clive (Schneider) robs a nearby gas station. When Jessica and her friends stop there and mistake him for an employee, he services their car to avoid raising suspicion. Jessica accidentally drops one of the earrings on the ground, the girls drive away, and Clive picks up the earring. That evening, in their respective homes, Jessica and Clive put on their earrings. When they wake up the next morning, each of them is trapped in the other’s body. This is especially difficult for Jessica, who has a cheering competition and the school prom coming up soon.

During this time, Clive has been using Jessica’s body to make money from men, including Billy, who gives him his money and car, believing he is Jessica. On the evening of the prom, Hildenburg sees a video of Clive robbing a man on the TV news, goes to the scene of the crime, and finds a business card for the club where Clive works as a pole dancer. She informs Jessica at the prom, and the girls go to the club. When they find Clive, Jessica steals his earring and puts it on herself along with the other one. With the two earrings now on the same person, Jessica’s and Clive’s bodies return to their original owners. After Jessica makes up with Billy, the film ends with the school’s graduation ceremony, followed by a scene in which Clive, running from the law and still dressed in lingerie, is abducted by a bartender who believes he is a homosexual.

The Time Traveler s Wife

  • Directors: Robert Schwentke
  • Producers: Brad Pitt, Nick Wechsler, Dede Gardner
  • Writers: Jeremy Leven, Bruce Joel Rubin
  • Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Actors: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams

Based on the premise of The Time Traveler’s Wife, a Chicago librarian (Eric Bana) has a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel when he is stressed. Though he disappears often for long periods of time, he tries to build a romantic relationship with Clare Abshire, an artist (Rachel McAdams).[3]

Sherlock Holmes

  • Directors: Guy Ritchie
  • Producers: Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey
  • Writers: Guy Ritchie, Anthony Peckham, Michael Johnson
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Set in 1891, the film revolves around Holmes and Watson stopping a conspiracy to destroy Britain.[3] The film opens with Holmes apprehending the murderous cult leader Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong), who promises he will return from the dead and exact his revenge as he is being led to the gallows.[4]

The Notebook

  • Directors: Nick Cassavetes
  • Producers: Toby Emmerich, Mark Johnson
  • Writers: Novel, Nicholas Sparks, Adaptation, Jan Sardi, Screenplay, Jeremy Leven
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Actors: James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams

In a modern-day nursing home, an elderly man named Duke (James Garner) begins to read a love story from his notebook to a female fellow patient (Gena Rowlands).

The story begins in 1940. At a carnival in Seabrook Island, South Carolina, local country boy Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) sees seventeen-year-old heiress Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) for the first time and is immediately smitten. She continuously refuses his persistent advances until their well-meaning friends lure them together; they then get to know each other on a midnight walk through empty Seabrook.

Noah and Allie spend an idyllic summer together. One night, a week before Allie is to leave town, she and Noah go up to an abandoned house called the Windsor Plantation. Noah tells her that he hopes to buy the house, and Allie makes him promise that the house will be white, with blue shutters, a wrap-around porch, and a room that overlooks the creek so she can paint. They intend to make love for the first time, but Allie, who is nervous, keeps interrupting and asks Noah to talk her through it. They are then interrupted by Noah’s friend Fin (Kevin Connolly) with the news that Allie’s parents have the police out looking for her. When Allie returns home, her disapproving mother forbids her from seeing Noah again, calling him “trash” and saying he is not right for her because he is poor. Outside, Allie fights with Noah, who believes they are right and that he is not good enough for her, and the two decide to break up. Allie immediately regrets the decision but Noah drives away. The next morning, Allie’s mother reveals that they are going home right away. Allie frantically tries to find Noah, but when she goes to the lumber yard Fin tells her he is out making a delivery. She begs Fin to tell Noah that she loves him and is sorry for everything, and Fin, who stayed up all nigth with the miserable Noah, reluctantly agrees. Therefore, Allie is forced to leave without saying good-bye. Noah, devastated by his separation from Allie, writes her one letter a day for a year, only to get no reply as Allie’s mother keeps the letters from her. Noah and Allie have no choice but to move on with their lives. Allie continues to attend Sarah Lawrence College, while Noah and Fin enlist to fight in World War II. Fin is killed in battle.

Duke’s elderly companion suddenly realizes that she herself is Allie. She remembers her past. She and Noah/Duke joyfully spend a brief intimate moment together; after originally finding out about her impending illness, she had herself written their story in the notebook with the instructions for Noah to “Read this to me, and I’ll come back to you.” But soon Allie relapses, losing her memories of Noah yet again. She panics, and has to be sedated by the attending physician. This proves to be too difficult for Noah to watch and he breaks down. The next morning, Noah is found unconscious in bed and he is rushed to the hospital; he later returns to the nursing home’s intensive care ward. He goes to Allie’s room later that night, and Allie remembers again. She asks him if he thinks their love can make miracles, and he says that miracles are what bring her back to him every time. She then asks him if he thinks their love can take them away together, and he replies, “I think our love can do anything we want it to.” The next morning, a nurse finds them in bed together, having both died in their sleep, holding each other’s hands.

Wedding Crashers

  • Directors: David Dobkin
  • Producers: Peter Abrams, Toby Emmerich, Robert L Levy, Cale Boyter, Andrew Panay, Richard Brener
  • Writers: Steve Faber, Bob Fisher
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Actors: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, With Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Isla Fisher, Bradley Cooper, Keir O Donnell, Ron Canada, And Jane Seymour

Single bachelors and lifelong best friends, John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey are business partners in divorce mediation in Washington D.C.. The friends frequently “crash” wedding parties to meet women, working from a set of rules taught to them by a past ‘crasher,’ Chazz. The duo always have cover stories for inquisitive guests and inevitably become the hit of every reception, to charm their way into bed with ladies at the wedding for one night only.

After a sequence of successful ‘crashes,’ Jeremy spots the wedding of the daughter of the Secretary of the Treasury William Cleary and his wife, Kathleen. After infiltrating the lavish event as brothers, John and Jeremy set their sights on two bridesmaids, also daughters of Secretary Cleary: Claire and Gloria Cleary. While Jeremy manages to make it on the beach with “stage-five clinger” and supposed virgin Gloria, John works on Claire. While talking afterwards, John is blocked by Claire’s hotheaded Ivy League graduate boyfriend Zach, whom as the film progresses, isn’t such a loyal boyfriend when he brags of his sexual conquests to his buddies behind Claire’s back. John convinces a resistant Jeremy to break the rules and accept an invitation to an extended weekend party at the Cleary family compound.

John meets their mentor Chazz to reaffirm Jeremy’s apparent stupidity in getting engaged. During the visit, he discovers that Chazz has moved onto “funeral crashing,” as he believes that grief is the best aphrodisiac. John joins Chazz on an outing, but is taken aback by the amount of love and sorrow shown by the widow of the deceased. He reconsiders his stance on love and marriage and rushes to Jeremy’s wedding. He joins them mid-ceremony as the best man, but disrupts it by attempting to speak to Claire while standing at the altar. After intense arguments and a mild scuffle, Claire finally reveals that she, too, has feelings for John. Zach is dumbfounded by the situation, and turns to Secretary Cleary for help. However, Secretary Cleary fully supports his daughter’s decision to reject Zach. Defeated and clearly angry, Zach begins demanding Claire to return to the alter before attacking John before Jeremy intervenes and knocks Zach to the ground with a solid punch. The film ends with Jeremy getting married to Gloria, John uniting with Claire, and the two couples driving away joking about crashing a wedding all together.

State of Play

  • Directors: Kevin Macdonald
  • Producers: Andrew Hauptman, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
  • Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Peter Morgan, Billy Ray, Paul Abbott
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Actors: Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman

The plot is similar to that of the original 6-part program, retaining several main characters, but condensing and changing certain aspects to fit the two-hour format. The film is set in Washington, D.C. and tells of Stephen Collins (Affleck), a fast-rising United States Congressman with ambitions to become his party’s presidential candidate. This goal is threatened after his mistress (Maria Thayer), a former research assistant, is found dead in suspicious circumstances, while right-wing opponents to Collins’ campaign for social reform attempt to use the scandal to kill his political career. During a probe into a series of seemingly unrelated murders, Cal McCaffrey (Crowe), an investigative journalist and Collins’ former campaign manager, finds himself tasked with solving the case, becoming romantically involved with the Congressman’s estranged wife (Wright Penn) in the process.[2][3][4][5]