Weekend Movie Forecast

Which movies are fun for the whole family and which ones are treats just for you? Find out!

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Letters to Juliet
Short Story:
A young American named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) travels to Verona, Italy -- home of Shakespeare's love-struck Juliet Capulet of Romeo and Juliet. There, Sophie joins a group of volunteers who reply to letters written to Juliet seeking advice about love. After answering a missive dated 1957, Sophie inspires its author (Vanessa Redgrave) to travel to Italy in search of her long-lost love.

What They're Saying:
”The key to the film's success is its lack of strain. As written by Jose Rivera and Tim Sullivan, this isn't one of those pushy slapstick affairs; it's more romantic than comic, and despite the corn there are no villains.”- Chicago Tribune

“The actors, particularly Seyfried and Redgrave, help make the movie's romantic spirit contagious.”- Metromix Chicago

Good for Kids?
This PG-rated heart-warmer will suit sentimental viewers, and it's good for the whole family.

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Just Wright
Short Story:
No-nonsense physical therapist Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) pulls out all the stops when NBA All-Star Scott McKnight (Common) suffers a debilitating injury. As she tries to get him back on his game, their professional relationship turns personal and Leslie finds herself falling for the athlete.

What They're Saying:
“I like this film in part because it doesn't go full-cornball until the last quarter, and along the way, it actually finds ways to make everyone on-screen a human being.”- Chicago Tribune

“Painting by numbers often gets a bad rap: While it takes little originality to fill in the romantic-comedy blanks, even a simple, competent job can sometimes feel like a breath of fresh air.”– Variety

Good for Kids?
A straight-ahead romantic comedy, Just Wright won’t show anything you don’t want the kids to see.

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Robin Hood
Short Story:
Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe stars as the bow-wielding hero Robin Longstride in this retelling of the classic Robin Hood legend. The action packed flick, directed by Ridley Scott, also features fellow Oscar-winner, Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian.

What They're Saying:
“I liked it. It's on a par with Scott's American Gangster: No revelations, but a satisfying, large-scale genre movie, toned up by its cast.”-Chicago Tribune

“There is no denying that Scott and Crowe work well together.”-Rotten Tomatoes

Good for Kids?
Rated PG-13, the fighting sequences may be a bit much for the little ones.

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Iron Man 2
Short Story:
The sequel to the 2008 blockbuster hit Iron Man chronicles the adventures of Marvel Superhero Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). This time around, Stark faces pressure from the U.S. military to reveal his technology. Fearing that the information will slip into the wrong hands, Stark attempts to keep it secret, encountering powerful new forces along the way.

What They're Saying:
"Iron Man and his retinue of enablers still qualify as the most easy-to-like players in the comic-book movie rotation, but only when they're allowed to emerge from behind the gizmos and geek-speak."- The Washington Post

"With star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau back in the fold, this is a haphazard film thrown together by talented people, with all the pluses and minuses that implies."- The Los Angeles Times

Good for Kids?
With a PG-13 rating, this extremely action-packed flick might be best for tweens and grownups.

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Mother and Child
Short Story:
Mother and Child chronicles the lives of three women who have all been impacted in some way by the adoption process. Karen (Annette Bening) gave up her child at age 14; Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) was adopted as a child; and Lucy (Kerry Washington) contemplates adoption as she struggles for a child of her own.

What They're Saying:
"When a filmmaker does everything right, as in Rodrigo García’s Mother and Child, you may be watching a masterpiece." –New York Press

"Rodrigo Garcia's reputation as a writer for and director of women will increase exponentially with Mother and Child, an insightfully observed and exceptionally acted ensemble piece precisely about what the title suggests." –Variety

Good for Kids?
Rated R, Mother and Child covers weighty subject matter best suited for adults.

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