Archive for August, 2009

Big (1988)

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight. Mirror:

Beavis and butt-head do america (1996)

Our intrepid adolescent heroes wake up to find their beloved television stolen, and embark on an epic journey across America to recover it… Mirror:

Bad Santa (2003)

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. Mirror:

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. Mirror:

Weekend at Bernie’s (1989)

A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to “finish him off.” Mirror:

Up in Smoke (1978)

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van – made entirely of marijuana – from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. Mirror:

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love. Mirror:

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Based on writer Susanna Kaysen’s account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. Mirror:

The Island (2005)

A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a “harvested being”, and is being kept along with others in a utopian facility. Mirror:

Pay It Forward (2000)

A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance. Mirror:

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