See Laura Smiles Trailer on youtube.
See Laura Smiles (2006) movie on youtube.
See Laura Smiles - Trailer on youtube.
See When Laura Smiles on youtube.
See Laura Smiles (2005)Full'M.o.v. on youtube.
See Laura Smiles Trailer on youtube.
See When Laura Smiles on youtube.
See When Laura Smiles on youtube.
See It's a Disaster Movie CLIP on youtube.
See Laura on youtube.
Description: Maria and Mariana are sisters but they are poles apart. Mariana is wild while her elder sister is moderate and take nice interest in her education and career. When they become adults, Maria joins the police force while Mariana remains the same. However, Jefri’s presence changes Mariana’s life. But her disappointment, Jefri chooses to marry Maria instead of her. Tony and Robert, leaders of criminals gang which Maria is trying to smash, kidnap Mariana. The ever responsible Maria risks her own life to save her sister.
Description: When the Dutch peacekeeping point in Afghanistan is nearly over, soldier Diederick dies in the arms of his 21-year-old platoon friend Johnny. Johnny comes home as coffin bearer and after the ceremony at the Eindhoven Airbase, he is being welcomed home in the bar of his parents who treat him as a hero. Johnny undergoes the welcome party passively. He doesn't feel comfortable or at home. The next day he drives with a loaded gift to Aerdenhout. The gift is a DVD containing a film that Diederick had made for his twin sister's birthday, Fleur. He rings the bell at the ancestral home of Diederick. The loss of Diederick has place the family relations on edge. Because of his gift, Johnny is sucked into the unpredictable family struggling with their pain. Johnny sees it as his duty to support them, but he doesn't know how. To be able to come home, he gotta first let himself to experience his own grief.
Description: For their annual trip, Lena -originally from Sweden- invites her close group of mates to a Frisian island to celebrate the Swedish Midsummer Night tradition. For the first time Meike, an outsider is invited. As with all friendships, in this thirty-something group of mates some secrets are shared, and others remain untold.
Description: A man reads about the attacks of a unknown animal on livestock in the town. He plans to run his own investigation. The so named beast however is also used as a metaphor for each day issues the townsfolk face.
Description: Pepperminta is an anarchist of the imagination. She lives in a futuristic rainbow villa and according to her own rules. Colors are the young woman's greatest mates and strawberries are her pets. She knows the most nice remedies to gratis folks of their fears. Pepperminta's want is for everyone to see the globe in her favourite colors. Werwen, a young plump and shy boy yet whose sex appeal Pepperminta finds highly attractive, and the pretty Edna, who talks to tulips, join her on her passionate mission. These three musketeers of a various type set out to war for a more humane world. Wherever the gang appears, everything is turned upside down and people's lives are transformed in the most miraculous and wondrous of ways.
Description: At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions starts his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his journey is delayed by many natural obstacles and he takes an internal adventure of fleeting memories of his childhood, his parents, love for a pretty girl, nostalgia for the past, regret for what he did, and the deep silence that envelops everything. He confronts the most poor loneliness following a shipwreck in which all the comrades perish.
Description: Maria is rushed to the hospital and is saved by Dr. Faris who successfully extracts the bullet from her body. Maria is assigned to the Unique Unit of the Royal Malaysian Police force. She falls in love with Dr. Faris. Her unit has been directed to smash a syndicate which is trafficking ecstasy pills and drugs in the city. Meanwhile, Mariana is visited by Remy, a colleague who is attracted to her. Roy, her ex-boyfriend reappears causing turmoil in her life and Mariana reverts to her old wild ways. The relationship between the two sisters, Maria and Mariana becomes strained again.
Description: Before an necessary audition, the opera teacher recommends sleep, walks and Schubert. Feeling lost, desperate and rebellious, Erik does the exact opposite (except for the Schubert bit), spending his nights with a disillusioned older colleague and excessive amounts of vodka. Erik has a boyfriend but a possibility encounter with the semi-criminal Lyokha awakens passion of a entire fresh caliber in him.
Description: Drama inspired by the life of Walter Tull who, after years in an orphanage, went on to become a professional footballer and then the first black commissioned officer to lead British units during WW1. The action concerns Tull's turbulent passage from ordinary soldier to extraordinary officer at officer training camp, where he had to face his own demons as well as war the prejudice that surrounded him
Description: Nan Moore, the mother of one of the victims of the aero accident of the Korean Air Lines in 1983 where the plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, tries to search the truth of what happened on that particular flight. But she finds only a wall of silence and lots of problem with the authorities...
Description: The man-hungry “vampire,” soon to be popularized by America’s Theda Bara, made her screen debut in this Danish melodrama directed by August Blom. Clara Wieth starred in the game role of the Vampire Dancer, which is just what she was: a dancer performing her seductions on-stage. Off-stage, the young woman is kindhearted and a bit naïve. The lustful dance, during which Robert Dinesen succumbs to the dancer’s fatal charms, remained the centerpiece of the film, which was a famous success and made Wieth an international star.
Description: Four young friends, en route to the coast for a weekend of surfing and fun are forced to seek support from a strange recluse when their vehicle breaks down. Jack Rattigan is a strange boy living in an even stranger house, a decaying relic of a bygone age. Is Rattigan insane? Or are his words and acts and expression of a mind tortured by mortal anguish? What is Rattigans secret? And what is the source of his power to mesmerise?
Description: To help her paralytic father, Chato works as a utility woman for a burlesque star Virgie Nite. But when Virgie gets drunk on the night of her scheduled show, Chato pitches in for her. And she becomes an immediate sensation. Enthused by the initial acceptance of the audience, she defies her father's admonitions and presents herself to the manager. And thus, becoming the fresh burlesque queen.
Description: During college military training exercises, the bond between two mates and athletic rivals is inspected when one of them becomes involved with a girl who may be a prostitute.
Description: This is a film from Cambodia and it was now directed by Lord Norodom Sihanouk, the lord of Cambodia. It depicts the happenings of 1975 that ended with the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge.
Description: While fishing at a quiet lake, a boy witnesses a murder. Although confronted by the assassin he manages to escape. Scared of the consequences of becoming involved he decides not to report what he saw. Instead the true murderer does go to the Police, claiming that he is the witness. After speaking to a priest the innocent boy finally hands himself in, only to be arrested and found guilty...
Description: Sun Valley provides the backdrop to this storyline of a downhill ski racer who seeks to create a arrival after being branded a loser and the ski bunny who supports him regain his self-respect.
Description: A divorced boy and his estranged, incurably ill teenage son receive together for a final summer holiday and they end up at the divorced father's estranged father's vineyard where they test to reconcile their differences.
Description: The elderly heir of a formerly wealthy and respected Chilean family, Andres, suffers from decadence and solitude. He hires young Estela in order to look after his tiranic and almost crazy grandmother. The differences in class and age don't stop Andres from courting Estela, whose fiancé Mario tries to create some cash with the passions of his well-off rival. The suffocating atmosphere of the run-down mansion in the outskirts of Santiago represents the deterioration of the bourgeoisie, and sets the stage for the total collapse of Andres.
Movies Like Ghoul 2015
Movies Like Μια Ελληνίδα Στο Χαρέμι 1971
Movies Like My Daily Routine 2011
Movies Like The Foot Shooting Party 1994
Movies Like Comment trouvez-vous ma sœur ? 1964
Movies Like Choices 1986
Movies Like B14? 2012
Movies Like Frida Kahlo 1982
Movies Like Venti dal Sud 1993
Movies Like Die Küken kommen 1985
Movies Like Anabazys 2007
Movies Like Gigantis the Fire Monster 1959
Movies Like The French Love 1972
Movies Like Die türkischen Gurken 1962
"Laura Smiles" is an alarmingly effective portrait of a woman's mental breakdown.We are introduced to "Laura" at her happiest time, in a warm, loving relationship with her fiancé (a very appealing Kip Pardue) in the city, literally the love of her life. In flashbacks, we then see the sweet development of this relationship out of order as these moments become brightly lit and colourful memories that desperately intrude on her soon in life, as she becomes consumed with guilt and remorse over his fate.These feelings begin to overwhelm her actual life as a wife and mother. As something inconsequential in what she calls her "suburban drudgery" triggers the past -- in the supermarket, cooking, cleaning, at a school play-- she acts out increasingly aberrantly to counteract the feelings they generate, especially when she can no longer distinguish past from show from dreams, recalling Blanche Du Bois.While writer/director Jason Ruscio told in Q & A at the Tribeca Movie Festival that he was inspired by the break-up of his relationship with the lead actress Petra Wright, the movie is the most vivid portrayal I've seen of manic depression. Whereas depression is usually portrayed in movies simplistically as catatonia, as in "Off the Map," here we see her acting out, in methods that ended up losing the audience's sympathy for her. She is also set up in contrast to the boys around her who are sympathetic or understandable, including Jonathan Silverman as a grief-stricken lover who can hold in touch with reality. Nor do the therapy sessions create her more sympathetic, as she lies to the shrink and then, frighteningly, the therapy doesn't even support her.It becomes as painful for the audience as for her to recall her earlier satisfied life as she seems to leave the show for it, like a Jack Finney time travel story.This is a raw, bleak "Desperate Housewives" without the humor or satire.
Written and directed by Jason Ruscio, the ironically titled "Laura Smiles" is a profound and provocative exploration of how we cope with tragedy and loss in our lives. As the film opens, Laura is a 25-year-old aspiring actress who appears headed for a bright and satisfied future, thanks to a career that seems to be on the mission of taking off and her newest engagement to a boy who loves her. All that changes in an instant, however, when her fiancé is run over and killed by a motorist on a busy Manhattan thoroughfare. Flash forward nine years to search Laura comfortably ensconced in a middle class suburban home with a devoted husband and a loving young son. The problem is that Laura wanders through life like a shell-shocked zombie, emotionally slash off from the folks around her. Should it be the result of that traumatizing happening in the past, or is there something deeper and more endemic to her personality that keeps Laura from finding fulfillment and happiness in her life? As she confides to the therapist who is trying to support her, "How can everything be right, yet feel so wrong?" - a lament most of us have probably sounded at some mission or another in our lives.Whatever the cause of her dissatisfaction and angst, Laura's life has become tiny more than a tedious ritual of psychically enervating, soul-crushing banality. Unable to search fulfillment in her marriage, Laura turns to one-night-stands and an affair with her husband's greatest mate for meaning and solace. But to no avail, for nothing seems capable of filling the void that exists at the very center of her soul.This is a beautifully made movie - stark, spare, contemplative and poetic. Stripped of all slickness and theatricality, the film really feels as if it is capturing life as we live it. Indeed, precisely because it is a bit raw and rough around the edges - Ruscio deliberately overexposes the movie stock in few scenes - "Laura Smiles" draws us more deeply into the lives of the characters and the globe they inhabit than if the film had all the trappings that come with a higher budget. Ruscio has also come up with a sophisticated nonlinear narrative structure which, far from confusing us, now supports to clarify some of the seemingly irrational and self-destructive behavior we see Laura indulging in.Petra Wright is poignant and touching as the girl trapped in her own psychic hell, while Kip Pardue, Tag Derwin and Jonathan Silverman offer perfect help as the different boys in her life.Is it possible, Laura wonders in a moment of heartbreaking introspection, for a person to search current fulfillment or happiness in this life - or are we all doomed to endlessly grasping for that tantalizing, ever elusive "something" that will remain forever beyond our reach? The movie doesn't presume to respond that question, but it at least has the courage to ask it and, indeed, to discover it with a lvl of profundity and artistry to do it justice.This is a film that got virtually no theatrical release - testing in only one theater and grossing a measly $4,558 - before heading to video, yet it turns out to be one of the most thoughtful and moving motion pictures of 2007. And this is hardly the only independent movie of newest times to suffer such a fate. Tells more about American audiences and distributors than it does about the films themselves perhaps.
This movie is about a suburban housewife's marriage falling apart because of her unresolved problems in the past.Though the movie is initially slow, it gets better steadily during the course of the film. The plot is non linear, but it is easy understandable and well told. I like how happenings are partially presented first, and then said in more feature after another happenings are laid out to create more sense of the initial event. The lead character, Laura, is portrayed amazingly. Petra Wright wide range of emotions is impressive, and I am surprised that she has not made it big. If this movie had large A List stars in it, I am confident it would be a hit.
New York, NY 10013
Similar Film Search Engine
+44 20 7336 8898
Mon - Sun 09:30 am - 05:30 pm