Thursday, May 5, 2011

TRAILER THURSDAY: Women's Lib & Class Warfare in Rom Coms edition

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Sabrina Watson’s family is oh so rich, and Sabrina herself (Paula Patton) is oh so hot. But she has a tendency to bed men who are jerks, so she says to God, “I promise, God, that if you get me out of this situation, I’ll only share my cookies with the man I marry.” Here, “cookies” refers to sex. Anyway, she runs into this guy (Laz Alonso) with her Audi, then they fall in love and get engaged. But oh no! He’s poor! So when their families meet for the wedding in Martha’s Vineyard, class-war hilarity ensues. But also love. Or something. (TH) Rated PG-13 | SHOWTIMES

Welcome to France in the 1970s. Disco was alive and well there, too, and so was that whole “women belong in the home, not at work” sentiment. So when Suzanne’s (Catherine Deneuve) dislikable husband (Fabrice Luchini) is taken hostage by his striking employees, she stands up to take over the family business. Basically, she does an awesome job. Everyone is pleasantly surprised. But trouble arises in the form of an old flame (Gérard Depardieu) and her unwillingness to reduce herself back to being nothing more than a trophy wife. Vive la résistance! (TH) Magic Lantern only. Rated R | SHOWTIMES

A romantic comedy with a little more depth than usual. Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson star as friends who are involved, to very different degrees, with the same guy (Colin Egglesfield). Another pal (John Krasinski) is around to be the voice of reason when things start to go crazy. Based on the novel by Emily Giffin, with a few too many side stories that don’t go anywhere. (ES) Rated PG-13 | SHOWTIMES

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