Brad Pitt and Reese Witherspoon
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Lars and the Real Girl:
I'd see talented Ryan Gosling even if he was just reading off his grocery list. But in this quirky-sounding comic drama, he portrays a small-town oddball whose new girlfriend – they met on line – is a full-sized doll.
Ravishing Keira Knightley
pairs up for another literary adaptation with director Joe Wright, for whom she starred in 2005's Pride & Prejudice
. This drama about a troubled British family is based on a best-selling novel by Ian McEwan.
After striking box office gold with homosexual lust with 2005's Brokeback Mountain
, director Ang Lee showcases the heterosexual kind, and lots of it, in an NC-17 rated drama set in mid-century Hong Kong and Shanghai. Joan Chen and Tony Leung Chiu Wai star.
Margot at the Wedding:
Playing estranged sisters, Nicole Kidman
and Jennifer Jason Leigh let long-simmering conflicts come to a boil in a comedy from Noah Baumbach, the writer-director behind The Squid and the Whale
(and who's wed to Leigh). Jack Black costars.
I'm Not There:
The times they are a-changin', but Bob Dylan still remains a figure of mystery. Singular director Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven
) uses not one, but six actors (including Cate Blanchett) to portray Dylan during various periods in the troubadour's career. Christian Bale, Richard Gere, Julianne Moore and Heath Ledger costar.