Zooey Deschanel is Summer, a young woman who doesn't believe that love really exists. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Tom, a guy who falls hopelessly in love with her in this bittersweet comedy. When she leaves him suddenly, he devotes himself to getting her back. Directed by Marc Webb. With Geoffrey Arend, Chloe Moretz and Matthew Gray Gubler. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
2009 in (500) Days of Summer
In this satire of the contemporary art world, Marley Shelton plays a successful gallery owner who falls for a brooding composer (Adam Goldberg) of post-modern music. Vinnie Jones plays an extremely pretentious artist whose work features common household objects, while Eion Baily is a very commercial artist whose work the gallery sells secretly. Directed by Jonathan Parker. With Lucy Punch, Ptolemy Slocum, Zak Orth, and Svetlana Efremova. Year: 2009.
2009 in (Untitled)
Detective> Danny Fisher (John Cena, of WWF fame) is shocked when an internationally-known terrorist named Miles Jackson (Aidan Gillen) kidnaps his girlfriend Molly (Ashley Scott). He is forced to play 12 rounds of dangerous games on the streets of New Orleans. Danny struggles to complete these tasks, as he battles the clock to keep Molly safe. Directed by Renny Harlin. With Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, Taylor Cole, and Gonzalo Menendez. Categories: Action, Thriller. Year: 2009.
2009 in 12 Rounds
Unhappy with how his life has turned out, middle-aged father Mike O'Donnell (Matthew Perry) wishes he could go back and do it all over again. When he attempts to save the life of a mysterious janitor (Brian Doyle-Murray), Mike gets his chance and awakes to discover that he's been transformed into his 17-year-old self (Zac Efron). After convincing his best fried Ned (Thomas Lennon) who he is, Mike sets out recapture his glory days and experience everything he missed out on. But, after becoming his children's high school classmates and visiting his estranged wife, Scarlett (Leslie Mann), Mike realizes that he already had the perfect life and must find a way to change back into an adult. Directed by Burr Steers. With Michelle Trachtenberg, Sterling Knight, Katerina Graham and Nicole Sullivan. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
2009 in 17 Again
In this science-fiction thrill fest about a coming ecological cataclysm, John Cusack stars as Jackson, a limousine driver who learns about the impending doom by chance. He uses his limited resources to try to save his ex- (Amanda Peet) and his child (Morgan Lily), who have gone to live with his former wife's boyfriend (Thomas McCarthy). Inadvertently, Jackson uncovers a sinister plot by the wealthy and powerful to save themselves while the rest of humanity is killed. Directed by Roland Emmerich. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2009.
2009 in 2012
Cutting edge, animated science fiction, about an artificial brain that is created and will destroy the world, if it isn't stopped. Elijah Wood is the title character, one of nine creatures still attached to some part of their humanity, who are the only hope for killing off the brain. Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau provide the voices for what is left of humankind. Directed by Shane Acker. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
2009 in 9
Adam (Hugh Dancy) is a young man living in New York. His life is complicated because he suffers from Asperger Syndrome, a disorder that makes him socially awkward and makes it difficult for him to read people's emotions. But he longs for contact and when a beautiful young woman (Rose Byrne) moves into his building, he falls in love with her. Taking a co-worker's advice, he tries to win her. His sweetness and honesty attract her, but she is not sure she can make a commitment to a guy who is so different. Directed by Max Mayer. With Frankie Faison, Amy Irving and Peter Gallagher. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2009.
2009 in Adam
Unable to afford the European vacation he had planned, James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg), an uptight recent college graduate, sucks up his pride and takes a job at a local amusement park. Though he initially views the park as a dead end filled with losers, James eventually learns the tools of the trade from an experienced game worker (Ryan Reynolds) and meets a girl (Kristen Stewart) who changes his life. Directed by Greg Mottola. With Martin Starr, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
2009 in Adventureland
A family goes on what they think will be a dream vacation to a house in rural Maine, only to discover that the house is already occupied by an alien. The kids in the family befriend the cute, friendly alien, but unfortunately there are others from his planet who aren't so friendly and they descend on the house. The kids and parents have to defend their house from alien invastion. Directed by John Schultz. Kevin Nealon plays the disgruntled dad, and Ashley Tisdale is the cute teen daughter. With Carter Jenkins, Austin Robert Butler, Regan Young, Henri Young, Doris Roberts, Ashley Boettcher, and Robert Hoffman. Categories: Adventure, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
2009 in Aliens in the Attic
After going out on one date with Steve (Bradley Cooper), a CNN cameraman, Mary Horowitz (Sandra Bullock) becomes convinced that he is the man of her dreams. Following Steve across the country, Mary, an eccentric woman obsessed with crossword puzzle, does everything she can to convince Steve that they were meant to be together. Directed by Phil Traill. With Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong, DJ Qualls, Katy Mixon, Howard Hesseman and Beth Grant. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
2009 in All About Steve
Hilary Swank plays legendary female aviator Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly long distances, who disappeared during an attempt to fly around the world in 1937. Richard Gere plays George Putnam, a longtime friend who supported her in her ambitions, while Ewan McGregor is a young man who has a hard time accepting her for who she is. Directed by Mira Nair. With Christopher Eccleston. Categories: Biography, Drama. Year: 2009.
2009 in Amelia
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) investigates the murder of a prominent physicist with the help of his daughter Vittoria (Ayelet Zurer). As the trail leads them to the Vatican, Robert and Vittoria find clues linking the murder, as well as the kidnapping of four cardinals, to the Illuminati, a powerful ancient group long thought to be extinct. With the group intending to carry out a terrorist attack during a papal conclave, Robert and Vittoria must discover the truth before more innocent lives are lost. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, David Pasquesi, Cosimo Fusco and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2009.
2009 in Angels & Demons