When two misfits, Burt and Verona (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph), learn they are about to become parents, they set off on a cross-country trip to help them decide where they should settle down. But things don't go as they hope: Burt's mother (Catherine O'Hara) casually tells them she and his father are moving to Europe and won't see much of their baby. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Allison Janney play friends of Verona's who have very different parenting styles. Burt and Verona can't quite figure out how they'll make it work, but vow to keep trying. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Josh Hamilton and Jeff Daniels. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2009.
Catherine O'Hara in Away We Go
Maurice Sendak's beloved children's classic becomes a live-action movie. It tells the story of Max (Max Records), a rebellious child who gets angry at his mother (Catherine Keener) and is suddenly transported to a land of magical but frightening creatures. The creatures are portrayed by a combination of actors wearing costumes and computer-generated imagery. Directed by Spike Jonze. With Forest Whitaker and 2009. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2009.
Catherine O'Hara in Where the Wild Things Are
When DJ (Mitchel Musso) is left alone by his parents on Halloween, he tries to find out the truth about a scary house in the neighborhood. He and his friends Chowder (Sam Lerner) and Jenny (Spencer Locke) discover that the house is a living creature that drags in everyone it can get its hands on - and doesn't let them out. Now they have to convince a local cop and their mean babysitter (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to do something about this terrifying place. Directed by Gil Kenan. With Ryan Newman, Fred Willard and Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Mystery. Year: 2006.
Catherine O'Hara in Monster House
When RJ (Bruce Willis), a raccoon con artist, meets up with a mismatched group of forest creatures led by Vern the tortoise (Garry Shandling), he fools them into helping him repay a food debt he owes to an angry bear. Together, these adventurous critters venture out into the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating, and learn a lesson about friends and family. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick. With Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2006.
Catherine O'Hara in Over the Hedge
Penelope (Christina Ricci) is a young heiress born with a curse that can only be broken when she finds true love. The curse burdens Penelope with a pig's nose, which she tries unsuccessfully to conceal from her many suitors. When Lemon (Peter Dinklage), a unscrupulous tabloid reporter, learns of Penelope's predicament, he hires hires Max (James McAvoy) to pursue the girl in the hopes of securing a one of a kind photograph. But, when Max, a down-on-his luck gambler, begins to fall for Penelope, he disappears to save her from betrayal. Determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope sets out into the world alone, making her first real friend (Reese Witherspoon) and discovering the person she was always meant to be. Directed by Mark Palansky. With Catherine O'Hara, Richard E. Grant, Simon Woods and Ronni Ancona. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2006.
Catherine O'Hara in Penelope
The owners of five show dogs are followed by a film crew as they head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. With exuberance and eccentricities to spare, the owners give their take on the world of competitive dog shows and show just how far they're willing to go to make sure their four-legged friends win the top prize. Directed by Christopher Guest. With Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge and Fred Willard. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2000.
Catherine O'Hara in Best in Show
Wyatt Earp (Kevin Costner) was one of the Wild West's greatest heroes, a family man who became a law man to bring justice to the frontier. Together with Doc Holiday (Dennis Quaid), Earp reigns in the same kind of rough and tumble bandits he would eventually face in the famous showdown at the O.K. Corral. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. With Gene Hackman, David Andrews, Catherine O'Hara. Categories: Biography, Western. Year: 1994.
Catherine O'Hara in Wyatt Earp
Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town having presided over another successful Halloween, begins to grow weary of the repetition. Feeling that life his life lacks meaning, Jack stumbles into Christmas Town and decides to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on their own version of Christmas. Directed by Henry Selick. With Catherine O'Hara and Paul Reubens. Categories: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Christmas Classics. Year: 1993.
Catherine O'Hara in The Nightmare Before Christmas
When 8-year-old Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) discovers that his family has flown to France for their Christmas vacation without him, he thinks that missing out on presents will be the worst of his problems. Instead, he finds himself in an all-out war with a pair of bone-headed bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), who plan on robbing his house while his parents are away. Using his imagination and a ton of booby traps, Kevin sets out to bring the criminals to justice and does his best to spread the Christmas spirit. Directed by Chris Columbus. With Catherine O'Hara and John Candy. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy, Crime, Family. Year: 1990.
Catherine O'Hara in Home Alone
After a freak car accident, Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam (Alec Baldwin) return to their home as ghosts and find that an obnoxious yuppie family has already started to redecorate. After their attempts to scare off the new owners are ignored or laughed at, the couple call upon the services of a demented bioexorcist named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). When Beetlejuice goes out of control, Barbara and Adam team up with the yuppie family's goth daughter, Lydia (Winona Ryder), and hatch a plan to find some peace and quiet. Directed by Tim Burton. With Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Year: 1988.
Catherine O'Hara in Beetle Juice