Based on the bestselling novel by Jodi Picoult, this is the story of Anna (Abigail Breslin), a girl who was conceived so that she could help keep alive her older sister, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva). When Kate goes into renal failure and their parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric) want Anna to donate a kidney to her sister, Anna rebels and hires a high-profile lawyer (Alec Baldwin) to sue for her right to keep her own organs. This conflict tears apart the close-knit family, but also brings them together in unexpected ways. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With, Heather Wahlquist and Evan Ellingson. Categories: Drama. Year: 2009.
Jeremy Leven in My Sister's Keeper
An old man (James Garner) reads a story about two young lovers to an old woman (Gena Rowlands) in a nursing home. Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) and Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) meet at a carnival and fall in love, but Allie's parents disapprove of him. After Allie's family moves away, she gets engaged to a handsome young soldier (James Marsden), after receiving no word from Noah. But, before her wedding, Allie stops by to see Noah, and it is evident that they still have feelings for each other. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. With Kevin Connolly and Joan Allen. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2004.
Jeremy Leven in The Notebook
Before WWI, Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon) had a perfect golf swing, but the ravages of battle have striped him of his innocence and his love for the the game. Returning to Savannah, Junuh learns that his former fiancée Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) is hosting a golf tournament featuring the greats of the day. Although he initially turns down Adele's invitation to participate, Junah has a change of heart when a mysterious caddy named Bagger Vance (Will Smith) appears seemingly from nowhere, teaching Junuh the secret of mastering the difficulties of both golf and life. Directed by Robert Redford. With Bruce McGill and Jack Lemmon. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sports. Year: 2000.
Jeremy Leven in The Legend of Bagger Vance
Marlon Brando is a psychiatrist weeks from retirement who is suddenly confronted with the most challenging case of his career: a young man (Johnny Depp), who claims to be Don Juan DeMarco, a direct descendant of the legendary Don Juan. It's the psychiatrist's task to bring the supposed Don Juan back down to earth, but the doctor is drawn in by the magic spell the younger man weaves. Eventually, the doctor finds himself rejuvenated by his contact with patient, and forges a more romantic relationship with his wife (Faye Dunaway). Talisa Soto and Rachel Ticotin appear as beauties from the young man's past. Directed by Jeremy Leven. With Bob Dishy, Jo Champa, and Richard C. Sarafian. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1994.
Jeremy Leven in Don Juan DeMarco