Directed by Dennis Dugan. With Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Maria Bello and Salma Hayek. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2010.
Maria Bello in Grown Ups
Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) is a peaceful mother of grown twins, whose much older husband (Alan Arkin), decides they should move to a retirement community. But she grows restless and, after her husband starts an affair with one of her friends (Winona Ryder), she also gets involved with someone younger, a confused guy (Keanu Reeves) she meets by chance. As she begins to examine her life, she flashes back to her childhood, when she left behind her controlling mother (Maria Bello) to live with her aunt and her aunt's lesbian lover (Julianne Moore). Directed by Rebecca Miller. With Blake Lively and Monica Bellucci. Categories: Drama. Year: 2009.
Maria Bello in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
A disturbing, provocative movie about Nancy (Maria Bello), a woman in a long-term relationship that bores her. Depressed, she contacts a man (Jason Patric) via the Internet and asks him to kill her. He agrees, but when they meet, they fall in love and become involved in a sado-masochistic relationship. Amy Brenneman is the therapist who tries to counsel Nancy into sanity. Directed by Johan Renck. With Rufus Sewell. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Maria Bello in Downloading Nancy
Explorer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) returns in a new adventure, traveling through the Far East to do battle with the resurrected Emperor Han (Jet Li). Joining Rick as he races from the catacombs of ancient China to the snow-covered Himalayas are his son Alex (Luke Ford), his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) and her brother Jonathan (John Hannah). Released from a 2,000-year-old curse, the Dragon Emperor and his 10,000 soldiers set out to enslave the world, with only the O'Connells standing in their way. Directed by Rob Cohen. With Michelle Yeoh. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2008.
Maria Bello in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Directed by Udayan Prasad. With Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart, William Hurt and Maria Bello. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
Maria Bello in The Yellow Handkerchief
Five Californian women and one man start a book club to discuss the works of Jane Austen. As they make their way through each novel, the group begins to see connections between their own relationships and Austen's beloved romances. Directed by Robin Swicord. With Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy and Jimmy Smits. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2007.
Maria Bello in The Jane Austen Book Club
After her mother Gail (Maria Bello) sends her to live in Houston with her strict father Rifat (Peter Macdissi), Jasira (Summer Bishil), a 13-year-old Arab-American girl, experiences the struggles of becoming a woman under her father's watchful eye and fitting into a community that views her with uncomfortable curiosity. To overcome her loneliness, Jasira seeks the friendship of her two next door neighbors Travis Vuoso (Aaron Eckhart), an army reservist, and Melina Hines, an expectant mother. Stuck in an uncomfortable situation, Jasira must face racism, hypocrisy and an adult world she not quite ready for. Directed by Alan Ball. With Chris Messina, Carrie Preston and Eugene Jones III. Categories: Drama, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
Maria Bello in Towelhead
Although the MPAA views and gives ratings for blockbuster films viewed by millions of people, relatively few know who the raters are and how they make their decisions. Director Kirby Dick investigates this inconsistent, secretive process, questioning whether certain studios get preferential treatment, discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence, and the association's efforts to control culture. Also included are interviews with John Waters, Maria Bello, Kevin Smith and more. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2006.
Maria Bello in This Film Is Not Yet Rated
This is the true story of John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and William J. Jimeno (Michael Peña), two Port Authority police officers who rushed in to rescue people from the World Trade Center on 9/11. After the towers collapsed, McLoughlin and Jimeno were trapped themselves and later became two of the last survivors extracted from Ground Zero. This is their story, and the story of the rescuers who never gave up hope that they would be saved. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Jay Hernandez, Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Categories: Drama, History. Year: 2006.
Maria Bello in World Trade Center
Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, can spin any story. With an answer for everything, Naylor makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette companies who face increased scrutiny and a tidal wave of negative public opinion. With health nuts on the warpath and Senator Ortolan Finistirre (William H. Macy) pushing to require poison labels on packs of cigarettes, Nick goes on an all-out PR offensive. But, with Naylor's newfound notariety comes the need to explain his less than honorable actions to his son Joey (Cameron Bright). Directed by Jason Reitman. With Todd Louiso, J.K. Simmons, Rob Lowe, Adam Brody, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott and Maria Bello. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2005.
Maria Bello in Thank You for Smoking
Dicky Pilager (Chris Cooper) is a down-home politician running a gubernatorial campaign in Colorado. With his bad grammar and likeable simplicity, he's a popular choice with the people until he pulls in a corpse while pretending to fish in an environmental political ad. Knowing it can't be a coincidence, his campaign manager, Chuck Raven (Richard Dreyfuss), hires a private investigator (Danny Huston) to find out who planted the corpse. As the mystery unravels, it becomes clear that dozens of people are implicated in the damaging event. Directed by John Sayles. With James Gammon, Billy Zane, Maria Bello, Tim Roth and Daryl Hannah. Categories: Politics, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Year: 2004.
Maria Bello in Silver City