With daughters Constance and Nina by her bedside, terminally ill matriarch Ann Grant recounts a passionate and all-consuming romance that took place 50 years in the past yet defined the rest of her life. Claire Danes stars as a younger Ann, and Patrick Wilson portrays her lover. This adaptation of Susan Minot’s best-seller also features the megawatt talents of Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
The Family Stone (2005)
Although their relationship works in the city, things begin to fall apart for buttoned-up Manhattanites Everett and Meredith when they visit the suburbs for the holidays to stay with Everett’s family. Sarah’s first meeting with Everett’s parents proves so traumatic that she calls in her sister for backup — a move that only makes Christmas more complicated.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Every year, Claudia dreads her trip home for Thanksgiving. Between her parents, her sardonic brother and her overdramatic sister, things are bad enough. But this year, Claudia has more reason for angst. She’s lost her job and is dealing with her daughter’s revelation about her sexual activities. Jodie Foster directs this ode to dysfunction.
It’s All About Love (2003)
In this futuristic thriller about love and fate, professional ice skater Elena and her estranged husband, John, live in different cities. When John heads to New York seeking a divorce from Elena, he finds her life has gone askew: Her friends and family appear to have their own plans regarding her future as a skater, and those plans depend on John’s cooperation. Can he and Elena escape their clutches … alive?
Lovely but lonely Mirabelle feels purposeless selling gloves in a world where they’re hardly ever worn. But her sad-sack days are soon enlivened by Ray, a rich suitor who showers her with sex and attention. Mirabelle soaks it all up but yearns for more commitment, which Ray can’t give. So when she meets the penniless but sincere Jeremy, she wonders if it’s time to give up one man for the other.
Synopsis by Netflix.