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Recent and classic films where chucks have a role. . . .

 

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2 chucks rating

PG-13

I Could Never Be Your Woman. (2007) Michele Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, John Lovitz, Fred Willard, Trecey Ullman. Written and directed by Amy Heckerling. A successful 40+ but divorced TV producer and single mom falls for the charming new 29 year old actor on her show. Meanwhile her daughter falls in love for the first time.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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2 chucks rating

PG

I Heart Shakey. (2012) Stephen Gettenberg, Rylie Behr, Steve Lemme, Alfonso Arau. Written and directed by Kevin Cooper. Shakey is a family film about a 35-year-old widower named J.T. O’Neil, his precocious 10-year-old daughter and their devoted mutt Shakey. After moving from a small town to Chicago and missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to try and get rid of his lovable pooch. Clueless adults abound in this film.

Categories: Comedy, Family.

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3.5 chucks rating

PG-13

I, Robot. (2004) Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Chi McBride, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell. Directed by Alex Provas. Will Smith plays a chucks-wearing technophobic cop investigating a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, a violation of the first law of robotics in this film based on the classic Isaac Asimov novel.

Categories: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure.

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3.5 chucks rating

PG

I.Q. (1994) Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Gene Saks, Lou Jacobi. Directed by Fred Shepisi. A witty romantic comedy about a young auto repairman who comes up with a theory of quantum physics to impress his would-be girl, the daughter of Albert Einstein. Walter Matthau steals the show with his portrayal of Einstein.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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2 chucks rating

R

Ice Cream Man. (1995) Clint Howard, Sandahl Bergman, JoJo Adams, Mikey LeBeau, Anndi McAfee, Zachary Benjamin, Olivia Hussey, Matthew McCurley, David Warner, Lee Majors II, Jan-Michael Vincent. Directed by Norman Apstein. The local ice cream man in a suburban town has a different agenda than just making and selling ice cream — he catches and kills people or critters he doesn’t like and, you guessed it — mixes them into his ice cream. When a local kid comes up missing, a group of local kids and the police start investigating. This low budget horror film has one great redeeming feature: nearly all of the main characters wear chucks.

Category: Horror.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

If There Be Thorns. (2015) Rachael Carpani, Jason Lewis, Mason Cook, Jedidiah Goodacre, Bailey Skodje, Heather Graham, Mackenzie Gray. Directed by Nancy Savoca. In this modern day gothic novel, Christopher and Cathy Sheffield’s past comes back to haunt them and their family, when their estranged mother Corrine moves in next door and begins stirring up trouble through their son, Bart.

Category: Drama.

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3.5 chucks rating

R

Igby Goes Down. (2002) Kieran Culkin, Jeff Goldblum, Claire Danes, Jared Harri, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon. Written and directed by Burr Steers. An adolescent who has grown up in a dysfunctional, wealthy family tries to strike out on his own and find meaningful relationships, but must continually deal with the machinations of his mother, stepfather, and older brother, and the legacy of his mentally ill father.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

In the Land of Women. (2006) Elena Anaya, Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Olympia Dukakis. Written and directed by Jon Kasdan. Devastated over his breakup with his actress girlfriend, Carter Webb leaves L.A. to stay with his wacky grandmother in her suburban Detroit home, across the street from the Hardwicke family. As Carter struggles to reconcile his own inner conflicts, he is drawn into the pains and loves of the Hardwicke women — all of whom, in their way, fall in love with Carter, and help him find his way back.

Categories: Drama, Romance.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie. (2003) Kevin Zegers, Gena Rowlands, Brenda James, David Schofield, Leslie Hope, Justin Chatwin, Heather Wahlquist, James Caan. Written and directed by Paul Johnson. A troubled teen caught stealing a purse is given a chance to redeem himself by working for its owner, Mrs. Ritchie, and her mongoloid sons.

Categories: Drama, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

PG

The Indian in the Cupboard. (1995) Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat, David Keith, Steve Coogan. Directed by Frank Oz. A nine year old boy receives a wooden cupboard for his birthday, and is greatly surprised when he discovers that the little plastic figures he put in there overthen night have come to life in his room. The film then deals with how the boy copes with this fantastic turn of events in relation to his family, friends, and the outside world.

Categories: Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Family, Coming of Age.

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2.5 chucks rating
R

Infestation. (2009) Chris Marquette, Brooke Nevin, Ray Wise. Written and directed by Kyle Rankin. A slacker office worker ends up leading the fight against a strange infestation of huge insects who have suddenly taken over the world and put most of the people into cocoons.

Categories: Science Fiction, Horror.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

Insidious. (2010) Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty simkins, Lin Shayne, Barbar Hershey, Andrew Astor. Directed by Peter Jackson. When the Lamberts discover that dark spirits have possessed their son, the dad must go into supernatural realm called The Further to rescue him.

Categories: Science Fiction, Horror.

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2 chucks rating

NR, would be PG

Inspiration Point. (2009) Connor Truesdell, Patricia McArcle, Linda McLaughlin, Ralph Sariego, Warren Gaston, Chris Mooney. Written and directed by Brian McLaughlin. When 17 year old Kevin Corrigan ends up working in a local coffee shop as an advice-giving polar bear, he is surprised that he can actually influence the lives of the local townpeople.

Categories: Comedy, Coming of Age.

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3 chucksrating

NR, would be PG

Instrument: Ten Years With the Band Fugazi. (1999) Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, Ian MacKage, Guy Picciotto. Directed by Jem Cohen. Filmmaker Jem Cohen spent ten years documenting the Washington D.C. based punk rock band Fugazi. The band is seen in casual and performance situations.

Categories: Documentary, Musical.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Invasion. (2007) Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond, Jeffrey Wright, Veronica Cartwright, Josef Sommer, Celia Weston. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. A crashed space shuttle brings a mysterious epidemic to earth that takes over and alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C. psychiatrist discovers that the epidemic’s origins are extraterrestrial, she must fight to protect herself and her son from her ex-husband and the ever-increasing legions of people who have been infected and are slowly taking over the world.

Categories: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Action/Adventure.

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3 chucksrating

NR, would be PG-13

The Invisible Boy (Il ragazzo invisibile). (2014) Ludovico Girardello, Noa Zatta, Valeria Golino, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Christo Jivkov. Directed by Gabriele Salvatores. Michele (Miki) is thirteen year old, shy, unpopular at school, and in love with Stella. After wearing a costume for a Halloween party, he finds out that he’s invisible and that there is a lot about his life he doesn’t understand or know about. In Italian with English subtitles.

Category: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy.

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2 chucks rating

PG

Invisible Mom. (1995) Dee Wallace-Stone, Barry Livingston, Trenton Knight, Russ Tamblin, Stella Stevens, Christopher Stone, Phillip Van Dyke, Giuseppe Andrews. Directed by Fred Olen Ray. A family’s life is thrown into comical chaos after mom accidentally drinks her inventor husband’s latest invention, an invisibility potion.

Categories: Comedy, Family, Science Fiction.

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1 chucks rating
R

The Island. (1980) Michael Caine, David Warner, Frank Middlemass, Don Henderson. Directed by Michael Ritchie. A film version of the novel by Peter Benchly about a journalist and his son who stumble on a society of modern day pirates in the Caribbean.

Category: Action/Adventure.

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3 chucksrating

PG-13

Island of Lost Souls. (2007) Sara Langebæk Gaarmann, Lucas Munk Billing, Lasse Borg, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Lars Mikkelsen, Anette Støvelbæk, Anders W. Berthelsen, Beate Bille. Frank Thiel. Written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel. Great special effects highlight this story of three kids and a disillusioned spirit hunter living in a small Danish town who take on a malevolent supernatural force trying to take over the world. The action starts when one of the kids is possessed by a spirit from the past who was leading the fight against the evil necromancer.

Categories: Action/Adventure, Family, Fantasy.

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2.5 chucks rating
PG-13

The Island of Secrets (Lomasankarit). (2014) Ifigeneia Tzola, Nuutti Konttinen, Emil Auno, Veikka Vainikka, Yannis Stankoglou, Ioanna Triantafyllidou. Directed by Taavi Vartia. What was supposed to be an ordinary holiday on the Greek island of Kos for a family from Finland turns into an adventure for their three sons when a local girl Adriana is kidnapped by antiquities thieves who are in collusion with local authorities.

Category: Action/Adventure, Family, Romance.

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4 chucks rating
PG-13

It. (1990) Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O’Toole, Tim Reid, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Curry, Jonathan Brandis, Brandon Crane, Adam Faraizl, Seth Green, Ben Heller, Emily Perkins, Marlon Taylor, Drum Garrett. Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. A malevolent predatory force in a 1960s New England town takes on the shape of a clown to prey on young kids, until a group of seven 12-year-olds band together to stop it. When the force reappears 30 years later, the seven must re-confront the terrors of their youth to make a last stand against “It”.

Categories: Drama, Horror, Crime and Mystery.

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3 chucksrating

PG

It Could Happen To You. (1994) Nicholas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce, Isaac Hayes, Víctor Rojas, Seymour Cassel, Stanley Tucci. Directed by Andrew Bergman. A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a watress in lieu of a tip. When the numbers actually come in, all kinds of complications emerge between the policeman, his wife, and the waitress.

Categories: Comedy, Romance.

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