Category:Films produced by Bonnie Curtis
Films produced by Bonnie Curtis.
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Films produced by Bonnie Curtis.
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. 5 to 7 – 5 to 7 is a 2014 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Victor Levin and starring Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Olivia Thirlby, Lambert Wilson, Frank Langella and Glenn Close. Yelchin plays Brian, a 24-year-old writer who has an affair with a 33-year-old married French woman, Arielle. Arielle and her husband, Valery, have an agreement that each is allowed to have extramarital affairs as long as they are confined to the hours between 5 and 7 p. m. The films premise was inspired by a French couple in an open marriage whom Levin met in the 1980s, though he completed the films first draft in 2007, the project remained in development for seven further years due to casting issues. Diane Kruger was initially cast as Arielle but was replaced by Marlohe, filming began in May 2013 in New York City and mainly took place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The films score was composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans,5 to 7 was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19,2014. It was also screened at the 2014 Traverse City Film Festival, the film was released theatrically on April 3,2015 by IFC Films. It grossed $674,579 at the box office and received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Brian Bloom, a struggling 24-year-old writer in New York City, after their second meeting, Arielle reveals that she is married to a diplomat, Valery, and they have two young children. Arielle and Valery have an agreement that each is allowed to have extramarital affairs as long as they are confined to the hours between 5 and 7 p. m. on weeknights. Brian is perplexed at this information and tells Arielle that he continue the relationship with her. Arielle says that, should he change his mind, she continue to smoke on Fridays at the same place they met. After three weeks Brian decides to meet again with Arielle and she gives him a hotel key and in the evening at the hotel room they consummate their relationship. They begin to regularly at the same hotel room in the evenings. Valery, who is aware of Brians affair with Arielle, approaches him on the street, at dinner, Brian meets Arielle and Valerys children and is introduced to Valerys lover, Jane. Arielle later meets Brians parents, Sam and Arlene, upon learning that Arielle is a married mother of two, Sam tells Brian that he disapproves of the relationship, while Arlene accepts that they love each other despite the circumstances. When Brian is invited to a New Yorker ceremony to receive an award for one of his stories, he is joined by Arielle, Valery, Jane. Jane tells Brian that her boss Galassi, a publisher, has read his story, Brian meets Arielle at the hotel and asks her to marry him, giving her a ring
2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence – Artificial Intelligence, also known as A. I. is a 2001 American science fiction drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Spielberg was based on a story by Ian Watson. The film was produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Spielberg and Bonnie Curtis and it stars Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances OConnor, Brendan Gleeson and William Hurt. Set in a futuristic post-climate change society, A. I. tells the story of David, development of A. I. originally began with producer-director Stanley Kubrick after he acquired the rights to Aldiss story in the early 1970s. Kubrick hired a series of writers until the mid-1990s, including Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Ian Watson, in 1995, Kubrick handed A. I. to Spielberg, but the film did not gain momentum until Kubricks death in 1999. Spielberg remained close to Watsons film treatment for the screenplay, the film divided critics, with the overall balance being positive, and grossed approximately $235 million. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards at the 74th Academy Awards, for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score, a. I. is dedicated to Stanley Kubrick. In the late 22nd century, global warming has flooded the coastlines, wiping out coastal cities such as Amsterdam, Venice, and New York City, There is a new class of robots called Mecha, advanced humanoids capable of emulating thoughts and emotions. David, a prototype, is designed to resemble a human child and they test their creation with one of their employees, Henry Swinton, and his wife Monica. The Swintons son, Martin, had placed in suspended animation until a cure could be found for his rare disease. Initially frightened of David, Monica eventually warms up enough to him to activate his imprinting protocol and he is also befriended by Teddy, a robotic teddy bear, who takes it upon himself to care for Davids well-being. A cure is found for Martin and he is home, as he recovers, it becomes clear he does not want a sibling. First, he attempts to make Teddy choose whom he likes more and he then makes David promise to do something and in return Martin will tell Monica that he loves his new brother, making her love him more. The promise David makes is to go to Monica in the middle of the night and this upsets the parents, particularly Henry, who fears that the scissors are a weapon, and warns Monica that a robot programmed to love may also be able to hate. At a pool party, one of Martins friends unintentionally activates Davids self-protection programming by poking him with a knife, David grabs Martin, apparently for protection, but they both fall into the pool. David sinks to the bottom while still clinging to Martin, Martin is saved from drowning, but Henry mistakes Davids fear during the pool incident as hate for Martin. Henry persuades Monica to return David to Cybertronics, where he will be destroyed, however, Monica cannot bring herself to do this and abandons David in the forest to hide as an unregistered Mecha. David is captured for an anti-Mecha Flesh Fair, an event where obsolete, David is nearly killed, but the crowd is swayed by his fear into believing he is human and he escapes with Gigolo Joe, a male prostitute Mecha on the run after being framed for murder
3. Albert Nobbs – Albert Nobbs is a 2011 British-Irish drama film directed by Rodrigo García and starring Glenn Close. The screenplay, by Close, John Banville, and Gabriella Prekop, is based on a novella by George Moore and they also received Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Makeup. The novella had been adapted as a play titled The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs in which Close starred Off-Broadway in 1982. Albert Nobbs works with extreme dedication as a butler in 19th-century Ireland. Assigned as female at birth, and initially raised as a girl, Albert has been secretly saving money to buy a tobacco shop to gain some measure of freedom and independence. Meanwhile, recently unemployed Joe Mackins arrives at the hotel to repair the boiler, flirtatious maid Helen Dawes is attracted to him, and they become lovers. However, Joe soon shows himself to be an alcoholic bully, at this time, a Mr. Hubert Page, who was tasked with painting the hotel, discovers Alberts secret, only to reveal that he is keeping the very same secret about himself. Albert visits Hubert at his home and meets Cathleen, who lives with him as his wife. Albert tells Hubert the story of his life, born a bastard and then abandoned, Albert was raised and educated in a convent before being kicked out after the death of Mrs Nobbs, Alberts mother. One night, aged 14 and still presenting as female, Albert was brutally gang-raped, immediately afterwards, after hearing there was a need for waiters, Albert bought a suit, was interviewed and was hired, and began his life with a male identity. Alberts former name is not revealed, believing Helen may be the ideal wife to run a shop with, Albert asks her to walk out. She refuses, but Joe, believing that Albert will give Helen money that could help the pair emigrate to America and she agrees to this approach, allowing Albert to buy her expensive gifts. Helen is uncomfortable with Albert and the arrangement that Joe forced her to make, Albert tells Helen about long-kept plans to buy a shop, though she only wants to leave Ireland for America. A typhoid epidemic breaks out in Dublin, and when some staff fall ill, customers avoid the hotel, Albert becomes infected but recovers, while Helen discovers she is pregnant with Joes child. Joe is terrified, fearing he will become like his abusive father, Albert goes to Huberts home and learns that Cathleen died, leaving Hubert devastated. As a tribute to her, Albert and Hubert don dresses Cathleen made, though both at first are extremely uncomfortable, they eventually enjoy spending the day together dressed as women. They take a walk along the beach where Albert, feeling free, but a stumble and fall bring Albert back to reality
4. The Chumscrubber – The Chumscrubber is a 2005 American-German comedy-drama film, directed by Arie Posin, starring an ensemble cast led by Jamie Bell. The plot, written by Posin and Zac Stanford, focuses on the chain of events that follow the suicide of a drug dealer in an idealistic. Some of the themes addressed in the film are the lack of communication between teenagers and their parents and the inauthenticity of suburbia, the titular Chumscrubber is a character in a fictional video game that represents the town and its inhabitants. Bell was cast in the role after an extensive auditioning process. The Chumscrubber premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25,2005 and was released theatrically on August 26,2005, an accompanying soundtrack, composed mostly by James Horner, was released on October 18,2005. The film was both a critical and commercial failure, receiving negative reviews and earning back only US$350,000 of its $10 million budget. Troy Johnson, the supplier of drugs to fellow high school students in the fictional southern California town of Hillside. Troys best friend Dean Stiffle, is prescribed more antidepressants by his psychiatrist father Bill after discovering the body, when Dean returns to school, he is antagonized by drug dealers Billy and Lee, who were supplied by Troy. Their friend, Crystal Falls, flirts with Dean, but he realizes that her true intentions are for Dean to retrieve the remaining drugs in Troys home. To force Dean to procure the drugs, Billy and Lee plan to kidnap Deans brother, Charlie, as a ransom, the kidnappers hold Charlie Bratley – whose parents are unaware that he is missing – overnight at Crystals home. Dean eventually agrees to go to Troys house to find the drugs, upon delivery, Billy discovers that the bag doesnt contain the prescription drugs and starts a fight with Dean, leading to Deans arrest. While trying to explain everything to Officer Lou Bratley, Charlies father, neither Officer Bratley nor Deans father believes his story, but he is released, whereupon his father increases his dosage of antidepressants. Meanwhile, Charlie Stiffle crushes the real drugs and puts them into a casserole that his mother made for Troys memorial, the next day is Troys memorial service and the wedding of Mayor Michael Ebbs to Charlie Bratleys mother Terri. Lou finally realizes that his son actually has been kidnapped and heads out to look for him, now at Lees house, Crystal asks Lee to help stop the kidnapping scheme, but he does not comply. Crystal goes to Deans house for help, where she finds him hallucinating about Troys death, meanwhile, a paranoid Lee, encouraged by Billy, tries to kill Charlie Bratley to avoid being caught, but Charlie fights back and slices the knife through Billys eye. Billy runs out into the street, screaming in pain, and is hit by Lous police car, Dean attends Troys memorial, where all of the visitors are intoxicated by the drugs that are in his mothers casserole. Troys mother, Carrie, discloses to Dean that she never knew her son, Dean tells her about Troy and acknowledges that they were best friends, and she thanks him. Billy is later sent to prison, Lee, who successfully changes the narrative of his involvement during the trial, is acquitted
5. The Face of Love (film) – The Face of Love is a 2013 American romantic drama film directed by Arie Posin and co-written by Matthew McDuffie. The film stars Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler and it was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. This was Robin Williams final role before his death in 2014, Nikki is a recent widow whose husband, Garret, died in a drowning accident and has not yet gotten over it. Objects, people and situations that remind Nikki of the love of her life still haunt her, resigned to life alone, Nikki visits an art gallery she often frequented with Garret and sees a man whose resemblance to her husband stuns her. She returns to the several more times, hoping to see him. Eventually, Nikki identifies him as a professor at a local college. She finds Tom on the internet and visits an art class he is teaching, eventually, Nikki calms down and invites Tom to give her private, at home, tutoring in painting. She doesnt disclose to him his physical resemblance to her late husband, Nikki and Tom become lovers, to the emotional distress of her neighbor, who has hoped to attract her interest romantically since the death of Garret, his friend. The strain of keeping Tom a secret from her friends and family, who would recognize the uncanny resemblance, begins to wear on Nikki, Tom. Nikki is not alone in keeping secrets in the relationship, Tom, who is divorced for 10 years from his ex-wife yet still maintains a close friendship with her, does not tell Nikki he suffers from a severe heart ailment. When Nikki’s adult daughter Summer visits unexpectedly, finding Tom at the house, Tom believes her outrage is triggered simply by his presence. Tom, puzzled by the reaction, accepts when Nikki asks him to fly off to Mexico with her. Tom confronts her with the resemblance and Nikki runs off into the raging surf and she is rescued by Tom and they later hold one another in bed with the knowledge the relationship isnt based in anything more than his physical similarities to Garret and is doomed. A year later, Summer finds an art gallery card in Nikkis mail that turns out to be an invitation to a display of Toms art. Tom has died of his condition but produced an outpouring of art in his last year. Nikki attends the reception hosted by Toms ex-wife and tearfully sees Toms painting of the two of them titled The Face of Love, in May 2013 IFC Films acquired the rights of the film to distribute in the United States. The film was released in September 2013, the Face of Love received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 43%, based on 68 reviews, on Metacritic, the film has a score of 51 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews
6. Last Days in the Desert – Last Days in the Desert is an American drama film about the temptation of Christ, directed and written by Rodrigo García. It stars Ewan McGregor, Tye Sheridan, Ciarán Hinds and Ayelet Zurer, the film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 25,2015. The limited release date was May 13,2016, Last Days in the Desert follows Jesus in an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with a demon over the fate of a family in crisis. He said Its a tiny little beautiful, extraordinary script that Rodrigo wrote that going to shoot for five weeks. On February 5,2014 two actors, Ewan McGregor and Tye Sheridan, joined the film cast, McGregor plays the dual roles of a holy man and a demon. The film is written and directed by Rodrigo García, while Division Films, Ayelet Zurer and Ciarán Hinds play the roles of Sheridans characters parents. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the movie was shot at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the Colorado Desert of Southern California. The film was awarded the Dolby Family fellowship, a grant that allows filmmakers to finish their sound design, Sound Designers and Re-recording mixers J. M. Davey and Zach Seivers completed the original sound design and mix as well as the Dolby Atmos remix. Skip Lievsay, who won the Academy Award for Best Sound for his work on Gravity, served as a mentor to Davey, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 75% approval rating based on 56 reviews. The consensus is, Last Days in the Desert offers enough stately grandeur, on Metacritic, the film achieved an average score of 68 out of 100 based on 19 reviews, signifying generally favorable reviews. Official website Last Days in the Desert at the Internet Movie Database
7. Minority Report (film) – Minority Report is a 2002 American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg and loosely based on the short story of the same name by Philip K. Dick. Spielberg has characterized the story as fifty percent character and fifty percent very complicated storytelling with layers and layers of murder mystery, the films central theme is the question of free will versus determinism. It examines whether free will can exist if the future is set, the film was first optioned in 1992 as a sequel to another Dick adaptation, Total Recall, and started its development in 1997, after a script by Jon Cohen reached Spielberg and Cruise. Production suffered many delays due to Cruises Mission, Impossible II and Spielbergs A. I. running over schedule, Minority Report has a unique visual style. It uses high contrast to dark colors and shadows, much like a film noir picture. The films overlit shots feature desaturated colors which were achieved by bleach-bypassing the films negative in post-production, Minority Report was one of the best reviewed films of 2002. It received praise for its writing, visuals and themes, the film was nominated for and won several awards. The film was a success, earning over $358 million worldwide against an overall budget of $142 million. Over four million DVDs were sold in its first few months of home release, in April 2054, Washington, D. C. s PreCrime police stops murderers before they act, reducing the murder rate to zero. Murders are predicted using three mutated humans, called Precogs, who previsualize crimes by receiving visions of the future, would-be murderers are imprisoned in their own happy virtual reality. The Federal government is on the verge of adopting the controversial program, since the disappearance of his son Sean, PreCrime Captain John Anderton has both separated from his wife Lara and become a drug addict. While United States Department of Justice agent Danny Witwer is auditing the program, Anderton does not know Crow, but flees the area as Witwer begins a manhunt. Anderton seeks the advice of Dr. Iris Hineman, the creator of PreCrime technology, Anderton resolves to recover the minority report to prove his innocence. Anderton goes to a black market doctor for an eye transplant so as to avoid the citywide optical recognition system. He returns to PreCrime and kidnaps Agatha, shutting down the system, Anderton and Agatha go to Crows hotel room as the 36-hour time nears, finding numerous photos of children, including Seans. Crow arrives and Anderton prepares to him, accusing him to be a serial child killer. Agatha talks Anderton out of shooting Crow by telling him that he has the ability to choose his future now that he is aware of it. Crow however begs to be killed, having been hired to plant the photos, Crow grabs Andertons gun and pushes the trigger, killing himself