2014 MTV Movie Awards
The 2014 MTV Movie Awards were held on April 13, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The show was hosted by late-night personality Conan O'Brien; the nominees were announced on the morning of March 6, 2014. The awards ceremony took place on April 13. Zendaya, Tyler Posey, MTV News personalities Josh Horowitz and Christina Garibaldi co-hosted the pre-show. In the pre-recorded, opening scene of the show, 50 celebrities made cameos; those included: Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Ice Cube, Elijah Wood, Chris Pratt, Jessica Alba, Ashton Kutcher, Anna Faris, Danny McBride, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Lupita Nyong'o, Adam Sandler, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Logan Lerman, Shaun White, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson, Blake Griffin, Taylor Swift, Martin Scorsese, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Aziz Ansari, Grumpy Cat, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan, Tom Arnold, Simon Helberg, Melissa Rauch, Mayim Bialik, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kunal Nayyar, Kaley Cuoco, Mindy Kaling, Adam Scott, Ellen Page, Charles Barkley, Jack Nicholson, Katy Perry, Jack White.
Conan O'Brien and Adam DeVine — Opening number Twenty One Pilots — "Car Radio" Eminem and Rihanna — "The Monster" Ellie Goulding, Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant— "Beating Heart" / "Find You" Lupita Nyong'o – presented Best On-Screen Transformation Seth MacFarlane and Amanda Seyfried – presented Best Comedic Performance Shaliene Woodley and Ansel Elgort – introduced Twenty One Pilots Chris Pratt – presented reminder to vote for Movie of the Year Jared Leto – presented Best Villain Rita Ora and Jessica Alba – presented Best Shirtless Performance Ellen Page – presented sneak peek to X-Men: Days of Future Past Mila Kunis and Jonah Hill – presented MTV Trailblazer Award Orlando Bloom – introduced Eminem and Rihanna Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco – presented Best Kiss Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Nicki Minaj, Kate Upton – presented Best Male Performance Jordana Brewster – presented tribute to Paul Walker Aaron Taylor-Johnson – presented Best Fight Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon – presented MTV Generation Award Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx – presented exclusive clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Miles Teller and Iggy Azalea – introduced Ellie Goulding and Zedd Johnny Depp – presented Best Movie of the Year The following films received multiple nominations: Eight - American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Six - We're the Millers Four - 12 Years a Slave, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Dallas Buyers Club, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, This Is the End Two - Identity Thief, Iron Man 3, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, Ride Along, The Spectacular Now, Thor: The Dark World The following individuals received multiple nominations: Five - Leonardo DiCaprio Four - Jennifer Lawrence Three - Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Melissa McCarthy, Will Poulter Two - Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Jared Leto Orlando Bloom, Chris Hemsworth, Kevin Hart, Seth Rogen, Johnny Knoxville, Channing Tatum, Christian Bale, Miles Teller Three – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Two – We're the Millers, The Wolf of Wall Street, This Is the End The winners are in bold.
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Ted is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Seth MacFarlane and written by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis, with Joel McHale and Giovanni Ribisi in supporting roles, with MacFarlane providing the voice and motion capture of the title character; the film tells the story of John Bennett, a Boston native whose childhood wish brings his teddy bear friend Ted to life. However, in adulthood, Ted prevents John and his love interest Lori Collins from moving on with their lives; the film is MacFarlane's feature-length directorial debut, produced by Media Rights Capital and distributed by Universal Pictures. It was the 12th highest-grossing film of 2012 and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. A sequel, Ted 2, was released in 2015. In 1985, eight-year-old John Bennett is an only child living in Norwood, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, who wished for his new Christmas gift, a jumbo teddy bear named Ted, to come to life and become his friend.
The wish comes true. 27 years John, now 35, Ted are still living in Boston and are still staunch companions enjoying a hedonistic life. John is dating Lori Collins, from Philadelphia; as their anniversary approaches, Lori hopes to marry John but feels he could not move forward with Ted around. John is hesitant about making Ted leave, but he is persuaded to act when they find Ted at home with a group of prostitutes. John finds Ted his own apartment and a job at a grocery store, where Ted begins dating his co-worker Tami-Lynn. Lori learns that John has been skipping work, using her as an excuse, to continue to spend most of his time with Ted. John and Lori are invited to a party put on by Lori's womanizing manager Rex, but Ted lures John away to a party at his apartment with the offer to meet Sam J. Jones, the star of their favorite film, Flash Gordon. John gets caught up in the occasion. Lori breaks up with him. John banishes him. John and Ted confront each other about their ruined friendship and they fight but manage to reconcile after a violent brawl in their hotel room.
To repair John's relationship with Lori, Ted arranges for an old lover, singer Norah Jones, to help by having John express his love for Lori with a song during her concert. He does an off-key rendition of Octopussy theme song, All Time High, by Rita Coolidge and is booed offstage. Lori is touched by the attempt and returns to her apartment where Ted confesses to his role in John's relapse and offers to leave them alone forever if she talks to John. Lori is persuaded. Donny plans to make Ted his brutish son Robert's new toy. Ted manages to reach a phone to contact John but is recaptured. Realizing Ted is in danger and Lori locate Donny's residence and track him to rescue Ted; the chase leads to Fenway Park, where John punches Robert, but during the chase, Ted is damaged and falls onto the field ripped in half. A police car arrives. John and Lori gather Ted's stuffing and Ted relays his wish that John be happy with Lori before dying from his injuries. Unable to accept Ted's death, a distraught John and Lori attempt to repair Ted, which proves useless.
Feeling saddened about the incident, Lori makes a wish on a shooting star. The next morning, John hangs his head while looking over Ted's dead body. Ted is magically restored and reconciles with John and Lori, encouraging them to resume their relationship. John and Lori are married, Ted comfortably accepts having a life of his own as he and Tami-Lynn continued their love affair. Sam Jones attempts to restart his career and moves into a studio apartment with Brandon Routh. Rex gives up his pursuit of Lori, goes into a deep depression, dies of Lou Gehrig's disease. Donny gets arrested by the Boston Police Department for kidnapping Ted, but police cannot arrest him as kidnapping a toy bear is not illegal. Robert hires a personal trainer, loses a significant amount of weight, goes on to become Taylor Lautner. Seth MacFarlane's directorial debut is a live-action effort, with computer animation handled by visual effects facilities Tippett Studio and Iloura. MacFarlane wrote the screenplay with his Family Guy colleagues Wellesley Wild.
In a "behind the scenes" video, it was revealed that MacFarlane wanted to make Ted into an animated TV show, much like his previous works Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show. 20th Century Fox was offered to finance and distribute the movie, given its collaboration with MacFarlane for shows like Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show. However, MacFarlane wanted a $65 million budget for the movie, which Fox considered the price to be too high for the R-rated comedy film, let alone for a first-time director, was skeptical about the film's future success owing to its R-rating. Subsequently, Fox backed out and MacFarlane began to take the project somewhere else. On April 12, 2010, Universal Pictures announced that it had acquired the full rights to Ted after it agreed to a $65 million budget he requested. On October 26, 2010, Mark Wahlberg joined in the project as the lead actor. Two months on December 14, Mila Kunis, the voice actress for Meg Griffin from Family Guy joined in the cast.
On February 23, 2011, Giovanni Ribisi joined Mila Kunis in Ted. Filming began in May 2011 in Boston and other locations in Massachusetts; the film was scheduled for release in the United States on July 13, 2012, but it was moved up to June 29, both to avoid competition with Ice Age
Neighbors (2014 film)
Neighbors is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller and written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien; the film stars Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The plot follows a couple who come into conflict with a fraternity that has moved in next door and which leads them into an all out war; the film premiered at South by Southwest on March 8, 2014 and was released on May 9 in the United States. The film received positive reviews, with praise aimed at Efron's and Byrne's breakout performances, was a commercial success, grossing over $270 million worldwide, is Rogen's highest grossing live-action movie. A sequel, titled Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, was released on May 20, 2016. Stoller returned to direct, with Rogen, Byrne, Mintz-Plasse, Gallo, Kudrow and Franco all reprising their roles. Mac Radner and his Australian-born wife Kelly are a young couple with Stella; the restrictions of parenthood make it difficult for them to maintain their old lifestyle, which alienates them from their friends Jimmy Blevins and his ex-wife, Paula.
One day, the couple finds out that Delta Psi Beta, a fraternity known for their outrageous parties, has moved into an adjacent house. The fraternity's leaders, Teddy Sanders and Pete Regazolli, aspire to join Delta Psi's Hall of Fame by throwing a massive end-of-the-year party. One night, the couple ask Teddy to keep the noise down. Teddy agrees on the condition that Mac and Kelly promise to always call him instead of calling the police. To earn Mac and Kelly's favor, Teddy invites them to join the party. At the party, Kelly meets Teddy's girlfriend Brooke Shy and Teddy shows Mac his bedroom, which includes a stash of fireworks and a breaker box that controls their power; the following night, Mac tries his best to call Teddy but is unable to get in touch with him to ask him to keep it down so that their baby can sleep. Kelly convinces Mac to call the police and report the party as an anonymous person, but Officer Watkins identifies them to Teddy. Teddy feels betrayed; the following day, Delta Psi hazes Mac and Kelly, resulting in Stella nearly eating an unused condom after garbage from their party trash is dumped all over their lawn.
The couple goes to the college dean Carol Gladstone and learn that the school has a three strikes policy before they intervene with punishment. After failing to force the fraternity to move by damaging their house, Kelly manipulates Pete and Brooke into having sex and Mac gets Teddy to catch them. Teddy and Pete fight, which ends with a barbecue grill being rolled into the path of a passing car and injuring a professor, giving Delta Psi their second strike and placing the fraternity on probation for the remainder of the year ending their party plans. To acquire evidence of Delta Psi's hazing and Mac hire a pledge nicknamed Assjuice to stand up to Teddy to record him threatening retaliation; when Teddy instead shows him kindness, he reveals that Mac and Kelly hired him and damaged their house. Teddy begins playing violent pranks on the couple. Mac and Kelly send Teddy a counterfeit letter from Gladstone enabling them to have parties again, Teddy begins planning their end-of-the-year bash. Once the party is in full swing, the Radners call Watkins to complain about the noise.
Teddy discovers the random strangers sent by Mac and Jimmy. After finding a flyer about the party and determining the letter is counterfeit, he stops the party just as Watkins arrives. Jimmy throws himself from the balcony to distract Teddy, allowing Mac and Kelly to sneak into Teddy's bedroom and restart the party using the breaker box. Teddy catches them and fights Mac, while Kelly lights one of the fireworks and shoots it at Watkins's patrol car, while Paula convinces one of the Frat boys to turn the breaker box, resuming the huge party while the police officer is still there. Teddy convinces Pete to take the others and flee. Gladstone shuts the house down and Mac and Kelly return home, adjusting to their new lives. Jimmy and Paula get back together. Four months Mac is at an outdoor shopping mall when he runs into Teddy, working as a shirtless greeter at Abercrombie & Fitch; the two greet each other warmly and Teddy tells Mac that he is attending night classes to complete his degree. Mac jokingly acts as a greeter with Teddy.
Mac and Kelly take pictures of Stella dressed in various costumes for a calendar. They get a call from Jimmy and Paula, who are attending Burning Man and invite the couple to come, including Stella. Mac and Kelly decline. Seth Rogen as Mac Radner, a married guy in his early thirties with a wife and baby. Zac Efron as Teddy Sanders and Kelly's new neighbor and the president of Delta Psi Beta Rose Byrne as Kelly Radner, Mac's foul-mouthed but motherly Australian wife. Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Scoonie Schofield, a close friend of Teddy and Pete and a member of Delta Psi Beta, known in the fraternity for being well endowed. Dave Franco as Pete Regazolli, Teddy's best friend and the vice-president of Delta Psi Beta Ike Barinholtz as Jimmy Blevins and Kelly's close friend Carla Gallo as Paula Faldt, Jimmy's ex-wife Craig Roberts as Gary "Assjuice" Jerrod Carmichael as Garfield "Garf", a close friend of Teddy and Pete and a member of Delta Psi Beta Lisa Kudrow as Dean Carol Gladstone Hannibal Buress as Officer
We're the Millers
We're the Millers is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Rawson M. Thurber and starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Quinn, Ed Helms; the film's screenplay was written by Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris, based on a story by Fisher and Faber. The plot follows a small-time pot dealer who convinces his neighbors to help him by pretending to be his family, in order to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States; the film was released on August 2013 by New Line Cinema through Warner Bros.. Pictures, it grossed $270 million against a $37 million budget. The film was nominated for four People's Choice Awards, six MTV Movie Awards, winning two. In 2014 New Line Cinema said. David Clark, a small-time cannabis dealer in Denver, Colorado, is robbed of his money and weed stash, some of which he owes to his wealthy drug lord supplier Brad Gurdlinger. After David is brought to him, Gurdlinger forces David to smuggle a "smidge" of marijuana from Mexico as a solution to clear his debt.
Realizing that one man attempting to get through customs is too suspicious, he hires his stripper neighbor stage-named Rose, a teenage runaway and petty thief named Casey, his 18-year-old neighbor Kenny, to pose as a bogus family called "the Millers." When the Millers reach the compound, they find out that the amount of marijuana they were picking up is not "a smidge" but two tons. Because of the extra load of the marijuana on the RV that they are driving, one of the radiator hoses breaks while going up a steep incline. A family they had met at the border, the Fitzgeralds—consisting of Don and their teenage daughter Melissa —catch up to them and tow the Millers' RV to a garage. En route to the garage, David learns that Don is a DEA agent after finding his badge and gun in the glove compartment; the marijuana turns out to be stolen from Pablo Chacón's cartel where Gurdlinger had David pose as an agent of Chacon. The next day, when the Millers return to the garage to collect the RV, the mechanic is found tied-up and gagged with duct tape in his office and Chacón and his henchman One-Eye are waiting for them and prepare to execute the family.
They tell Chacón that they are not a real family and that they did not know they were stealing from him. Rose is given a chance to prove that she is a stripper by dancing, when she gets close, turns a steam vent onto Chacón, allowing the Millers to escape in the RV with Kenny behind the wheel. Due to Kenny's erratic driving, the RV veers off the highway and a Mexican redknee tarantula, hiding in a bowl of fruit, crawls up Kenny's leg and bites his testicle. Kenny has a severe allergic reaction to the bite, the Millers head to the hospital near a carnival for 4th of July celebrations; this further delays the delivery of the smuggled contraband. During their wait and Rose begin to bond and Rose reveals her real name to be Sarah; the two of them scold Casey for leaving with a strange boy, Scotty P, which leaves Casey feeling amused and happy for the attention she did not receive from her real parents, who neglected her. David renegotiates with Gurdlinger for a fee of $500,000 on the condition that it arrives that night.
When Kenny is released from the hospital, David rushes him to the RV in a wheelchair and accidentally tips him over. In the ensuing argument, David inadvertently reveals how much he is getting paid, in comparison to how little he offered to pay each of the others. Casey and Kenny are left in disgust by the revelation, so David leaves them behind at the local carnival. Shortly after leaving, David regrets abandoning them after hearing "Waterfalls" by TLC on the radio and returns to the carnival. Casey confides in Scotty about how she felt like she was part of a real family. Scotty is thwarted by Sarah and Kenny. David arrives at the carnival, begging them to come back with him and offering each a full share of the profits. On their way to the RV, they encounter Melissa. In the ensuing conversation between the Millers and the Fitzgeralds, Kenny blurts out that they are smuggling cannabis. One-Eye appears and is about to shoot everyone, but Don comes out of his motor home and knocks him out cold. Chacón appears from around the corner, with Melissa held at gunpoint and is about to kill them all.
David and Kenny subdue him while he is distracted. Melissa and Kenny kiss, as do Sarah. Don arrests lets the Millers leave. David delivers the drugs to Gurdlinger, who tells him he is late and that their deal is off, but admits that he had never intended to pay him at all. DEA agents interrupt the meeting, revealing that David grassed them up. Don, the agent in charge of the raid, tells David that he will have to be placed in the witness protection program until the trials of Gurdlinger and Chacón are finished, he adds that anyone, a witness to the crime will be put into protection, which pleases David. The Millers are seen together in a suburban house with several marijuana plants growing in the back garden. Jennifer Aniston as Sarah "Rose" O'Reilly / Miller, David’s wife and Kenny’s hired mother and a stripper hired by David to pose as his wife. Jason Sudeikis as David Clark / Miller, Rose’s husband and Kenny’s hired father and a drug dealer who forms the Millers. Will Poulter as Kenny Rossmore / Miller and Rose's awkward and underconfident 18-ye
Skyfall is a 2012 spy film, the twenty-third in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. The film is the third to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond and features Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the villain, it was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, features the theme song "Skyfall", written and performed by Adele. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures; the story centres on Bond investigating an attack on MI6. The film sees the return of two recurring characters after an absence of two films: Q, played by Ben Whishaw, Moneypenny, played by Naomie Harris. Mendes was approached to direct after the release of Quantum of Solace in 2008. Development was suspended when MGM ran into financial trouble, did not resume until December 2010; the original screenwriter, Peter Morgan, left the project during the suspension. When production resumed, Logan and Wade continued writing what became the final version. Filming began in November 2011 in the United Kingdom, with smaller portions shot in China and Turkey.
Skyfall premiered in London at the Royal Albert Hall on 23 October 2012 and was released in the United Kingdom on 26 October and the United States on 9 November. It was the first James Bond film to be screened in IMAX venues, although it was not filmed with IMAX cameras; the release coincided with the 50th anniversary of the series, which began with Dr. No in 1962. Skyfall was well-received by critics, who praised its screenplay, Mendes' direction, musical score, action sequences, it was the 14th film to gross over $1 billion worldwide, the first James Bond film to do so. It became the seventh-highest-grossing film at the time, the highest-grossing film in the UK, the highest-grossing film in the series, the highest-grossing film worldwide for both Sony Pictures and MGM, the second highest-grossing film of 2012; the film won several accolades, including two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards and two Grammy Awards. In Istanbul, MI6 agents James Bond and Eve Moneypenny pursue mercenary Patrice, who has stolen a hard drive containing details of undercover agents.
As Bond and Patrice fight atop a moving train, M orders Moneypenny to shoot Patrice. Bond is presumed Patrice escapes with the hard drive. Three months M is pressured by Gareth Mallory, the chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament and a former SAS officer, to retire. MI6's servers are hacked and M receives a taunting computer message moments before the MI6 building explodes. Bond, who used his presumed death to retire, learns of returns to London. Although he fails a series of physical and psychological examinations, M approves his return to the field, ordering him to identify Patrice's employer, recover the stolen hard drive, kill Patrice, he meets MI6's new quartermaster, who gives him a radio beacon and a Walther PPK pistol. In Shanghai, Bond follows Patrice into a skyscraper but is unable to prevent him from killing a target; the two fight. Bond finds a casino token that Patrice intended to cash in for the assassination, which leads him to a casino in Macau. There, Bond is approached by Sévérine, Patrice's accomplice, asks to meet her employer.
She warns him that he is about to be killed by her bodyguards, but promises to help Bond if he will kill her employer. Bond joins Sévérine on her yacht, the Chimera, they travel to an abandoned island off the coast of Macau where they are taken prisoner by the crew and delivered to Sévérine's employer, Raoul Silva. Silva, once an MI6 agent, has now turned to cyberterrorism and orchestrated the attack on MI6. Silva kills Sévérine. At MI6's new underground headquarters, Q attempts to decrypt Silva's laptop, but inadvertently gives it access to the MI6 servers, which allows Silva to escape. Bond deduces that Silva, who has disguised himself as a police officer, wanted to be captured as part of a plan to kill M, whom he resents for disavowing and betraying him to the Chinese government, it is noted that when he tried to kill himself with Cyanide upon capture, his capsule was expired, failing to kill him but doing severe damage to his teeth and jaw. Bond gives chase through the London Underground and, despite a train crash, reaches a public inquiry into M's handling of the stolen hard drive, repels Silva's attack on it, extracts M by car.
Instructing Q and Bill Tanner to leave an electronic trail for Silva to follow, Bond takes M to Skyfall, the Bond family estate in the Scottish Highlands. They meet Skyfall's gamekeeper Kincade, together the trio set up a series of booby traps throughout the house; when Silva's men arrive, Bond, M, Kincade manage to kill most of them, but M is wounded. Silva himself arrives by helicopter with more men and heavy weapons, so Bond sends M and Kincade through a priest hole to a nearby chapel; as the house is destroyed Bond heads toward the chapel. Silva follows Kincade and M to the chapel, he forces his gun into M's hand and presses his temple to hers, begging her to kill them both. Bond arrives and kills Silva by throwing a knife into his back, but M succumbs to her wounds and dies in Bond's arms. Following M's funeral, Moneypenny formally introduces herself to Bond and tells him she is retiring from field work to become secretary for the newly appointed M, who B
Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, film producer, businesswoman. The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at an early age with an uncredited role in the 1987 film Mac and Me. After her career grew in the 1990s, Aniston has remained a well-known public figure and established herself as one of the leading and highest-paid actresses in Hollywood as of 2018. Aniston rose to fame portraying Rachel Green on the television sitcom Friends, for which she earned Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild awards; the character was popular while the series aired and was recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television. Aniston has since played lead roles in romantic comedies, her box office successes include Bruce Almighty, The Break-Up, Marley & Me, Just Go with It, Horrible Bosses, We're the Millers, each of which grossed over $200 million in worldwide box office receipts. Her most critically acclaimed roles include the dramedy the drama Cake.
Aniston co-founded production company Echo Films in 2008. Divorced from actor Brad Pitt, to whom she was married for five years, she is separated from actor Justin Theroux, whom she married in 2015. Aniston was born on February 11, 1969, in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks, the daughter of Greek-born actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. One of her maternal great-grandfathers, Louise Grieco, was from Italy, her mother's other ancestry includes English, Scottish, a small amount of Greek. Aniston has two half-brothers, John Melick, her older maternal half-brother, Alex Aniston, her younger paternal half-brother. Aniston's godfather was one of her father's best friends; as a child she moved to New York City. Despite her father's television career she was discouraged from watching television, though she found ways around the prohibition; when she was six, she began attending a Waldorf school. Her parents split up. Having discovered acting at age 11 at the Waldorf school, Aniston enrolled in Manhattan's Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, where she joined the school's drama society.
Anthony Abeson was her drama teacher. She was in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window by Lorraine Hansberry and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. Aniston first worked in Off-Broadway productions such as For Dear Life and Dancing on Checker's Grave, supported herself with part-time jobs which included working as a telemarketer and bike messenger. In 1988, she had an uncredited minor role in Me; the next year she appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem, moved back to Los Angeles. She obtained her first regular television role on Molloy in 1990, appeared in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, she starred as a teenager going to summer camp in the made-for-television film Camp Cucamonga, as a spoiled daughter followed by a vengeful leprechaun in the horror film Leprechaun. A 2014 retrospective from Entertainment Weekly identified Leprechaun as her worst role, Aniston herself has expressed embarrassment over it. Aniston appeared in two more failed television comedy series, The Edge and Muddling Through, guest-starred in Quantum Leap, Herman's Head, Burke's Law.
Depressed over her four unsuccessful television shows, Aniston approached Warren Littlefield at a Los Angeles gas station asking for reassurance. The head of NBC entertainment encouraged her to continue acting, a few months helped cast her for Friends, a sitcom, set to debut on NBC's 1994–1995 fall lineup; the producer wanted Aniston to audition for the role of Monica Geller, but Courteney Cox was considered more suitable. Thus, Aniston was cast as Rachel Green, she was offered a spot as a featured player on Saturday Night Live, but turned it down to do Friends. She played Rachel until the show ended in 2004; the program was successful and Aniston, along with her co-stars, gained worldwide recognition among television viewers. Her character was popular and was recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television; the actress received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including a win for Lead Actress. She was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and won in 2003 as Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Aniston became the highest-paid television actress of all time with her $1 million-per-episode paycheck for the final season of Friends. Her character's relationship with Ross Geller, portrayed by David Schwimmer in the show, was popular among audiences, the couple was voted as television's favorite couple in polls and magazines. Following a four-year hiatus, Aniston returned to film work in 1996, when she performed in the ensemble cast of romantic comedy She's the One. Aniston's first starring vehicle was Picture Perfect, in which she played a struggling young advertising executive opposite Kevin Bacon and Jay Mohr. While the film received mixed reviews, it was a moderate commercial success, Aniston's performance was more warmly received, with many critics suggesting that she had screen presence. In 1998, she appeared as a woman who falls for a gay man in the romantic comedy The Object of My Affection, the next year she starred as a restaurant waitress in the cult film Office Space.
That Awkward Moment
That Awkward Moment is a 2014 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Gormican in his directorial debut. The film stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, Jessica Lucas; the film had its Los Angeles premiere on January 27, 2014, it was released on January 31 in the United States. Jason is sitting on a bench in New York City waiting for someone to arrive. A voiceover explains that he has been waiting for a long time, but to explain why, he needs to go back to the beginning. Jason begins by telling the audience that every relationship reaches the "So..." moment, where someone in the relationship will want to take the relationship to a more serious place. At that point, Jason knows. Jason is working with his best friend Daniel at a publishing house designing book covers, their friend Mikey, a young doctor, married to Vera since the end of college, comes to them after Vera requests a divorce. The three decide to celebrate being single; the group meets up with Daniel's female wingman, Chelsea, as they try to get Mikey's mind off of his wife.
Mikey meets a girl with glasses, while Jason meets Ellie, hits it off with her after teasing another man, trying to buy her a drink. Mikey decides not to call, resolving to work it out with his wife. Jason sleeps with Ellie, but escapes her apartment when he discovers circumstantial evidence that she may be a prostitute; the next day and Daniel make a book cover pitch to a new author, who happens to be Ellie. Jason is able to explain himself and the two begin seeing each other on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Daniel begins to fall for Chelsea, the two begin seeing one another. Additionally, Mikey meets with his estranged wife, when she claims that the reason their marriage fell apart is because he is not spontaneous enough, Mikey kisses her, the two sleep together in the hospital, reigniting their romance. All three friends attempt to keep their relationships a secret, due to their earlier agreement that they would stay single; the relationships all come to a head during Thanksgiving, a time that the three friends spend together, but varying circumstances keep them apart.
Jason agrees to attend a funeral for Ellie's passed father, Mikey plans a Thanksgiving dinner with his wife, Daniel attends the traditional Thanksgiving feast with Chelsea, free to tell the guests about their relationship. Jason decides not to attend the funeral, not ready to commit to Ellie, their relationship falls apart. Mikey has a serious conversation with his wife during their dinner, causing her to admit that she no longer loves him. Jason and Mikey head to the dinner where they discover Daniel's relationship with Chelsea, when he denies that they are dating, his relationship falls apart as well. Although the three fight about keeping their relationships secret, they repair their friendship and try to recover their relationships. Mikey calls the glasses girl from the bar, setting up a date, Daniel reunites with Chelsea after being hit by a taxi and ending up in the hospital. However, two months Jason has still not reconciled with Ellie, despite still being in love with her. Mikey and Daniel help Jason by encouraging him to tell her of his love at her weekly book readings, which are sparsely attended.
However, upon their arrival, the reading is full and Jason is unable to figure out a way to talk with her. He decides to make a scene by improvising a book reading, referencing their first meeting and requesting that they start over by meeting in Gramercy Park. Returning to the beginning, Jason is waiting for Ellie in Gramercy Park. Ellie arrives and sits on the bench with him, where Jason starts their talk, beginning with, "So..." That Awkward Moment was developed by What If It Barks Films and was titled Are We Officially Dating?, the title it was released under in New Zealand and Australia. The script was featured as one of the top comedy screenplays in the 2010 Hollywood Black List of best un-produced screenplays. In September 2013, the film's title changed to That Awkward Moment. Zac Efron was the first cast member to be announced in August 2012, alongside an announcement that production would begin in New York City in November 2012. Miles Teller was reported to have joined the cast in October 2012, with Imogen Poots and Michael B. Jordan following in November 2012.
In June 2013, the U. S. distribution rights for That Awkward Moment were acquired by FilmDistrict with a wide release set for January 31, 2014. Because of a transition of FilmDistrict properties to Focus Features, That Awkward Moment was absorbed by the reconstituted Focus Features for its January 2014 release; the first red band trailer was released on October 14, 2013. That Awkward Moment received negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval score of a 23% and an average rating of 4.1 out of 10 based on 127 reviews. The consensus is: "Formulaic and unfunny, That Awkward Moment wastes a charming cast on a contrived comedy that falls short of the date movies it seems to be trying to subvert." On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 based on reviews from critics, the film has a score of 36 based on 33 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". That Awkward Moment on IMDb