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Allison Janney

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Private PartsPrivate Parts (1997) Recommended
Dir. Betty Thomas
Feat. Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Paul Giamatti
Partly fictionalised biopic of New York 'Shock Jock' Howard Stern, played by the man himself. For those who don't know, Stern's abrasive yet…
West Wing, The - Season 1 (TV Series)West Wing, The - Season 1 (TV Series) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Various, Michael Lehmann, Thomas Schlamme
Feat. Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly
One of the most popular (and lauded) US TV–series of recent years, set in a White House presided over by Martin Sheen and his staff. With…
Piccadilly JimPiccadilly Jim (2004)
Dir. John McKay
Feat. Sam Rockwell, Frances O'Connor, Brenda Blethyn
Adapted from P.G. Wodehouse’s comic novel, this tells the tale of an American scoundrel who flails about and fails on both sides of the Atlantic in…
Over the HedgeOver the Hedge (2006) Recommended
Dir. Tim Johnson
Feat. Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell
Jovial animation tells of the best laid plans of a scheming raccoon (voiced by Bruce Willis), who recruits a gaggle of forest creatures to invade the…
JunoJuno (2007)
Dir. Jason Reitman
Feat. Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner
Upstart indie comedy that broke wide into the mainstream, this packages up Gen–Y angst and 'riot–grrl' attitude into a commercially…
Away We GoAway We Go (2009)
Dir. Sam Mendes
Feat. John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Catherine O'Hara
An ersatz hipster road movie that follows a 30–something expectant couple as they travel across America looking for the perfect place to start…
Life During WartimeLife During Wartime (2009)
Dir. Todd Solondz
Feat. Shirley Henderson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Allison Janney
Dir. Todd Solondz recasts his controversial 1998 indie hit, HAPPINESS, revisiting the dysfunctional characters and their future lives in this blackly…
Help, TheHelp, The (2011) Recommended
Dir. Tate Taylor
Feat. Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Civil–rights drama based on the best–seller by Kathryn Stockett about an aspiring author who sets out to document the lives of…
MargaretMargaret (2011) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan
Feat. Anna Paquin, Mark Damon, Mark Ruffalo
Anna Paquin gives a tour de force at the eye of this stormy ensemble drama from dir. Kenneth Lonergan (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME), about the vortex of…
Oranges, TheOranges, The (2011)
Dir. Julian Farino
Feat. Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener
Two upper–middle class New Jersey families are split apart when the father of one (Laurie) falls in love with the daughter of the other…
Struck by LightningStruck by Lightning (2012)
Dir. Brian Dannelly
Feat. Chris Colfer, Rebel Wilson, Christina Hendricks
GLEE's Chris Cofler scripts and stars in this colorful, if questionable high school fantasy of an emotional bully who recounts – after being…
Liberal ArtsLiberal Arts (2012)
Dir. Josh Radnor
Feat. Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins
Josh Radnor, star of top–draw sitcom HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER directs his second self–penned romantic comedy, himself playing a…
Touchy FeelyTouchy Feely (2013)
Dir. Lynn Shelton
Feat. Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, Scoot McNairy
Rosemarie DeWitt returns for the dir. of YOUR SISTER'S SISTER in this drama about two siblings – one a succesful massage therapist, the other a…
Way Way Back, TheWay Way Back, The (2013) Recommended
Dir. Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Feat. Rob Corddry, Steve Carell, Toni Collette
The screenwriters behind THE DESCENDENTS direct this affecting summer comedy of an awkward boy's transition into adulthood and his relationships with…
Masters of Sex - Season 1 (TV Series)Masters of Sex - Season 1 (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Feat. Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges
A fascinating MAD MEN–era dramatisation of the work of pioneering researchers Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the eponymous 'Masters…
Bad WordsBad Words (2013)
Dir. Jason Bateman
Feat. Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Philip Baker Hall
Jason Bateman plays a failed spelling bee competitor who uses a loophole to enter into a national spelling competition as an adult. Landing on the…
Mom (TV Series)Mom (TV Series) (2013)
Feat. Allison Janney, Anna Faris
Allison Janney returns to the small screen in this sitcom that centres on a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley.
Mr. Peabody & ShermanMr. Peabody & Sherman (Mr. Peabody and Sherman) (2014) Recommended
Dir. Rob Minkoff
Feat. Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter
Mr. Peabody, a canine inventor, scrambles to fix a time rift after his time travelling experiences go astray. A zippy kids adventure that's also…
TammyTammy (2014)
Dir. Ben Falcone
Feat. Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates
After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard–drinking grandmother.
DUFF, TheDUFF, The (2015)
Dir. Ari Sandel
Feat. Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell
Smart teen comedy about a high school senior who instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF…
Rewrite, TheRewrite, The (2015)
Dir. Marc Lawrence
Feat. Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J.K. Simmons
Frothy Hugh Grant outing has him cast as an Oscar–winning writer in a slump teaching screenwriting at a college, where he falls for a single…
SpySpy (2015) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Feig
Feat. Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law
Melissa McCarthy's third outing for the dir. of BRIDESMAIDS comes up roses in this frequently side–splitting James Bond spoof that doubles as a…
MinionsMinions (2015)
Dir. Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin
Feat. Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
The evil yellow blobs are back in this entertaining – or deeply annoying, depending on your disposition – prequel to DESPICABLE ME.…
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Recommended
Dir. Tim Burton
Feat. Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson
Tim Burton's spectacular adaptation of the young adult fantasy novel about a teenager who discovers a portal to a different time in coastal Wales…
Girl on the Train, TheGirl on the Train, The (2016)
Dir. Tate Taylor
Feat. Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Adapted of the best–selling novel by Paula Hawkins (and transposed from its British setting to America), the mystery unravels for Emily Blunt…
I, TonyaI, Tonya (2017) Recommended
Dir. Craig Gillespie
Feat. Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan
Darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Harding was the first…
BombshellBombshell (2019)
Dir. Jay Roach
Feat. Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie
Charlize Theron leads an all–star cast in this scathing biographical drama based on real life events in which a group of female Fox network…

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