March 4th, 2011 – Movies To Catch This Weekend


Josh Radnor’s “Happythankyoumoreplease” finds its nationwide release following a measurable amount of buzz, as the film won the Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. The story centers on a group of people living in New York, all of whom are skirting the precipice of adulthood, stepping out of their late 20’s and into their 30’s.

The cast is notable: Zoe Kazan and Kate Mara star in the leading female roles alongside the always-terrific Malin Akerman, who plays a character with alopecia, an auto-immune disorder that causes one to not have any hair. If you’ve ever wanted to see Malin Akerman without eyebrows, here’s your chance. Spoiler alert: she’s still gorgeous. Happythankyoumoreplease, 100 mins., rated R.

The Adjustment  Bureau

Matt Damon’s latest action thriller has an “Inception” feel to it, with a twisty-bendy sci-fi story about an agency that controls people’s fate. The surprising thing about “The Adjustment Bureau” is the focus on the love story, as Matt Damon’s senator falls in love with a dancer, played by Emily Blunt. Blunt is something of a rising star, having appeared in “The Devil Wears Prada”, broken out in the indie hit “Sunshine Cleaning”, and followed up by starring in “The Young Victoria”.

The Bureau steps in and attempts to keep them apart. The result is a story with plenty of sci-fi influence that, at it’s core, is about overcoming fate and all other odds for love. The Adjustment Bureau, 124 mins., rated PG-13.