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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 27; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, March 27; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, March 27. (Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.)

Wide

Get Hard
Director: Etan Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Gary Owen, Alison Brie, T.I.
Synopsis: “The prison-bound manager of a hedge fund asks a black businessman — who has never been to jail — to prepare him for life behind bars.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (11 reviews)


Home
Director: Tim Johnson
Cast: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Synopsis: “When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.”


Limited

52 Tuesdays
Director: Sophie Hyde
Cast: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Del Herbert-Jane, Imogen Archer, Mario Späte, Sam Althuizen, Beau Williams
Synopsis: “Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays.”
Theatrical Release: New York (also releasing on Fandor)


Apartment Troubles
Director: Jennifer Prediger & Jess Weixler
Cast: Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler, Will Forte, Megan Mullally, Jeffrey Tambor
Synopsis: “Olivia and Nicole are codependent roommates who are definitely going to make it; They’re just not sure how. When they get evicted from their shoebox apartment in Manhattan–conceptual art just doesn’t cover the rent–they boldly take off to L.A. and the promise of sunshine. As one door slams shut, another opens–a tarot card reading later, the duo decide to take their performance art sensibilities to the mainstream by auditioning for a reality TV talent show.” [LA Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: Limited


The Barber
Director: Basel Owies
Cast: Scott Glenn, Chris Coy, Kristen Hager, Max Arciniega, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Stephen Tobolowsky
Synopsis: “The life of a small town’s beloved barber is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. Eugene Van Wingerdt has been a pillar of this community for years, but no one in this small town knows that he may be hiding a deadly secret. John McCormack has been hunting for a serial killer who, thanks to a lack of evidence, was released from custody. Convinced that Van Wingerdt is the guy, McCormack arrives in his small town in hopes of exposing him. However, he chooses to do so by posing as someone interested in the becoming a killer himself. The two form a twisted bond that is part father/son, part master/protégé. The lessons start small but it’s not long before the homework grows more challenging and this nice small town suddenly isn’t safe anymore.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington, DC)


Cupcakes
Director: Eytan Fox
Cast: Ofer Shechter, Anat Waxman, Yael Bar Zohar, Efrat Dor, Dana Ivgy, Keren Berger, Lior Ashkenazi, Sarit Vino-Elad, Alon Levi, Ofer Hayoun, Uri Hochman, Talli Oren, Denis Sandler
Synopsis: “A group of friends in a Tel Aviv suburb get together to watch Universong, a Eurovision-like television song contest. They gather to watch and are depressed by the lifelessness of the Israeli entry, a parody of many recent offerings, a flashy, grating song about ‘amour.’ Realizing that Anat is distraught over the crisis in her marriage, they decide to compose a song to cheer her up. As a lark, they enters their cellphone video of it in next year’s contest, and it becomes Israel’s entry.”
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on April 3rd; opens in Miami and Santa Fe on April 17th)


A Girl Like Her
Director: Amy S. Weber
Cast: Jimmy Bennett, Lexi Ainsworth
Synopsis: “16 year old Jessica Burns has a secret that she’s afraid to share with anyone—except her best friend, Brian Slater. For the past year she’s been victimized by another girl: her former friend, Avery Keller, one of South Brookdale High School’s most popular and beautiful students. What can you do when the world sees the image of a person but not the reality? With Brian’s help and a hidden digital camera, the evidence of Avery’s relentless harassment is captured and finally exposed, bringing both girls and their families face to face with the truth.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco)


The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Cast: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois, Françoise Lebrun, Luc Schwarz, Maria Bourjala
Synopsis: “In September 2011, while supposedly on the promotional tour for his novel ‘The Map and the Territory’, writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the Internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. Some Twitter users even expressed relief that the controversial author was suddenly no longer around. This film now reveals what really happened: Three tough guys variously with impressive hairstyles and bodybuilder physiques carried off the star intellectual (Houellebecq playing himself), taking him out of the daily stress of dodging autograph hunters and having his flat renovated – whatever happens, no Scandinavian design! – and bringing him to a beautiful rural underdog idyll, full of dog grooming, bodybuilding demonstrations, junk cars and Polish sausages. But who was to pay the ransom? François Hollande, maybe?” [Berlin International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Limited


Man from Reno
Director: Dave Boyle
Cast: Ayako Fujitani, Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura
Synopsis: “A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely places such as bookshops and hotel bars, Dave Boyle’s moody thriller uncovers exhilarating new takes on genre conventions. Consequently, it’s an alluring l’homme fatale who supplies Aki with the breadcrumb trail of clues that entices her into a labyrinthine plot of sinister dealings. In turn, the aging sheriff (veteran character actor Pepe Serna, fantastic in a rare leading role), who should rightfully be riding to her rescue, proves to be equally out of his depth. The game is afoot, the chase is exhilarating and the stakes are perilously high in this inspired neo-noir.” [LA Film Festival]
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia (expands to various cities throughout the end of May)


Marfa Girl
Director: Larry Clark
Cast: Adam Mediano, Drake Burnette, Jeremy St. James, Mary Farley, Mercedes Maxwell, Indigo Rael, Tina Rodriguez
Synopsis: “Adam is a directionless, half-white, half-Hispanic teenager living in Marfa, Texas. The film follows the relationships with Adam’s girlfriend, his neighbor, a local artist, and a crazed border patrol agent. What ensues is a web of sex, violence and punk rock.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to Chicago, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia and Tulsa on April 3rd)


Nighlight
Director: Scott Beck
Cast: Shelby Young, Chloe Bridges, Carter Jenkins, Mitch Hewer, Taylor Ashley Murphy, Kyle Fain
Synopsis: “Five friends play a game in a ‘mysterious’ forest with a long history as a beacon for troubled young people contemplating suicide.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tampa)


The Riot Club
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jessica Brown Findlay, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger
Synopsis: “Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York


The Salt of the Earth
Director: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Wenders
Cast: Sebastião Salgado
Synopsis: “During the last forty years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever changing humanity. He has witnessed the major events of our recent history ; international conflicts, starvations and exodus… He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of the wild fauna and flora, of grandiose landscapes : a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last journeys, and by Wim Wenders, a photographer himself.” [Cannes Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (12 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various theaters through the middle of May)


Serena
Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, Blake Ritson
Synopsis: “Set in 1930’s North Carolina, George Pemberton’s timber empire is in jeopardy when it becomes clear that his wife, Serena, is as barren as the land he harvests.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C- (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Portland and San Francisco)


Welcome to New York
Director: Abel Ferrara
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Jacqueline Bisset, Drena De Niro, Amy Ferguson, Paul Calderon, Ronald Guttman, Paul Hipp
Synopsis: “The story of the rise and the fall of french politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (8 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Limited


While We’re Young
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Ben Stiller, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Charles Grodin
Synopsis: “An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (25 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles


White God
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Lili Monori, László Gálffi, Ervin Nagy, Kornél Mundruczó, Hagen
Synopsis: “A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior… Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.”[Cannes Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (16 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to various cities in the US and Canada throughout the end of May)


A Wolf at the Door
Director: Fernando Coimbra
Cast: Milhem Cortaz, Fabiula Nascimento, Leandra Leal
Synopsis: “A child is kidnapped. At the police station, Sylvia and Bernardo, the victim’s parents, and Rosa, the main suspect and Bernardo’s lover, give contradictory evidence which will take audiences to the gloomiest corners of desires, lies, needs and wickedness in the relationship of these three characters.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (opens in Columbus, OH on April 24th)


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