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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 29; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, May 29; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, May 29. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.]


Director: Cameron Crowe
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Sugar Lyn Beard, Edi Gathegi
Synopsis: “A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C (8 reviews)

San Andreas
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast: Alexandra Daddario, Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Ioan Gruffudd, Julie Brandt-Richards, Colton Haynes, Kylie Minogue, Will Yun Lee, Janell Islas, Vanessa Ross
Synopsis: “In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.”
Criticwire Grade Average: C+ (9 reviews)


Barely Lethal
Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Jessica Alba, Hailee Steinfeld, Sophie Turner, Samuel L. Jackson, Jaime King, Thomas Mann, Dove Cameron
Synopsis: “Megan Walsh is a teenage special ops agent who yearns for a normal adolescence. After faking her own death she assumes the role of an exchange student and quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of a typical American high school can be even more difficult than international espionage.”
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Club Life
Director: Fabrizio Conte
Cast: Jerry Ferrara, Jessica Szohr, Robert Davi, Jay R. Ferguson, Al Sapienza, Busta Rhymes, Ryan O’Nan, Allegra Carpenter, Annalaina Marks
Synopsis: “A night club promoter tries to make a name for himself in New York City.”
Theatrical Release: New York

Gemma Bovery

Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini, Elsa Zylberstein, Niels Schneider
Synopsis: “Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behaviour also seems to be inspired by Flaubert’s heroes.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (11 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various cities through the middle of July)

Heaven Knows What

Director: Josh and Benny Safdie
Cast: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro
Synopsis: “While you sleep soundly in your bed, the night lepers lord the streets of New York City, lusting after the highest high. Harley “homeless” Holmes is their patron saint, caught in the throes of perpetual extremes. On one corner, her malevolent lover demands a bloodletting. On another, a kindly dope dealer offers her free transfusions. How much ebb and flow can a young heart take before bursting into oblivion?” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (20 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles

I Believe in Unicorns

Director: Leah Meyerhoff
Cast: Natalia Dyer, Peter Vack, Julia Garner, Amy Seimetz, Toni Meyerhoff
Synopsis: “Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who escapes often into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. She is swept into a whirlwind of romance and adventure, until the volatile side of his personality begins to emerge.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on June 19th)


Director: Andrew Bujalski
Cast: Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Brooklyn Decker, Anthony Michael Hall, Tishuan Scott
Synopsis: “Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat. Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (18 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Austin and Toronto (expands to various markets throughout June)


Director: James McTeigue
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Pierce Brosnan, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster
Synopsis: “A thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. Putting her in the line of fire: targeted for death, framed for crimes she didn’t commit, discredited and on the run. Now she must find a way to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square.”
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Theatrical Release: Various (including New York and Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami and Washington, DC)

The True Cost

Director: Andrew Morgan
Synopsis: “This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?”
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Theatrical Release: Various (including New York, Detroit, Miami, Nashville and Portland)

Tu dors Nicole

Director: Stéphane Lafleur
Cast: Julianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, Francis La Haye, Simon Larouche, Marc-André Grondin, Godefroy Reding
Synopsis: “Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole, 22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole’s older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls’ friendship is put to the test. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, punctuated by a heatwave, Nicole’s growing insomnia and the persistent courtship of a 10-year-old boy.” [Cannes – Directors’ Fortnight]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (10 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Miami on June 12th)

Uncertain Terms

Director: Nathan Silver
Cast: India Menuez, David Dahlbom, Caitlin Mehner, Tallie Medel, Gina Piersanti, Hannah Gross, Adinah Dancyger, Cindy Silver
Synopsis: “Needing a sudden escape from the city, Robbie leaves Brooklyn to stay in the Hudson Valley with his aunt who runs a home for pregnant teens. As the only man in the house, Robbie captures the attention of many of the girls, and when he strikes up a friendship with Nina, who is dealing with her own relationship troubles, tensions run high in the house. In trying to stop Nina from making the biggest mistake of her life, Robbie finds himself caught in a love triangle between Nina and her baby daddy, Chase.” [LA Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (6 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (opens in Los Angeles on June 5th; also available on Fandor)


Director: Raj Amit Kumar
Cast: Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain, Bhanu Uday, Preeti Gupta, Bhavani Lee
Synopsis: “Two powerful and unflinching contemporary stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, one tale follows a Muslim terrorist who kidnaps a liberal Muslim scholar in order to silence him, while the other charts the travails of a young woman whose devout father tries to force her into an arranged marriage, which she resists because she is secretly in love with another woman. The four characters come face to face with gruesome acts of violence in battles of identity, sexuality, religion, love, and family.”
Criticwire Grade Average:
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to nine additional markets on June 5th)

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