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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, September 11; What Will You See?

Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, September 11; What Will You See?

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, September 11. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.


90 Minutes in Heaven
Director: Michael Polish
Cast: Kate Bosworth, Hayden Christensen, Jason Kennedy, Fred Dalton Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, Michael W. Smith, Elizabeth Hunter, Bobby Batson, Hudson Meek
Synopsis: “Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car. Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don’s body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes. Don’s soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he’d never known before. Don was in Heaven. When another pastor’s prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle! Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened. Heaven’s bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil. With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life.”

The Perfect Guy
Director: David M. Rosenthal
Cast: Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, Kathryn Morris, Shannon Lucio, Rutina Wesley
Synopsis: “A woman meets an IT expert, who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sexually-charged courtship, she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the budding relationship. In a jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge, he disrupts her life.”

The Visit
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn, Celia Keenan-Bolger
Synopsis: “The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (6 reviews)


12 Rounds 3: Lockdown
Director: Stephen Reynolds
Cast: Dean Ambrose, Jonathan Good, Roger R. Cross, Daniel Cudmore, Lochlyn Munro, Ty Olsson
Synopsis: “Shaw is a detective that returns to active duty after the death of his partner. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. Trapped in his own precinct, Shaw will do whatever it takes to expose the dirty cops and clear his name.”
Theatrical Release: Various AMC Theaters

The Beauty Inside

Director: Baek Jong-yeol
Cast: Han Hyo-Joo, Kim Dae-myung, Do Ji-Han, Shin-Hye Park, Lee Beom-Soo, Park Seo-joon, Kim Sang-Ho, Chun Woo-hee, Lee Jin-Wook, Kim Min-Jae , Seo Kang-joon, Kim Hee-Won, Lee Dong-wook, Ko Ah-Sung, Yoo Yeon-seok, Ueno Juri
Synopsis: “Every morning, Woo-jin wakes up in a different body. His age, gender, and nationality many change, but the one constant in his life is Yi-Soo- the woman he loves. She knows his secret, and loves him anyway. With every transformation, Woo-jin has to figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with Yi-soo.”
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Director: Mélanie Laurent
Cast: Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré, Roxane Duran, Claire Keim
Synopsis: “Charlie is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay much attention to her. School holds no surprises either and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah, a hip new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two girls form an instant connection. Sarah brings the excitement Charlie so desperately seeks, and Charlie is a stable influence on the wild child. Through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways, their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy, which eventually leads to jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and the teens soon find themselves on a trajectory toward a jarring outcome.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

A Brilliant Young Mind
Director: Morgan Matthews
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Alexandra Davies, Eddie Marsan, Martin McCann, Orion Lee, Paul J. Dove, Percelle Ascott, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Jo Yang
Synopsis: “Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he develops unfamiliar feelings for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei. Ultimately this is Nathan’s journey towards discovering the unfathomable experience of first love.” [Toronto International Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

The Challenger
Director: Kent Moran
Cast: Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Justin Hartley, Frank Watson, Stan Carp, Ernie Sabella, Michael Rivera, Rob Morgan
Synopsis: “When they are evicted from their home, struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller will do everything in his power to save he and his mother from living on the streets. With the help of legendary trainer, Duane Taylor, Miller soon finds that boxing is their ticket to a better life. Earning the title ‘Bronx Boy,’ Miller becomes a local hero. After winning a big fight, a cable network takes notice and decides to give Miller his own TV show, ‘The Challenger,’ which will follow him all the way to the Light-Heavyweight Title.”
Theatrical Release: Various

Coming Home
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Gong Li, Chen Daoming, Zhang Huiwen
Synopsis: “Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband’s return. A stranger alone in the heart of his broken family, Lu Yanshi determines to resurrect their past together and reawaken his wife’s memory.” [Cannes Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (5 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York

Deep Web
Director: Alex Winter
Synopsis: “Deep Web gives the inside story of one of the the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century — the arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the entrepreneur alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” operator of online black market Silk Road. As the only film with exclusive access to the Ulbricht family, Deep Web explores how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology, with our digital rights hanging in the balance.” [SXSW Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Los Angeles

Goodnight Mommy
Director: Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz
Cast: Susanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
Synopsis: “Twin boys who do everything together, from collecting beetles to feeding stray cats, welcome their mother home after her reconstructive surgery. But with her face wrapped in bandages, and her demeanor distant, they grow suspicious of her identity.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B- (7 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Various

Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision
Director: Edgar Reitz
Cast: Jan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximilian Scheidt, Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Kriese
Synopsis: “Jakob, our protagonist, tries to immerse himself in literature and learning, as the rest of his family toils to fend off starvation. He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for a new life in Brazil and the freedom of the wild South American jungle. He studies the languages of the native South Americans and records his heroic attempts to escape the rural confines of Hunsrück in an astonishing diary that not only tells us his story but reflects the aspirations and philosophies of a whole era. Everyone who encounters Jakob is drawn into the maelstrom of his dreams: his parents, bowed and broken from years of labor making a living from the soil; his scheming and brash brother, Gustav; and above all Henriette, the fetching daughter of a gem cutter fallen on hard times.”
Theatrical Release: New York

Director: Khalil Sullins
Cast: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger, Christine Haeberman, Steve Hanks
Synopsis: “What would happen if we invented telepathy? A group of grad students find out, with the film touching on numerous implications. Neither studious nor frivolous, an engaging take on how technology and consciousness collide.”
Theatrical Release: Various (including Atlanta, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, San Diego and San Francisco)

Meet the Patels
Directors: Geeta & Ravi Patel
Synopsis: “Largely inexperienced in the art of courtship, L.A.-based actor Ravi Patel is suddenly thrown into the deep end of the dating pool when he reluctantly consents to letting his parents find him an ideal Indian bride. As he embarks on a multi-date tour across North America, however, the self-effacing suitor can’t help but wonder whether his quest represents a laudable acceptance of cherished traditions or a pathetic surrender to his own deep-seated insecurities.” [LA Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (4 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago (expands to various cities through mid-October)

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain
Director: Kate Geis
Synopsis: “Paul Taylor is one of the dance world’s most elusive and admired choreographers. For 60 years he has given only glimpses into his creative process, but for his 133rd dance, ‘Three Dubious Memories,’ the audience is allowed into his studio. ‘Paul Taylor: Creative Domain’ is an in-depth exploration of how Mr. Taylor creates a single work.”
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to various cities through the beginning of December)

Sleeping with Other People
Director: Leslye Headland
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas
Synopsis: “Years after impulsively losing their virginity to each other in college, Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet at a support group in New York (‘What’s a nice girl like you doing at a sex addicts meeting?’). A spark resurfaces, but they’ve walked this road before. Abject failures in romance who lead lives of serial infidelity and self-sabotage, they agree to a platonic friendship to mutually support their recovery—and what’s more supportive than teaching your friend proper self-stimulation? Can love bloom while you’re sleeping with other people?” [Sundance Film Festival]
Criticwire Grade Average: B+ (18 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York and Los Angeles (expands to various cities through the end of October)

Time Out of Mind
Director: Oren Moverman
Cast: Richard Gere, Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Yul Vasquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, Michael Kenneth Williams, Steve Buscemi
Synopsis: “Shuffled into the unforgiving bureaucracy of a men’s shelter, George seems destined to wind up as just another lost soul swallowed up by the system—until he meets a gregarious, down-and-out ex-jazzman who inspires George to reconnect with his estranged daughter.”
Criticwire Grade Average: B (18 reviews)
Theatrical Release: Select Markets

Welcome to Leith
Director: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker
Synopsis: “White supremacist Craig Cobb tries to take over a small town in North Dakota. As his behavior becomes more threatening, residents wrestle with democratic principles as they try to get rid of their unwanted neighbor.”
Criticwire Grade Average: A- (9 reviews)
Theatrical Release: New York (expands to various markets throughout the middle of November)

Wolf Totem
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Cast: Shaofeng Feng, Shawn Dou, Ankhnyam Ragchaa, Yin Zhu-Sheng
Synopsis: “In 1969, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads’ traditional enemies – the marauding wolves – to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world.”
Theatrical Release: IMAX Theaters

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