Movies Released December 11, 2009

Friday, December 11

The Princess and the Frog

When the free-spirited, jazz-loving Prince Naveen of Maldonia comes to town a deal with a shady voodoo doctor goes bad and the once suave royal is turned into a frog. In a desperate attempt to be human again, a favor in exchange for a fateful kiss on the lips from the beautiful girl, Tiana, takes an unexpected turn and leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana to the banks of the almighty Mississippi and back in time for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. An unforgettable tale filled with music, humor and heart where two frogs—along with the help of a 200-year-old voodoo priestess, a love-sick Cajun firefly, and a trumpet-playing alligator—discover that what they want isn’t as important as what they need
Ron Clements, Rob Edwards, Jim Cummings, Craig Sost, John Musker, Peter Del Vecho, Greg Erb, Jason Oremland
Comedy Family Kids Animation

Invictus

The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Gary Barber, Langley Kirkwood, Tony Kgoroge, Clint Eastwood, Mace Neufeld, Lori McCreary
Drama
103 mins

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

The comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" follows a highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant), whose almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience: they witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely in the Rockies... unless, in their new BlackBerry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle the passion.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Elisabeth Moss, Marc Lawrence, Melissa Wells, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Sam Elliott
Comedy Romance
139 mins

The Lovely Bones

"The Lovely Bones" centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. Oscar® nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar® winners Rachel Weisz and Susan Sarandon star along with Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan.
Stanley Tucci, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Saoirse Ronan, Ken Kamins, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Jan Blenkin
Drama Adaptation Teen
New York / Los Angeles
4 / 5
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101 mins

Tenderness

The film follows a violent teenager, Eric, whose life intertwines with Lori, a 16-year-old runaway who can't resist his charm. Crowe will play Lieutenant Cristofuoro, a cop who sets out to unravel Eric's complex past.
Russell Crowe, John Penotti, Fisher Stevens, Tim Williams, John Polson, Howard Meltzer, Emil Stern, Laura Dern
Drama Thriller

The Slammin' Salmon

In the latest comedy from Broken Lizard, (the creators of Supertroopers and Beerfest) "Slammin" Cleon Salmon (Michael Clarke Duncan) is a former Heavyweight Champion of the World turned celebrity owner of a high end Miami seafood restaurant, "The Slammin' Salmon".

A terrifying bull of a man, Salmon uses fear to rule over his misfit waitstaff (Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, as well as Cobie Smulders and April Bowlby) and on this particular night, he takes his bullying skills to a new level. In an effort to pay off a gambling debt to the Japanese Yakuza, Salmon sets up a contest to 'inspire' his waitstaff to sell more food than they ever have before: the top selling server wins $10,000 while the waiter in last place gets served with a broken rib sandwich-courtesy of the Champ himself.

Spurred on by greed and panic, the staff resort to backstabbing, bribery and indecent proposals in an attempt to upsell their patrons while simultaneously sabotaging their co-workers. As the hours pass, the dining room action becomes more frenzied as the contest escalates into a brawl for first place in order to win the money.
Steve Lemme, Richard Perello, Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Michael Clarke Duncan, Julia Dray
Comedy

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

A man acts out a play in his mind and kills his mother.
Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon, Brad Dourif, Werner Herzog, Michael Peña, Bill Cobbs, Chloë Sevigny, David Lynch
Drama Crime
107 mins

A Single Man

The story is about a gay man (Colin Firth), who tries to go about his normal routines after the death of his partner. Matthew Goode will play Firth's former boyfriend, and Julianne Moore will be his friend.
Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Colin Firth, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Drama Comedy LGBT

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Harpreet Singh Bedi is a fresh graduate trying to find a balance between the maddening demands of the 'professional' way, and the way of his heart.
Jaideep Sahni, Shimit Amin, Ranbir Kapoor
Comedy
88 mins

Larger Than Life in 3D

Live concert footage of the Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Gogol Bordello, shot at the three-day Austin City Limits festival in October 2009.
Lawrence Jordan
Documentary Concert

Friday, December 11