When Harry Met Sally – Rob Reiner

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When Harry Met Sally

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: July 12, 1989


Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two best friends of the opposite sex in the blockbuster, heartwarming romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally. Harry Burns (Crystal–Analyze This) and Sally Albright (Ryan–In the Land of Women) meet when the share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York right after both graduate from college. As the two build their lives and careers in Manhattan, they find love and heartache–with other people–but their paths continue to cross and their friendship continues to grow over the years … until they confront the decision whether to let their friendship develop into romance.

© © 1989 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Summer School – Carl Reiner

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Summer School

Carl Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: June 1, 2004


Schools out, and Ocean Front High gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) has big plans: summer in Hawaii. But the schools vice-principal has plans for Freddy, too: teaching remedial English. Aloha paradise – hello, Summer School. Director Carl Reiner (All Of Me, The Jerk) delighted fans and critics alike with this warm, perceptive comedy about a laid-back teacher (Harmon) relegated to teaching a class of likeable misfits, including a slasher-flick addict (Dean Cameron), his wacky sidekick (Gary Riley), and a sexy female surfer (Courtney Thorne-Smith) of TVs Ally McBeal and Melrose Place). Kirstie Alley (TVs Cheers and Veronicas Closet) is the no-nonsense history professor down the hall whos keeping an eye on all the shenanigans – and on the handsome, irresistible Freddy. The road to academic success has never been bumpier, but to earn straight As in laughtertake Summer School.

© TM & Copyright © 1987 by Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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Summer Rental – Carl Reiner

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Summer Rental

Carl Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: April 17, 2001


This routine comedy is about a series of misadventures during a family vacation at the beach and stars John Candy (who died of a heart attack while filming in Mexico in 1994) as John Chester and Karen Austin as his long-suffering wife Sandy. When the family leave for what turns out to be a pretty decrepit shack on a public beach, Jack eventually locks horns with the owner of this dubious piece of real estate, and their conflict terminates in a boat race in which Jack and his motley crew are at first glance, and even second, no match for the others in the race. In the meantime, there are plenty of skits with Jack dressed as anything from an ample, unintentional likeness of a geisha to the normal tourist dude in a Hawaiian shirt. His wife and daughter tackle their own problems, related to sex in one way or another, mostly another.

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The American President – Rob Reiner

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The American President

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: November 17, 1995


The world's most powerful man has met his match! Michael Douglas is the widower President wooing environmental lobbyist Annette Bening in this romantic hit by Rob Reiner.

© © 1995 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Rumor Has It – Rob Reiner

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Rumor Has It

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: February 10, 2006


In this contemporary comedy, "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston plays Sarah Huttinger, a woman whose doubts about her relationship with her fiancé (Mark Ruffalo – We Don't Live Here Anymore) spill over into doubts about herself. She becomes even more overwhelmed with anxiety when, at her sister's (Mena Suvari – "Six Feet Under") wedding, she discovers that her family served as the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate. When she realizes that she could very well be the biological offspring of the notorious scandal depicted in both and that her grandmother (Academy Award winner Shirley MacLaine – Terms of Endearment) might be Mrs. Robinson, Sarah vows to discover the true identity of her father. Could he be Beau Burroughs (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner – JFK, Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves), a successful tech company CEO?

© © 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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LBJ – Rob Reiner

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LBJ

Rob Reiner

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Rental Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: November 3, 2017


After powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) loses the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy (Jeffrey Donovan), he agrees to be his young rival’s running mate. But once they win the election, despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts, Johnson finds himself sidelined in the role of vice president. That all changes on Nov. 22, 1963, when Kennedy is assassinated and Johnson, with his devoted wife Lady Bird (Jennifer Jason Leigh) by his side, is suddenly thrust into the presidency. As the nation mourns, Johnson must contend with longtime adversary Attorney General Bobby Kennedy (Michael Stahl-David) and one-time mentor Georgia Senator Richard Russell (Richard Jenkins) as he seeks to honor JFK’s legacy by championing the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964.

© © 2016 Broad Daylight, LLC.

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This Is Spinal Tap – Rob Reiner

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This Is Spinal Tap

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

Release Date: March 9, 1984


“Such a fine line between stupid and clever.” “None more black.” “This one goes to 11.” Audiences didn’t quite know what to make of This is Spinal Tap when it first hit movie theaters in 1984. Was it a comedy, or a real-life documentary about a British heavy metal band on a disastrous comeback tour? Actually, it was something else entirely and the first of its kind: the “mockumentary.” Rob Reiner's directorial debut is the story of Spinal Tap, an aging group of rockers with one last shot at fame and glory. Called “the funniest movie ever made about rock and roll” (Newsweek) and ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time,” it’s the comedy phenomenon that will rock your socks off.

© © STUDIOCANAL IMAGE

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The Jerk – Carl Reiner

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The Jerk

Carl Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 4.99

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Release Date: December 14, 1979


That wild and crazy guy, Steve Martin, makes his film-starring debut in the wacky comedy hit The Jerk. Steve plays Navin Johnson, the adopted son of a poor black sharecropper family, whose crazy inventions lead him from rags to riches…right back to rags. Steve propels Navin through a string of misadventures-becoming smitten with a lady motorcycle racer, surviving a series of screwball attacks by a deranged killer, and becoming a millionaire by inventing the "Opti-grab" handle for eyeglasses-and shows why he's one of the hottest comic performers in the world.

© © 1979 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride (Unabridged) – Cary Elwes, Joe Layden & Rob Reiner (foreword)

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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride (Unabridged)

Cary Elwes, Joe Layden & Rob Reiner (foreword)

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 17.95

Publish Date: October 14, 2014

© ℗ © 2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Flipped (2010) – Rob Reiner

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Flipped (2010)

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 17.99

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Release Date: August 6, 2010


When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. Bryce isn't so sure. Beginning that day, and for the next six years, young Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length…which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. Smart, dreamy, independent and willing to stand up for what she believes in, Juli (Madeline Carroll) is different from anyone else he knows and, frankly, it's a little overwhelming. Though disappointed by Bryce's unwillingness to see things her way, or even to see the things in life she finds most meaningful, Juli continues to give her potential dreamboat the benefit of the doubt. Until those doubts stack up so high that she finally thinks maybe she was wrong about him. It's just about the same time Bryce starts to think maybe he was wrong about her, too. But is he too late?

© © 2010 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

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The Bucket List – Rob Reiner

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The Bucket List

Rob Reiner

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: December 25, 2007


Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman star in the comedic drama The Bucket List, directed by Rob Reiner, a touching, no- holds-barred adventure that shows it's never too late to live life to its fullest. Carter and Edward found themselves sharing a hospital room with plenty of time to think about what might happen next-and about how much of that was in their hands. For all their apparent differences, they soon discovered they had two very important things in common: an unrealized need to come to terms with who they were and the choices they'd made, and a pressing desire to spend the time they had left doing everything they ever wanted to do.

© © 2007 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome & Debussy: La Mer – Fritz Reiner & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Respighi: Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome & Debussy: La Mer

Fritz Reiner & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Genre: Classical

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: February 3, 2006

© ℗ 2006 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT / Originally released 1960 BMG Music

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A Few Good Men – Rob Reiner

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A Few Good Men

Rob Reiner

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 11, 1992


Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson star in the box office smash "A Few Good Men." Based on the hit broadway play, this riveting courtroom drama surrounding the integrity of the marine corps pits Cruise, a hot-shot naval defense attorney, against Nicholson, the hard-edge Colonel he believes responsible for inspiring the murder of a young marine.

© © 1992 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. and Castle Rock Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

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Rob Reiner on the Middle-Age Love Story ‘And So It Goes’

Rob Reiner says his new movie was inspired by Jack Nicholson. When they were talking to the press about their film, The Bucket List, Nicholson was asked what he wanted to be sure he did before he died. He said he wanted one more great love in his life. Reiner went to As Good as it Gets screenwriter Mark Andrus to write a story about a couple with a chance for one last great romance. That film is And So it Goes, with Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. He plays an irascible realtor who has alienated just about everyone he knows. She plays a singer who is still mourning her late husband.

In an interview, Reiner said that there are only three kinds of films that get financed by Hollywood studios these days:

… big superhero tent-pole franchise movies, animated films and R-rated raunchy comedies. There’s not one film that I’ve ever made that could get made today by a studio, not one, even A Few Good Men because it’s an adult courtroom drama and studios do not make them any more. And so every movie that I make, have made and will make is always going be independently financed. And the reason they don’t make movies for adults and for people which are the largest bulge of the population is because they are not usually going to the movie the first weekend. They take a while to learn about it, probably word of mouth. It takes a lot of money to release a picture. They want to get the money right away and so they want to make blockbuster-type movies. But there is a lot of money to be made if you give that audience something that they want to see and hopefully with Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas the first time they’ve ever been together, they’ll be interested to see that.

The last time Reiner directed Michael Douglas, he was playing a close-to-perfect character in The American President. This time his character, Oren Little, is a bitter man who wants nothing to do with anyone, including his son and granddaughter. Reiner keeps the audience on Oren’s side by showing us “the evolution which happens in the character as he progresses through the film.”

Here’s a guy who may have had this rough side to begin with but it is exacerbated by the fact that his son had drug problems and he’s been estranged from his son. His wife passed away and he’s basically ready to check out and get out of there. He meets this woman who lives next door in this fourplex and finds out that he has a 10-year-old granddaughter that he didn’t even know he had. It’s through the relationship with them that a softer side of him starts to come out and I think you then ultimately come to like him. But it takes a while.

Reiner described the estrangement between Oren and his son.

Oren’s a lot of bigger-than-life kind of character. He talks about how he has the biggest real estate deals and he has his face on the bus bench. And I think for kids sometimes growing up if your father has a larger-than-life character you can feel diminished. And if you are person who is shy and doesn’t have an outgoing personality you can feel like you’re a failure or like you don’t live up to him, and so I think there was an insecurity with that young guy and he started using drugs as a way to feel better. And then he got into a bad place and maybe the father wasn’t as available as he might have been in those early years. I think of that generation, when the parents were more hooked into each other than they were to the children. I think that in our generation we dote on our children more than our parents did to us.

Both of the lead characters are struggling with grief and loss. But the contrast between their responses is one of the ways we learn about the different ways they approach life and relationships.

I think you have two people that have shut down a part of themselves because of loss. She is trying to reconnect with life by launching this singing career at age 65, but the part of her that thinks of herself as a sexual being is kind of tucked away. He’s thinking, “I’m gonna go away and just live in Vermont and go fishing.” They kind of do this dance around each other for a while until they start to feel like these feelings are reawakened inside of them. But then just like when you’re a young person feeling that, it’s scary. When you’re a young person you’re nervous because you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re kind of fumbling around, but when you get to become an adult you’ve had wives and husbands and you’ve been through it and you know what it’s like to have a loss and how painful it is to have a loss. You’re a little tentative about being with that person for those reasons so the dance looks the same but what at stake is slightly different.

This is Reiner’s third consecutive film featuring a character who is a young girl. Sterling Jerins plays Oren’s granddaughter.

Sterling is really gifted. She came in to read for me and I was like, ‘Whoa, who is this person?’ She was nine years old at the time and she had done a part in World War Z. She played Brad Pitt’s daughter. She had a little experience and she just stuck to it. She wasn’t intimidated at all. That’s a good thing about kids — you don’t know anything to know that you should be intimidated. You can always tell if a kid is going to be good if you look at their parents. Her mother was great and you knew that she was going to be okay. The ones that are troubled you can tell where it’s coming from.

Reiner says he never got any advice directly from his father, the legendary writer/director/actor Carl Reiner, but he learned a great deal from watching him.

When I was 14, 15, 16 during the summer when I was off from school, I would go every single day with him to The Dick Van Dyke Show and watch him. I watched him work with the actors, work with the writers. I saw the stage, the performances and where they put the cameras and all that. So that’s how I learned. It wasn’t so much from him sitting down, “Well, son, this is how you do it.”

He also learned a great deal when he was a young actor on All in the Family, playing the son-in-law of Archie Bunker.

We did over 200 shows in front of a live audience. So I learned a lot about what audiences like, what they don’t like, how stories are structured. I would spend a lot of time in the writing room and I actually wrote some scripts. And from Carroll O’Connor I learned a lot about how you perform and how important the script and story are for the actors. So the actor doesn’t have to push things. You can let the story and the dialogue support you if it’s good. I had great people around me and I took from all the people that was around.

He compared Oren to Archie Bunker.

Carroll O’Connor brought his humanity to the character even though he had these abhorrent views. He’s still a feeling, human being. He loved his wife even though he acted the way he did, and he loved his daughter. Those things come out. I don’t think anybody’s all good or all bad.

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