New Releases on DVD – September 2008

Baby Mama
A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate. Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Maura Tierney, Holland Taylor, Sigourney Weaver. Rated PG-13

The Counterfeiters
The Counterfeiters is the true story of the largest counterfeiting operation in history, set up by the Nazis in 1936. Awards: Oscar – Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. Language: German, English, Hebrew, Russian or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles. Cast: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Marie Bäumer, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin. Based on the book The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger. Rated: R

88 Minutes
A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI has only 88 minutes to live and must tie up all loose ends. Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, Deborah Kara Unger, Benjamin McKenzie, Neal McDonough. Rated R

A dishonest used car salesman turns his life around, after he is caught deceiving customers and must return their money. Cast: Alex Kendrick, Janet Lee Dapper, Tracy Goode, Walter Burnett, Treavor Lokey, Richie Hunnewell, Lisa Arnold, Rutha Harris, Steve Moore, Roger Breland. Not rated.

The Forbidden Kingdom
A discovery made by a kung fu-obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors. Cast: Collin Chou, Liu Yifei, Li Bing Bing, Michael Angarano, Jackie Chan. Rated PG-13

The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant
In 1788, Mary Bryant, a starving young Cornwall girl, is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay. When Mary initiates an escape, she embarks on an arduous four thousand-mile journey toward freedom in a tragic and triumphant story that would make her one of history’s most fascinating and courageous unsung heroines. Cast: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O’Laoughlin and Sam Neill. Rated R

The Love Guru
An American raised outside of his country by gurus returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. Cast: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Omid Djalili, Ben Kingsley. Rated PG-13

Made of Honor
A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison, Chris Messina, Richmond Arquette, Busy Philipps, Whitney Cummings, Emily Nelson, Kathleen Quinlan. Rated PG-13

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
When a governess loses her job, she is thrown into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer. Cast: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Cia`rn Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong. Based on the novel by Winifred Watson. Rated PG-13

The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. In French or English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop. Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Rated PG-13

Pope Dreams
A coming-of-age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, loss…and a set of drums. Cast: Julie Hagerty, Stephen Tobolowsky, Phillip Vaden, Marnette Patterson. Not rated.

Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation’s faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Laura Dern, John Hurt, Denis Leary, Bruce McGill, Tom Wilkinson. An HBO Production, Rated TV-MA.

Smart People
A widowed professor experiences both a new love and an unexpected visit from his adopted brother. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes. Rated R

Then She Found Me
A New York schoolteacher hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies, and her real one shows up. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth, Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Ben Shenkman. Based on the novel by Elinor Lipman.

What Happens in Vegas
After the wildest party night of their lives, strangers Jack and Joy wake up to discover that they got married. When Jack wins a three-million-dollar jackpot using Joy’s quarter, their hopes of a quick annulment end as each wants to keep the money. After a no-nonsense judge sentences them to six months of “hard marriage,” the pair go to outrageous lengths to try to cheat each other out of the money. Cast: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Corddry, Treat Williams, Dennis Miller. Rated PG-13