Tom (Jason Segel) and Violet (Emily Blunt) celebrate their impending nuptials with their families before Violet drops a bomb: She's been accepted at a program at the University of Michigan, and wants to move there and postpone their wedding day. Universal Pictures hide caption

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A 'Five-Year Engagement' Leaves A Bitter Taste

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Fellag, an Algerian comedian, plays the title character in the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, who steps in to teach a class of middle school students after tragedy has struck their classroom. Music Box Films hide caption

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In 'Monsieur Lazhar,' Grief Lingers In The Classroom

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Rachel Weisz plays the adulterous Lady Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea, turning in a performance as luminous as a Pre-Raphaelite portrait. /Music Box Films hide caption

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A Sublime, Impressionistic 'Deep Blue Sea'

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In The Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) volunteers to take her little sister's place in a killing ritual televised to the masses. Lionsgate hide caption

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Acting Trumps Action In A 'Games' Without Horror

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David Edelstein Reviews 'Casa De Mi Padre'

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In Friends With Kids, Jason (Adam Scott) and Julie (Jennifer Westfeldt) play two best friends who decide to have a baby together while keeping their relationship platonic — so that the baby doesn't interfere with their own romantic relationships. JoJo Whilden/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Friends With' Benefits From Its Complications

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The Once-ler (voiced by Ed Helms) and the Lorax (Danny DeVito) are surrounded by bar-ba-loots in Truffula Valley in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. Universal Pictures hide caption

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'The Lorax': A Campy And Whimsical Seussical

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Orange You Glad We Wound Up Here? George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) play an unemployed Manhattan couple who stumble into a hippie farming commune whose denizens include characters played by Justin Theroux and Alan Alda. Gemma La Mana/Universal PIctures hide caption

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'Wanderlust': A Zany Blast From The Communal Past

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Linda Cardellini plays a vet who returns from overseas with no way to make sense of where she was and what it meant in director Liza Johnson's new drama Return. Dada Films hide caption

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A Veteran's 'Return' To The Front Lines Of Home

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Mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano stars as Mallory Kane, a highly trained covert operative, in a twisty, tautly wrought thriller. Claudette Barius/Relativity Media hide caption

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'Safe House,' 'Haywire': Watch Them Back To Back

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Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) and Helen (Mia Wasikowska) go on a series of awkward dates in Albert Nobbs, a film based on a 1918 George Moore story. Patrick Redmond/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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In 'Albert Nobbs,' Glenn Close Does More Than Pass

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Bare-Knuckle Politics: The battle-hardened Roman general Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes) runs for office at the urging of his mother (Vanessa Redgrave) — but it turns out he's no booster of majority rule. Larry D. Horricks/The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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'Coriolanus': A People's Hero Turns On His Own

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Meryl Streep (center) stars as Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd's biopic about the former prime minister of the United Kingdom. The Weinstein Co. hide caption

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An 'Iron Lady' Fully Inhabited By Meryl Streep

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A year after his father's death in the World Trade Center, 11-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) sets out on a citywide scavenger hunt to find a missing lock that he hopes will reveal a message from his dad. Francois Duhamel/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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'Extremely Loud' And Incredibly Manipulative

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force go to great heights to combat the threat of a nuclear confrontation in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Paramount Pictures hide caption

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An 'Impossible' Mission Full Of Fun And Wonder

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