Underrated Movie #284 ~ Modern Romance

Modern Romance
Writer-director Albert Brooks offers his take on “modern” romance (80’s style), following the efforts of hopeless neurotic Robert Cole (Brooks) to find and keep a woman’s love — particularly when he alternately woos and discards bank executive Mary Harvard (Kathryn Harrold). Kathryn may be the most patient girlfriend in the world, which could make her his perfect match. But will Robert make up his mind before it’s too late? (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #283 ~ View from the Top

View From the Top
A small-town girl’s dreams of becoming a flight attendant hit some turbulence when she encounters a catty colleague, a frisky pilot and a crazy instructor. Fortunately, she has an “experienced” friend who shows her the ropes. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. No, this isn’t The Shawshank Redemption, and it’s not going to change your life. But it doesn’t deserve the 5.1 rating it has on IMDb. Thus, it’s underrated. And Mike Myers is hilarious.
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Underrated Movie #282 ~ Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
A sheik with a love for the sport hopes to introduce fly-fishing to the Middle East and turns to uptight fisheries expert Fred Jones for help. Buoyed by the sheik’s enthusiasm (and his comely English aide), Fred sets out to achieve the impossible. My Rating: 4.25 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #270 ~ Return To Me

Return To Me

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In this engaging tale, a Chicago architect donates his wife’s heart after she’s tragically killed in an accident. A year later, he falls in love with a plucky waitress, only to learn that she’s the woman who received the heart. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #243 ~ Plain Clothes

Plain Clothes

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When his brother is accused of murdering a high school teacher, undercover cop Nick Dunbar (Arliss Howard) tries to clear his sibling’s name by posing as a student to investigate the killing, but he finds himself sucked into a vortex of teen angst. Dunbar is sidetracked by bullies, love triangles and a power-mad principal (Robert Stack) as he tries to hone in on the true culprit in this quirky comedy from director Martha Coolidge. (Netflix) This movie is completely ridiculous… but hey, it’s fun. Written by Scott Frank (Minority Report, The Lookout). My Rating: 3.75 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #241 ~ The Aviary

The Aviary

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The life of flight attendant Summer Pozzi (Lara Phillips) hits some turbulence when she’s suddenly transferred to San Francisco, far away from her family and her boyfriend. There, she rebuilds her life and woos handsome Capt. Julian (Josh Randall). Michael Gilio, Claire Rankin and Rachel Luttrell co-star as Summer’s nutty new roommates in this high-flying indie comedy co-written by former flight attendant Silver Tree. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #238 ~ Being Julia

Being Julia

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Estranged from her son, willfully ignorant of her husband’s philandering and aware that her youth and beauty are fading, aging actress Julia Lambert (Annette Bening, who earned an Oscar nomination) is in search of a way to regain the spark of passion. And that passion may lie in the smoldering attentions of a much-younger admirer (Shaun Evans) who might not be able to stay faithful to her. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #235 ~ 10 Years

10 Years

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When a group of friends reunites during their 10th high school reunion, they ponder old dreams and forge new connections. At the center of the crowd is Jake. Planning to propose to his girlfriend, he’s thrown for a loop when his old flame appears. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #233 ~ Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

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A team of journalists are dispatched to find out who’s behind a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel, with payment on return. After tracking down their oddball prey, the team has to decide how best to approach their subject. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.75 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #220 ~ Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

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A speaking engagement brings 35-year-old Jesse back to his college alma mater, where he’s blindsided by nostalgia and a plucky sophomore named Zibby. Newly single and unfulfilled by his job, Jesse finds Zibby pulling him out of his doldrums. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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