Sundance Movie Preview

Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Fiennes, Against The Current, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Photo: Lisa Carville

Sundance Movie Preview

01 of 07

Motherhood

Uma Thurman, Motherhood, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Jo Jo Whilden

Eliza Welch (Uma Thurman) is a frazzled, multitasking mom trying to balance her role as a wife and mother with her dreams of becoming a writer. In the day-in-the-life movie, Eliza struggles to pull together her daughter's sixth birthday party, contemplates an extra-marital fling and seizes upon the career opportunity of a lifetime.

02 of 07

Spread

Ashton Jutcher, Spread, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Dale Robinette

Nicki (Ashton Kutcher) is a lothario on the make in Los Angeles. In his attempt to sleep his way to money and privilige, he courts women like high-powered attorney Samantha (Anne Heche), but his plans are jeopardized when he falls for a waitress who is playing the same game.

03 of 07

Adventureland

Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Adventureland, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Abbot Genser/Courtesy of Miramax Films

James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) can't wait to embark on a post-college tour of Europe. When his parents announce they can no longer subsidize his trip, he has little choice but to take a thankless job at a local amusement park. What should be his worst summer ever turns into the adventure-including finding love with co-worker Em (Kristen Stewart)-of a lifetime.

04 of 07

Lymelife

Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, Lymelife, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
John Clifford

Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin) is a typical 15-year-old boy growing up in late-1970s Long Island. Bartlett fends off bullies at high school, fixates on his longtime crush Adrianna Bragg (Emma Roberts) and deals with his parents' dysfunctional relationship, all against the backdrop of a Lyme disease outbreak.

05 of 07

Brooklyn's Finest

Ethan Hawke, Brooklyn's Finest, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Phil Caruso

Sal (Ethan Hawke) is a detective tempted by greed and corruption, Eddie (Richard Gere) has lost his loyalty to the police force and Tango (Don Cheadle) is forced to choose between friendship and his duty as an undercover cop. Fate brings the three together during a bust in a Brooklyn housing project.

06 of 07

Arlen Faber

Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham, Arlen Faber, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
John Baer

Reclusive author Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) is about to mark the 20th anniversary of penning, "Me and God," a book that has redefined spirituality for an entire generation. His life collides with Elizabeth (Lauren Graham), a single mom raising her seven-year-old son, who is hopeful that Arlen has answers for her. But the truth is, he hasn't got a clue.

07 of 07

Against The Current

Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Fiennes, Against The Current, Sundance Movie Preview, 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Lisa Carville

Against the Current

is the story of Paul Thompson, (Joseph Fiennes), a man who sets out to swim the entire length of the Hudson River-all 150 miles. Riding beside him in a boat is his best friend since childhood (Justin Kirk) and a teacher (Elizabeth Reaser) with nothing better to do during her summer break. Together they embark upon an unusual road trip, a three-week adventure down the Hudson, but their journey soon takes a troubling turn when its revealed that there is more to this trip than originally thought.

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