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Meg Ryan - Meg Ryan spotted in Soho wearing sunglasses - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 3rd May 2014

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Meg Ryan - Meg Ryan out and about in West Hollywood on Christmas Eve - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 24th December 2013

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Meg Ryan, Daisy Ryan and Daisy True - Meg Ryan and her daughter Daisy True wrapped up warm while out and about walking in Soho - New York City, United States - Sunday 10th November 2013

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John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan - John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan holding hands while out for a stroll in Manhattan - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 24th June 2013

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Meg Ryan - Premiere of 'Lucky Guy' at the Broadhurst Theatre -Arrivals - New York City, United States - Monday 1st April 2013

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp - Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Friday 7th September 2012 shopping together in Soho

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Meg Ryan Tuesday 10th July 2012 Meg Ryan is seen hailing a cab in Soho, Manhattan

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Meg Ryan Thursday 19th April 2012 attending the Equality Now 20th Anniversary Fundraiser at the Asia Society

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John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan - John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan (in background) Los Angeles, California - Meg Ryan leaving RRL boutique in West Hollywood after shopping with her boyfriend Monday 4th April 2011

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John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan - Rumoured couple John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan New York City, USA - visit the Whitney Museum of American Art Wednesday 5th January 2011

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Meg Ryan Monday 27th September 2010 arrives to the 2010-11 season opening night performance of 'Das Rheingold' at The Metropolitan Opera House New York City, USA

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Meg Ryan - Meg Ryan and her daughter Daisy True New Work City, USA - shop in SoHo Saturday 11th September 2010

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Lawrence Bender and Meg Ryan - Lawrence Bender and Meg Ryan Tuesday 18th May 2010 at Cannes Film Festival Cannes, France

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The Women (2008) Review


Terrible
Longtime Murphy Brown scribe Diane English dips her toes into bigger waters as she attempts to remake The Women, George Cukor's 1939 comedy classic that saw housewives Norma Shearer and Rosalind Russell face off against shopgirl/mistress Joan Crawford. In English's estrogen-enhanced retooling, it is now Meg Ryan and Annette Bening, career girls flanked by lesbian Jada Pinkett-Smith and mommy Debra Messing, up against husband-baiting "spritz girl" Eva Mendes. Unfair and useless comparisons between the legendary Cukor and newbie English aside, this movie had me for a solid ten minutes before I was considering throwing myself head-first into a tank of Venezuelan red-bellied piranhas.

Like Cukor's film, English's effort boasts an all-female cast that ranges from raging, single Manhattanites to pot-smoking, transplanted Angelenos to Connecticut-rich ladies who lunch. The latter would be Mary Haines (Ryan), a fashion designer who gets the axe from her father after expecting him to hand over the keys to the castle. Before Mary even finds out, her best friend Sylvia (Bening) receives drive-by gossip about Mary's husband's affair with a counter girl at Saks named (appropriately) Crystal (Mendes). Mary's mother (Candice Bergen) expected it, and her lesbian friend Alex (Pinkett-Smith) wants to convert her. Needless to say, she finds her way through the fog of familial uprooting and finds herself a better mother, friend, and daughter for it.

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In The Land Of Women Review


Weak
Should you visit the fictional land of women writer-director Jonathan Kasdan -- the second movie-directing son of Big Chill director Lawrence Kasdan -- has imagined?

That depends. Do you go to the movies to escape your own problems or do you pay to absorb the dour hardships of others? Land offers a near-two-hour marathon of phony soul-searching by suburban caricatures set to a grating soundtrack of the latest Starbucks-approved pop songs. Interested parties, the ticket line forms to the left.

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Anastasia (1997) Review


Good
20th Century Fox tried to break the Disney stranglehold on kiddie animation with a retelling of the tragic story of Anastasia, the lost daughter of the Russian czar who some believed survived the family's assassination. I'm not sure there was this much singing in Mother Russia, but the film isn't overly wretched. Still, the Disney formula is aped to perfection here, even spawning a solo career for singing bat Bartok, in Bartok the Magnificent. Protect your children.

Anastasia (1997) Review


Good
20th Century Fox tried to break the Disney stranglehold on kiddie animation with a retelling of the tragic story of Anastasia, the lost daughter of the Russian czar who some believed survived the family's assassination. I'm not sure there was this much singing in Mother Russia, but the film isn't overly wretched. Still, the Disney formula is aped to perfection here, even spawning a solo career for singing bat Bartok, in Bartok the Magnificent. Protect your children.

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The Doors Review


Very Good
I figure most of us thought The Doors was plenty of movie at 138 minutes. Little did we realize that one of Oliver Stone's least favorably received movies would call for a two-disc DVD set with 43 minutes of deleted scenes, numerous documentary extras, and a feature length commentary track from Stone.

And yet here it is.

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In The Cut Review


Terrible
Congratulations to In the Cut, currently the worst film of 2003. Mandy Moore and the producers responsible for the equally atrocious How to Deal, can breathe a sigh of relief, for they used to stand atop the trash heap but no longer bear the burden. People, I sit through these films so you don't have to. Spare yourself and avoid Cut.

What, now you want to know why it's so bad? Where to begin? A heaping slop of half-thoughts, Cut exists so squeaky-clean Meg Ryan, trapped in a career spiral, can play against type with meager results. It begins with women turning up dead in a grimy lower Manhattan neighborhood. Assorted clues point Detective James Malloy (Mark Ruffalo) to the door of disheveled English professor Frannie Avery (Ryan), who happened to be in a local bar the night a fellow patron turned up dead.

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Addicted To Love Review


Very Good
The idea of a "revenge comedy" naturally appeals to my dark side, and I've always been a Matthew Broderick fan -- so what could keep me from getting out to this little film? Not much. Not the fact that the first act feels like it was put together while the writer was under anesthetic. Not the fact that the film's editing is better described as butchery. Not the fact that Broderick as a hick astronomer is a bit far-fetched. Not the fact that Kelly Preston is an unbelievable bore to watch.

No, none of this could keep me from laughing at the hysterics of Broderick and Meg Ryan trying to win back and irrevocably destroy their respective lovers. While Addicted to Love has more gaping plot holes than you can shake a stick at, it's still awfully funny when it wants to be, largely carried on the shoulders of Broderick's natural charm and a cast of thousands (of roaches). And Meg Ryan ain't bad, either.

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Against The Ropes Review


Weak
It's pretty rare that a movie's title describes the experience of viewing it. Against the Ropes is that uncommon example: You're on the losing end from the opening bell.

Scheduled to open last year, Against the Ropes is inspired by the life of boxing promoter Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan). When we first meet Kallen, her career is going nowhere. She's stuck working for a Cleveland arena executive, who treats her like a nicer version of Kevin Spacey in Swimming with Sharks.

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Courage Under Fire Review


OK
The so-called Gulf War is the only war in which America was involved that, due to my age, I can personally remember. I saw it on CNN like everyone else, listening to the death toll of Iraqis climb into the 100,000 range, while U.S. casualties stayed around 300 -- half of whom were killed by accidents or friendly fire. The idea of a Gulf "War" will always be kind of silly to me, because the word "war" implies two sides fighting each other. The Gulf War was the wholesale slaughter of Iraqis by U.S. troops.

I'm not saying the Gulf War was a bad, or unjust, operation. It's more of a joke than anything else, and that's why when a film comes out attempting to glamorize the war and make heroes out of fictional soldiers and fictional events, I greet it with a bit of skepticism. Courage Under Fire (just out on DVD) is the first real Gulf War movie. It probably won't be the last.

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Lost Souls Review


Bad
It looks like Winona Ryder gets two strikes in a row in 2000, as the long-delayed Lost Souls emerges as one of the worst duds of the year. How bad can it be? Well, the only moments of terror in this ostensible horror flick are brought about by the appearance of the words "Producer: Meg Ryan," giving you chills in a way that only those words can.

Hopefully the last in a line of man vs. devil movies let loose by Y2K hysteria coupled with the success of The Sixth Sense (which wisely steered clear of religious metaphors altogether), Lost Souls actually ranks below End of Days and just about ties the pitiful Bless the Child for sheer badness.

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French Kiss Review


Very Good
Now this is the way a romantic comedy should be made.

Redeeming the genre from last week's dismal While You Were Sleeping, Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline manage to deliver hilarious and surprisingly touching performances in French Kiss. Ryan plays Kate, a seriously neurotic woman who takes the phrase "obsessive-compulsive" to new lows. Charlie (Timothy Hutton) is Kate's fiancee, an up-and-coming doctor who, when Kate is too afraid to board the airplane, takes a week-long business trip to Paris alone.

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Searching For Debra Winger Review


Good
It's either sad or interesting or -- something -- when the only man in a movie is Roger Ebert. Rosanna Arquette, tired of hearing that old aphorism that there are no good parts for women in Hollywood, takes up a video camera and records interviews with some three dozen actresses at various ages. (The title invokes Debra Winger's recent retirement and reclusiveness -- though since this film she returned to the cinema.)

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Hurlyburly Review


Bad
Blah blah blah! The drug addicts and freakazoids of Hurlyburly talk a lot but have surprisingly little to say. What wants to be a black comedy and clever character drama is actually a poorly-acted exercise in extreme tedium. Yawn. Totally unbelievable dialogue and broadly drawn characters leave little to recommend.

Sleepless In Seattle Review


OK
When Harry Met Sally... was a minor cultural milestone when it came out in 1989 -- it was the first movie in almost a decade to present marriage in a favorable light. (The 1980s were the decade in which feminism gained a chokehold on the values of Hollywood.) It was a major artistic triumph as well as a commercial success, and it woke a sleeping giant: the old-fashioned romantic comedy.

Unfortunately, there have been many, many successors since 1989, and most of them don't have as much right to exist. Sleepless in Seattle was one of the first and most obvious. It reteamed cute, perky actress Meg Ryan with writer/director Nora Ephron and even included some of the more annoying aspects of When Harry Met Sally... -- the plot coincidences, the unappealing friends, etc.

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When Harry Met Sally... Review


Excellent
It was the 80s, the time when acid washed jeans went, the Ephrons could turn out a decent script, Rob Reiner could direct something worth watching, and Billy Crystal hadn't succumbed to the sequel curse. And Meg Ryan? Well, Meg Ryan's still pretty much Meg Ryan: sickeningly Top 40, an actress who seemingly lives in fear of picking a role that could be too controversial (never mind her recent marital scuffle).

When Harry Met Sally... closed out a decade fondly remembered by Grosse Pointe Blank and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and darkly satirized by Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. It's a romantic comedy that has spawned a plethora of knockoffs so terrifying that, like its counterparts in all other genres, it may have been better if the script were never penned, if only to save us from the aftermath. But still, we have to give When Harry Met Sally... credit for what it did: Make one of the few romance films that bears any kind of truth without also being a dark comedy.

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In The Cut Review


Weak

Using the sentimental ditty "Que Sera Sera" to eye-rolling effect as an ironic theme for a victim-protagonist with dangerously poor romantic judgment, Jane Campion's erotic thriller/murder mystery "In the Cut" proves to be neither erotic (who would want to sleep with a creepy cop who always wears a deceitful grimace?) nor thrilling, but merely baleful and unpleasant.

Adapted from Susanna Moore's 1995 novel in a collaboration between author and director, the film stars Meg Ryan -- in a welcome, commanding departure from her screen-sweetheart career trap -- as an emotionally wary creative writing teacher at a Lower Manhattan high school who becomes the unwitting center of gravity in a series of gruesome dismemberment murders of young women.

But the plot turns on her psychologically reckless relationship with Mark Ruffalo ("You Can Count On Me"), the pushy, callously manipulative lead detective on the case, with whom she falls into bed even though she's suspects he may be the killer, having seen a man bearing his distinctive three-of-spades tattoo embroiled with the first victim in the shadows of a local dive shortly before her death.

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Against The Ropes Review


Weak

Famous female boxing manager Jackie Kallen's real life is quite a good story about perseverance and tenacity in the toughest and nastiest of men's worlds.

Kallen was once a journalist who early in her career talked the Rolling Stones into coming to her mom's house for dinner and an interview, and whose dogged single-mindedness landed her a 1976 exclusive with notoriously press-shy Detroit pitcher Mark "the Bird" Fidrych. But writing a story on boxer Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns led her to change careers, becoming a publicist and then a manager for several up-and-coming fighters in the 1980s -- a choice that was met with a lot of resistance in the sport. In fact, she got a cornerman's license because she wasn't being allowed in the ring with her clients. And she did all this while raising two daughters.

But the real Jackie Kallen has very little to do with "Against the Ropes," a grossly over-fictionalized biopic starring Meg Ryan as a frisky, charmingly trashy, tough-cookie version of Kallen who has a soundtrack of perky flutes and violins lending girl-power twinkle to everything she does -- and sucking all the sports credibility out of the movie.

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Kate & Leopold Review


Weak

As terminally precious as any Meg Ryan vehicle, the time-travel romantic comedy "Kate and Leopold" might warm the easy heart, but it will most certainly numb the brain.

Ryan is talented but seemingly trapped by her demographic appeal in a perpetual loop of cutesy-poo chick flicks. It's something of an ironic joke that this time out the actress plays a market researcher who is introduced while rolling her eyes in the back of a movie theater during a test screening of an appallingly sappy romance.

A flustered Manhattan career gal whose love life frustration is amusingly amplified by her amateur inventor ex-boyfriend (Leiv Schreiber) living in the apartment above hers, Kate McKay (Ryan) has lost all patience with the ex when he excitedly claims to have discovered a portal into the 19th Century -- and returned with his great-great-grandfather in tow. Stuart (Schreiber) then introduces the handsome, princely, mister fancy-pants as Leopold, the third Duke of Albany (Hugh Jackman), and Kate doesn't believe a word of it.

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Proof Of Life Review


Good

Put out of your head the truly awful trailers and the even worse TV commercials that make "Proof of Life" look like some kind of action-amour hybrid. Forget all the rumors about an ill-advised romantic subplot in the movie (there isn't one) and on the set (no comment!). Thanks to the solid work of journeyman director Taylor Hackford, "Proof" is a bona fide Third World thriller that deserves to be seen without all the prejudicial baggage and BS that has swirled around the movie for the last few months.

Fresh from becoming a bankable star thanks to "Gladiator," Russell Crowe stars as a desensitized yet sympathetic kidnap-and-rescue specialist ("KNR" in the trade jargon) dispatched to an unnamed Central American country to negotiate for the return of an American hydroelectric engineer (David Morse). The man has been abducted by drug-running rebels looking to score a big ransom from his oil conglomerate employer.

Meg Ryan plays Morse's distraught wife who grows to trust this brusque KNR man just as the oil company tries to weasel out of its responsibility, dismissing Crowe's high-rent expert and bringing in a crooked, inexperienced local yokel instead.

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Hanging Up Review


Good

Screenwriter Nora Ephron is the empress of cutesy-poo, yuppie chick flicks ("Sleepless In Seattle," "You've Got Mail"), so I was pretty sure of what I was getting into with "Hanging Up," her latest molded-for-Meg Ryan vehicle.

I went into this estrogen-laced bonding fable -- featuring Ryan, Diane Keaton and Lisa Kudrow as three perfectly coifed, unconsciously competitive sisters -- braced for chronic cuteness and saccharine sentimentality.

What I got was a strongly (if predictably) acted, emotionally sincere and enjoyably capricious comedy-drama about the sibling rivalry and responsibility that follow us into adulthood. A story which rings so true I defy any set of sisters to see it together without glancing sideways half a dozen times and laughing "That's you!"

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Meg Ryan

Date of birth

19th November, 1961

Occupation

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Sex

Female

Height

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Top Gun Trailer

Top Gun Trailer

Maverick is a reckless but extremely skilled fighter pilot whose father died after his plane...

The Women (2008) Movie Review

The Women (2008) Movie Review

Longtime Murphy Brown scribe Diane English dips her toes into bigger waters as she attempts...

My Mom's New Boyfriend Movie Review

My Mom's New Boyfriend Movie Review

Grown-up son living at home becomes angry and frustrated when his mom brings a new...

The Women Trailer

The Women Trailer

Watch the trailer for Women The Women is led by an all-star cast, it's about...

In the Land of Women Movie Review

In the Land of Women Movie Review

Should you visit the fictional land of women writer-director Jonathan Kasdan -- the second movie-directing...

The Doors Movie Review

The Doors Movie Review

I figure most of us thought The Doors was plenty of movie at 138 minutes....

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The Doors Movie Review

The Doors Movie Review

I figure most of us thought The Doors was plenty of movie at 138 minutes....

Hanging Up Movie Review

Hanging Up Movie Review

There's just something really screwy about a family like the Ephrons.A pair of sisters (Nora...

Kate & Leopold Movie Review

Kate & Leopold Movie Review

At first glance, Kate & Leopold appears to be a fairly run-of-the-mill romantic fantasy....

In the Cut Movie Review

In the Cut Movie Review

Congratulations to In the Cut, currently the worst film of 2003. Mandy Moore and the...

Proof of Life Movie Review

Proof of Life Movie Review

Good films are hard to find these days. Great films are beyond rare....

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