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Kathleen Turner - Shots from the red carpet as the stars arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of "Dumb And Dumber To" at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014

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Kathleen Turner - Kathleen Turner outside the ITV studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th April 2014

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Kathleen Turner - The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 13th April 2013

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Kathleen Turner - Olivier Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th April 2014

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Kathleen Turner - The Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th April 2014

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Kathleen Turner - Bridgehampton Polo Club 17th Season - Bridgehampton, New York, United States - Sunday 21st July 2013

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Kathleen Turner - The National High School Musical Theater Jimmy Awards held at the Minskoff Theatre - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Monday 1st July 2013

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Kathleen Turner - ANN Opening night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 7th March 2013

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Kathleen Turner - Premiere of 'Really, Really' at the Manhattan Class Company Theater - New York City, NY, United States - Tuesday 19th February 2013

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Kathleen Turner and Central Park Monday 18th June 2012 50th Anniversary Gala to Honour Al Pacino held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Manhattan - Arrivals

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Marley & Me Review


Bad
Animal films are critical landmines. Step wrong, opinion-wise, and readers will accuse you of being everything from heartless and insensitive to PETA's public enemy number one. Clearly, Old Yeller and other four-footed tearjerkers have made canines the noblest of our beloved domesticated friends. After topping the bestseller's list with his autobiographical memoir Marley and Me, journalist John Grogan is seeing his tale of the world's worst pooch finally make it to the big screen -- and it's time to get out the tar and feathers. Instead of being uplifting and heartwarming, this excruciating effort is 90 minutes of mediocrity followed by 10 minutes of the most manipulative, mean-spirited pap ever put into a movie made for families.

When they get married, reporters John Grogan (Owen Wilson) and his new bride Jenny (Jennifer Aniston) picture themselves setting the Fourth Estate on fire. Eventually, they end up in South Florida where she handles hot button political and social stories. He, on the other hand, is relegated to writing about building fires and lame local oddities. When his sourpuss editor (Alan Arkin) offers him a column, John is unsure what to do. Taking inspiration from the new dog named Marley he just adopted, our scribe is soon scribbling stories about how this cute-as-a-button Labrador retriever is evil incarnate. Labeled "the world's worst dog," Marley lives up to the title. Even as the Grogans grow older and raise a family, they still don't know what to do with their destructive hound from Hell.

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The Accidental Tourist Review


Very Good
I hate to travel. And so it's with some level of empathy that I relate to William Hurt's titular character in The Accidental Tourist. The author of travel guide books for people who dislike travel, Hurt's Macon Leary doesn't like much of anything (he avoids the movies because they make everything look to "close up").

After the death of a child and the departure of his wife (Kathleen Turner), Leary's funk seems unstoppable. Enter Muriel (Geena Davis), who starts out training Leary's dog and eventually moves on to training Leary, too. Their unlikely romance comprises the bulk of the movie, as Leary slowly learns how to love through the ministrations of the exceedingly quirky Muriel.

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Romancing The Stone Review


Excellent
1984 was hardly an Orwellian year when it came to the movies. What was tops at the box office? Big, gaudy, genre-blending Hollywood stuff like Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, and Gremlins. #7 on that list, with $75 million in the bank, was Romancing the Stone, a movie that inspired dozens of imitators as it launched a genre of films about reluctant heroines who get caught up in grand adventures: A romance novel come to life (and in fact, Kathleen Turner's character, Joan Wilder, is actually a romance novelist in the film). Everything from Bridget Jones's Diary to Pretty Woman owes a debt to Stone.

On the surface this film doesn't look like it should have been the massive hit that it was: Michael Douglas was best known as a producer and bit player, Turner had starred in only one film of note (Body Heat), and screenwriter Diane Thomas was just a wannabe working in a diner. Douglas hired Robert Zemeckis, a guy who hadn't worked in four years and had never had a hit, to direct the film. This thing wasn't going to be a success.

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Serial Mom Review


Excellent
In famous words: they don't make em like they used to.

When they used to make serial killer movies, the serial killers were guys. When they used to make serial killer movies, the serial killers used an axe or a chainsaw. When they used to make serial killer movies, the serial killers weren't happily married with children.

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Naked In New York Review


Excellent
Earnest and cute, this essential '90s rom-com has Eric Stoltz going gaga over an enchanting Mary-Louise Parker, here in perhaps the least cynical role of her career. The story borders on irrelevance: They're New Yorkers who dabble in the theater, quickly hook up, then question whether they are truly meant for each other. It's all told in flashback as Stoltz drives his car en route to... where? Like I said, very cute, but some may find it cloying.

The Virgin Suicides Review


Very Good
The Virgin Suicides is a dark comedy that embodies some twisted views on suburban family life and the true lack innocence of adolescence. First-time writer and director Sofia Coppola, daughter of Godfather creator Francis Ford Coppola, proves to us that she's not really an actress (see The Godfather Part III), but that she does have the family knack for provocative movie directing. The movie is based upon Jeffrey Eugenides' novel, The Virgin Suicides, a detective story about five sisters who mysteriously commit suicide and the investigation by four neighborhood boys who had fallen in love with them. Coppola, however, transforms the movie into her own allegory of five adolescent girls who suffer from ruthlessly suppressed lives, their desperate plea for self-expression, and the tragedy that besets their wretched existence.

Set in the mid-seventies, the plot follows the Lisbon family, with James Woods, a physics teacher at the local high school, as the scatter brained father, and Kathleen Turner as the uncommonly strict mother. Their five daughters are beautiful, naturally blonde, and the desire of every boy in the neighborhood. When the youngest, Cecilia, mysteriously attempts suicide, psychiatrist Danny DeVito recommends that she be allowed to interact more socially, especially with boys. So the Lisbon girls are introduced to the boys of the neighborhood, who have already been watching the girls from afar through half-opened window shades, binoculars, and telescopes. At a party in Cecilia's honor, the boys witness a tragedy that shocks them out of their wits. As a result, the Lisbons fall into a deep suppression shutting out the rest of the world by retreating into their own inner sanctum. It appears they will never recover until Trip Fontaine (Josh Hartnett), the high school heartthrob, pursues the unattainable Lux (Kirsten Dunst). He attempts to ask her to the prom, but the only way her mother will allow him to take Lux is if all the girls go together. For the first time, the girls will venture out of the home to interact socially in an environment other than school.

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The Accidental Tourist Review


Very Good
I hate to travel. And so it's with some level of empathy that I relate to William Hurt's titular character in The Accidental Tourist. The author of travel guide books for people who dislike travel, Hurt's Macon Leary doesn't like much of anything (he avoids the movies because they make everything look to "close up").

After the death of a child and the departure of his wife (Kathleen Turner), Leary's funk seems unstoppable. Enter Muriel (Geena Davis), who starts out training Leary's dog and eventually moves on to training Leary, too. Their unlikely romance comprises the bulk of the movie, as Leary slowly learns how to love through the ministrations of the exceedingly quirky Muriel.

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Beautiful Review


Very Good
Few things simultaneously sicken and seduce the feminist spirit in quite as thorough a way as an American beauty pageant. Now an inextricable fixture on our cultural landscape, the pageant defines, glorifies, and objectifies Woman as a prescription for all time. An evening spent watching the Miss America proceedings on TV is like a psychosexual time warp, dragging us back to a kinder, simpler time when the female of the species need not worry itself over difficult issues like voting or wearing shoes. So it was not without a sense of irony that I walked down the cinema for a screening Sally Field's Beautiful.

Irony is the central force of Field's representative pageantry, and in the tradition of Drop Dead Gorgeous, it is no disappointment. But this is also a human story, about women in search of identity and belonging.

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Baby Geniuses Review


Terrible
Is it possible for a movie to be insulting from beginning to end, without pause at all along the way? As it turns out, yes indeed! Baby Geniuses, widely hailed as one of the worst movies of the 1990s, if not one of the worst of all time, would be completely forgettable if it weren't so deeply disturbing. Medical experimentation on human babies, now there's a movie idea for ya! And adopting Babe-like morphing to make these babies appear to speak is just plain wrong.

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Beautiful Review


Terrible

"Beautiful" is such a sappy, pandering, overly sincere, paint-by-numbers feel-good movie it's almost a surprise Robin Williams doesn't play its central character, an absurdly determined wannabe beauty queen.

OK, so Robin Williams is far too hairy to pass as a beauty contestant and he isn't even female. But that's never stopped him before.

Instead it's Minnie Driver who swallows her pride for the role of this repellantly shallow and insecure outcast from a broken white-trash home, who takes 15 years to learn a trite Sunday school lesson about how there are more important things in life than being pretty.

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Baby Geniuses Review


Zero

"Baby Geniuses" doesn't waste any time gettingstupid. The first scene is a bunch of bozo Orwellian security guards beingkarate-chopped to a pulp by a brainiac toddler who is trying to escapethe lab of an evil scientist.

The evil scientist is Christopher Lloyd, forever lit frombelow to make his worn-out elastic face look sinister. His evil boss isan Ivana-ized Kathleen Turner, in what has to be the most embarrassingrole of her tail-spinning career, as the scenery-chewing CEO of Baby Co.,a kiddie product conglomerate that is secretly experimenting on babiesto discover if they know the secrets of the universe.

Don't ask.

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Kathleen Turner

Date of birth

19th June, 1954

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.73


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Kathleen Turner Movies

Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review

Dumb and Dumber To Movie Review

Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original,...

Dumb And Dumber To Trailer

Dumb And Dumber To Trailer

After getting held hostage and nearly killed in 'Dumb and Dumber', the only trauma Lloyd...

Marley & Me Movie Review

Marley & Me Movie Review

Animal films are critical landmines. Step wrong, opinion-wise, and readers will accuse you of being...

The Virgin Suicides Movie Review

The Virgin Suicides Movie Review

The Virgin Suicides is a dark comedy that embodies some twisted views on suburban family...

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Romancing the Stone Movie Review

Romancing the Stone Movie Review

1984 was hardly an Orwellian year when it came to the movies. What was tops...

The Virgin Suicides Movie Review

The Virgin Suicides Movie Review

The Virgin Suicides is a dark comedy that embodies some twisted views on suburban family...

Beautiful Movie Review

Beautiful Movie Review

Few things simultaneously sicken and seduce the feminist spirit in quite as thorough a way...

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