Movies starring Chris Messina

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Away We Go

It may be fair to consider Away We Go as Sam Mendes' penance for Revolutionary Road. The director's late-2008 Winslet/DiCaprio reunion was an immersion in bile - an acidic trip underneath the placid exterior of mid-20th century suburbia to a rot t...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: John Krasinski, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina, ...
Birds of Prey

It’s hard to imagine that something as vapid and chaotic as Birds of Prey (full title: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) transpires in the same “universe” (the DCEU) as Joker. With its John Wick-inspire...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2020-02-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Cathy Yan
Cast: Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Rosie Perez, ...
Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever wants to be marketed as an "anti-romantic comedy," but, despite its somewhat unconventional storyline, it's very much about what draws people together into relationships and what pulls them apart. It explores the reality o...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2012-08-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Ari Graynor, ...
Devil

The underlying premise of Devil is the kind of thing Alfred Hitchcock could have used to develop a tightly-wound, pulse-pounding suspense movie. Unfortunately, Hitchcock is dead and the two men shepherding Devil through its production are not near...

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2010-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER/HORROR
Director: John Erick Dowdle
Cast: Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Jenny O'Hara, ...
Julie & Julia

When I was three years old and my playmates were happily watching Sesame Street and cartoons, I would sit in front of the television and gaze at the force of nature that was Julia Child (I also liked Graham Kerr, The Galloping Gourmet). Her larger...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2009-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Nora Ephron
Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, ...
Live by Night

The connection between actor/director/writer Ben Affleck and author Dennis Lehane goes back nearly a decade. In 2007, Affleck made his directorial debut by adapting Lehane’s Gone Baby Gone for the screen. It was a high-water mark in both of the...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Zoe Saldana, ...
Ruby Sparks

After watching Ruby Sparks, I asked myself a question: Did I enjoy it as much as I did because it brings such a breezy perspective to a tired genre or because it offers a unique point-of-view of creativity and the writing process? I'm not sure Ruby...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, ...
She Dies Tomorrow

She Dies Tomorrow belongs to a film category that is sometimes referred to as “existential horror,” which prioritizes atmosphere over characters and narrative and a creeping sense of dread over more tangible, jump-in-your-seat scares. Ther...

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-12-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Disturbing Images, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Horror
Director: Amy Seimetz
Cast: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Chris Messina, ...
Towelhead

Towelhead is a victim of the economics of movie-making. Despite being a critical success at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival (where is played under the name of Nothing Is Private), Towelhead has languished on shelves for a full year. With Warner Br...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2008-09-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Alan Ball
Cast: Summer Bishil, Chris Messina, Maria Bello, ...
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

There was hope in 2005 that Woody Allen had re-discovered his groove with the release of Match Point. Since then, however, he has slipped back into the sinkhole of mediocrity that kept him from greatness throughout most of the '90s and '00s. Unfo...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Javier Bardem, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, ...