Movies starring Mary Steenburgen

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Brave One, The

The usual function of the "revenge flick" is to allow the viewer to vicariously experience the brutal pleasure of executing that "dish best served cold." It's a basic case of good versus evil, with the former striking back against the latter. The...

Run Time: 2:02
U.S. Release Date: 2007-09-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: THRILLER/DRAMA
Director: Neil Jordan
Cast: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveeen Andrews, ...
Philadelphia

Some will argue that a film, being essentially a means of entertainment, can do little to change a national consciousness. Others, citing the power of the medium, will claim that motion pictures possess this rare and extraordinary ability. These ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 1993-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, ...
My Family

My Family, the portrait of a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles, boasts a series of distinguished thematic antecedents, including Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and Zhang Yimou's To Live. Here, as in the 1972 gangster saga, t...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Gregory Nava
Cast: Jimmy Smits, Scott Bakula, Jacob Vargas, ...
Book Club

A romantic comedy – any romantic comedy regardless of the ages, genders, or races of the participants – has two primary goals: generate laughter and give viewers at least a moment of smile-inducing giddiness. It’s all about being uplifti...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2018-05-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Bill Holderman
Cast: Diane Keaton, Alicia Sliverstone, Ed Begley Jr., ...
Elf

Elf is being hailed in some quarters as the next great Christmas classic. The people making such a pronouncement must have seen a different cut of the movie than the one shown to me. Elf is a feather-light motion picture that embraces the Christm...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2003-11-07
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, ...
Walk in the Woods, A

A couple of old guys taking a walk on the Appalachian Trail - it doesn't sound like a winning motion picture formula and, as it turns out, it isn't. Like all road trip movies, the success (or lack thereof) of A Walk in the Woods relies heavil...

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Adventure
Director: Ken Kwapis
Cast: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, ...
Four Christmases

This is what happens when a successful indie documentary filmmaker gets sucked in by the Hollywood system. As one can guess from the number of writers involved in this project, Four Christmases is wildly uneven, veering from screwball comedy to wo...

Run Time: 1:22
U.S. Release Date: 2008-11-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, ...
Proposal, The

The Proposal is a standard-order, by-the-book romantic comedy that offers nothing remotely fresh or new while following a formula even neophytes know by heart. For some people, that's enough. All a certain segment of the audience wants from roman...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2009-06-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Brief Nudity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Anne Fletcher
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, ...
Last Vegas

A peek at the resumes of director Jon Turteltaub (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, National Treasure) and writer Dan Fogelman (Cars, Fred Claus) gives an indication that Last Vegas may not be headed for edgy, ground-breaking territory. Despite the presen...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2013-11-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, ...
Step Brothers

When did Will Ferrell stop being funny? It wasn't that long ago that this Saturday Night Live alum looked to be following in the footsteps of the likes of Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler but, somewhere along the way, Ferrell's train derailed. Now, on...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, ...