Movies starring Zooey Deschanel

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Our Idiot Brother

Lately, comedies seem to come in two flavors: profane raunch-fests that seek to garner laughs via shock tactics and big-screen sit-coms. Despite Zooey Deschanel's repeated utterance of the word "fuck" and a dud of a threesome, Our Idiot Brother fal...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2011-08-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Jesse Peretz
Cast: Paul Rudd, T.J. Miller, Rashida Jones, ...
Your Highness

When assessing the small motion picture sub-genre of the "fantasy comedy," it's necessary to acknowledge that the impregnable pinnacle is occupied by Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride, a classic whose prominence may never be challenged. Your Highnes...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity,Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: FANTASY/COMEDY
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Rasmus Hardiker, ...
(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer is a romantic comedy for those who don't often like romantic comedies. Or, to put it another way, it's for those who appreciate the emotions but are unenthusiastic about the clich├ęs and formulas that contribute to the cookie-...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-07-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
Gigantic

Gigantic is an offbeat romantic comedy that almost - but not quite - works. The characters and situations are a little too quirky for their own good. Everyone is skewed off-center and, while that can be charming in small measures, Gigantic overdo...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY/ROMANCE
Director: Matt Aselton
Cast: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, ...
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, ...
Bridge to Terabithia, A

Bridge to Terabithia is an example of a movie that does not deliver what the marketing campaign promises. Instead, it delivers something richer and more meaningful. Disney, in its infinite wisdom, is trying to make the film look like a watered do...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2007-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mature Themes)
Genre: ADVENTURE/DRAMA
Director: Gabor Csupo
Cast: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, ...
Surf's Up

By now, I'm tired of penguins. After Madagascar, March of the Penguins, and Happy Feet, it's time to move on to some new species of beast or fowl. Yet I must admit that of the four recent penguin-centered movies, Surf's Up is the most entertaining...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2007-06-08
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck
Cast: (voices) Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, ...
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The

One of the longest films of the fall (both in terms of title length and running length) is The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. It seems every bit as long or longer than its 160 minutes. Parts of the movie are brilliant in a ...

Run Time: 2:40
U.S. Release Date: 2007-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: WESTERN
Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, ...
Winter Passing

Winter Passing is a classic example of a pedestrian motion picture being lifted out of mediocrity by an arresting lead performance. Zooey Deschanel doesn't just elevate Winter Passing; she carries it. There are other things to be said in favor of...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2005-02-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Adam Rapp
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, Will Ferrell, ...
All the Real Girls

All the Real Girls is an anti-Hollywood romance; a tonic for all those weary of the usual cinematic overglamorization of love. Anchored deep in the bowels of reality, this movie proves that love can be just as affecting and effectively realized wh...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2003-02-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/DRAMA
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Paul Schneider, Patricia Clarkson, ...