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Martha Coolidge is a Actor, Director, Writer, Producer and Editor American born on 17 august 1946 at New Haven (USA)

Martha Coolidge

Martha Coolidge
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 august 1946 (72 years) at New Haven (USA)

Martha Coolidge (born August 17, 1946) is an American film director and former President of the Directors Guild of America. She has directed such films as Real Genius and Rambling Rose.

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Filmography of Martha Coolidge (22 films)

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That's Adequate, 1h22
Directed by Harry Hurwitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Tony Randall, Amy Stiller, James Coco, Robert Downey Jr., Jerry Stiller, Bruce Willis
Rating50% 2.5378252.5378252.5378252.5378252.537825
Faux documentary about a fictional Hollywood film studio.


An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, 1h30
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Jeu, Films about toys, Children's films
Actors Sammi Hanratty, Annabeth Gish, Kaitlyn Dever, Timothy Bottoms, Michael Learned, Adair Tishler
Rating63% 3.191663.191663.191663.191663.19166
Chrissa Maxwell and her family move from Iowa to Minnesota in order to be closer to Chrissa's grandmother, Louise "Nana" Hanlon, after their grandfather died. At her new school, Chrissa has a hard time making friends and soon finds herself bullied by Tara James, Sonali Matthews and Jayden Johnson, a trio of girls called the Mean Bees.
Tribute (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Romance
Actors Brittany Murphy, Jason Lewis, Christian Oliver, Diana Scarwid, Tippi Hedren, Griff Furst
Rating57% 2.852612.852612.852612.852612.85261
The movie revolves around former child star, Cilla McGowan (Murphy), who has found more satisfying work, restoring old houses. In search of a normal life, Cilla buys her grandmother's farmhouse in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, to rescue it from ruin.
Material Girls, 1h37
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, Brent Spiner, Faith Prince
Rating40% 2.0078552.0078552.0078552.0078552.007855
Tanzania "Tanzie" (Hilary Duff) and Ava (Haylie Duff), two rich, spoiled Hollywood socialites who enjoy material things such as shopping and dating, rather than caring about their late father's cosmetics company. When a major media scandal involving their father's night cream causing extreme skin conditions breaks out on the news, the press soon mob the girls, causing them to stay inside. The girls find their assets frozen and must adjust to life without their fortune.
The Prince and Me, 1h45
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Ben Miller, Miranda Richardson, James Fox, Alberta Watson
Rating59% 2.95082.95082.95082.95082.9508
Paige Morgan (Julia Stiles) is a pre-medical student at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Across the Atlantic, Denmark's Prince Edvard (Luke Mably), heir to the throne, regularly shirks his princely duties (including opening a cabinet meeting) by acting recklessly (like drag racing).
If These Walls Could Talk 2, 1h32
Directed by Anne Heche, Martha Coolidge, Jane Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins, Michelle Williams, Chloë Sevigny
Rating70% 3.5487253.5487253.5487253.5487253.548725
Ce film raconte l’histoire de trois couples de femmes de 1961 à 2000. Chaque duo vit son homosexualité à sa manière et aussi en fonction des mœurs de son époque.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, 2h
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé, Loretta Devine, LaTanya Richardson
Rating70% 3.5476753.5476753.5476753.5476753.547675
C'est avec sa soeur Vivian que Dorothy Dandridge fait ses débuts au Cotton Club, dans les années 40, en qualité de chanteuse et de danseuse. Lorsque le cinéma, incarné par Otto Preminger, lui fait les yeux doux, elle ne lui résiste guère. Solidement épaulée par Earl Mills, son manager, elle touche à la consécration dans «Carmen Jones». Si «Porgy and Bess», autre film musical, entretient sa renommée, «Island in the Sun» et «Tamango» véhiculent un message résolument antiraciste...
Out to Sea
Out to Sea (1997)
, 1h42
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Buddy films
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Elaine Stritch
Rating60% 3.049093.049093.049093.049093.04909
Compulsive gambler Charlie Gordon, hiding out from his various bookies and loan sharks, cons his close friend and brother-in-law, widower Herb Sullivan, whose recently deceased wife, Susie Gordon-Sullivan, was Charlie's sister, into an all expenses-paid luxury Holland America cruise. The catch, which Charlie does not reveal to Herb until the ship has left port, is that they are required to work as dance hosts and must sleep in a cramped cabin in the bowels of the ship.
Three Wishes
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, David Marshall Grant, Jay O. Sanders, Michael O'Keefe
Rating62% 3.100133.100133.100133.100133.10013
Tom évite de justesse, de renverser un piéton avec sa voiture. Sous le choc, il se met alors à se souvenir de son enfance, à partir du jour où sa mère, Jeanne, a percuté Jack, un jeune homme dans la vingtaine d'années.
Three Wishes, 1h55
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Patrick Swayze, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Joseph Mazzello, D. B. Sweeney, David Marshall Grant, Michael O'Keefe
Rating62% 3.100133.100133.100133.100133.10013
While Jane Holman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) is driving with her two sons, Tom and Gunny, she accidentally runs into a drifter, named Jack McCloud (Patrick Swayze), who breaks his leg. Feeling sorry for him, Jane invites Jack and his dog Betty Jane to stay at her home until his leg has healed. After having some difficulties in adapting to this new lifestyle, Jack soon finds himself loved by the family and they all want him to stay. When he starts teaching baseball to Tom, who misses his father who went missing in action during the Korean War, the two of them develop a strong bond. Meanwhile, Gunny believes that there is more to Jack and Betty Jane than meets the eye, and he is determined to find out what.
Angie (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Aida Turturro, Geena Davis, Stephen Rea, James Gandolfini, Philip Bosco, Jenny O'Hara
Rating54% 2.703452.703452.703452.703452.70345
Angie (Geena Davis) is an office worker who lives in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York and dreams of a better life. After learning that she is pregnant by her boyfriend Vinnie (James Gandolfini), she decides that she will have the baby, but not Vinnie as a husband.
Rambling Rose, 1h52
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Erotic
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas, John Heard, Kevin Conway
Rating66% 3.3488153.3488153.3488153.3488153.348815
In 1971 a grown Buddy returns to his former family home and reflects back on his youth during The Great Depression when Rose (Laura Dern) came to live with his family in order to escape her miserable life in Birmingham where she was being forced into prostitution. The Hillyer's are an eccentric family who take Rose in as a domestic servant. Rose quickly begins to admire Mrs. Hillyer (Diane Ladd) who is working on her doctoral dissertation and whom she learns was orphaned at a young age, just as Rose had been. Rose also develops a crush on the paternal and warm Mr. Hillyer that the three Hillyer children and Mr. Hillyer become aware of while Mrs. Hillyer remains oblivious.
Bare Essentials
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Gregory Harrison, Mark Linn-Baker, Lisa Hartman Black, Manu Tupou, Charlotte Lewis, Ed Amatrudo
Rating49% 2.488152.488152.488152.488152.48815
Gordon (Linn-Baker) and Sydney (Hartman) are both hard working over stressed and engaged and decide to take a short cruise. However, they end up getting lost and stranded on an island named Luhana. While there they meet an American named Bill (Harrison) who has lived on the island for 3 years and also owns it. Eventually Sydney starts to fall for Bill. They take walks together and swim in the ocean. They wind up having sex under water. Meanwhile, Gordon's laid up since hurting his back after chopping down a palm tree to make a boat out of. Gordon meets Tiana who turns out to be Bill's girlfriend. When Sydney finds out she's furious. The two couples end up playing Monopoly like their at war. Gordon is falling for Tiana, who gave him a massage earlier which cured his back. Eventually the couples switch partners for the better. But then Sydney finds out that Bill has been hiding on the island because he's wanted for insider trading. She decides to turn him in to the police who eventually show up to rescue her and Gordon. She then decides not to, as she's grown very fond of him. She and Gordon start to head back home, but Gordon then jumps ship and swims back to Tiana. Sydney returns to New York, but realizes she misses Bill. She gets on a ferry to take her back to the island. Bill surprises her by showing up on the ferry, clean shaven and wearing a suit, to return to his old life in the city. He tells her he was framed and that his case has been settled. Gordon now owns Luhana. Sydney and Bill kiss as the movie ends.