Search results for: william h. macy

6 titles found


  • Claire Simmons (Jennifer Aniston) is in pain. Her physical pain is evident in the scars that line her body and the way she carries herself, wincing with each tentative step. She’s no good at hiding her emotional pain either. Blunt to the point of searing insult, Claire’s anger seethes out of her with nearly every interaction. She has driven away her husband, her friends — even her chronic-pain support group has kicked her out.

    The only one left in Claire’s otherwise solitary existence is her housekeeper-cum-caretaker, Silvana (Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza), who barely tolerates her boss’ need for liquor and prescription pills. But the suicide of Nina (Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick), one of Claire’s fellow chronic-pain group members, prompts another fixation. In pursuing questions about the death of a woman she barely knew, Claire explores the boundaries between life and death, abandonment and heartbreak, danger and salvation. As she inserts herself into the lives of Nina’s husband (Sam Worthington) and the son Nina left behind, Claire just might find salvation.
  • William H. Macy stars in this racy and edgy adaptation of the long-running British family drama as Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family. In the U.S. version, the sprawling Gallagher family has been transplanted to working-class Chicago during the challenging times of today's recession. Making ends meet is always difficult, especially with a mother who is AWOL and a father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor. Emmy Rossum stars as oldest daughter Fiona, who is left to the often impossible task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on track.

  • William H. Macy stars in this racy and edgy adaptation of the long-running British family drama as Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic patriarch of a large, unconventional, blue-collar family. In the U.S. version, the sprawling Gallagher family has been transplanted to working-class Chicago during the challenging times of today's recession.

    Making ends meet is always difficult, especially with a mother who is AWOL and a father who usually ends up passed out on the living room floor. Emmy Rossum stars as oldest daughter Fiona, who is left to the often impossible task of keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on track.

  • Based on a long-running British TV series, Shameless revolves around the Gallagher family, a working-class clan from Chicago dealing with the recession. The mother has run off, and the alcoholic father usually ends up passed out on the living room floor, so it falls on their smart but unpredictable 18-year-old daughter, Fiona, to keep her five siblings on the straight and narrow. 

    Starring Emmy Award-winner William H. Macy (Wild Hogs, Fargo) as the father, and Golden Globe-nominee Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera, Mystic River) as Fiona. Also starring two-time Academy Award-nominee Joan Cusack (My Sister's Keeper, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl). Executive produced by Emmy Award-winner John Wells (TV's Southland, TV's ER).

  • In the black-and-white ’50s sitcom realm of Pleasantville, mom always has a yummy meatloaf in the oven, the home team never loses and romance is a shy peck on the cheek. Until now. Because modern, real-life teens David (Tobey Maguire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) are mysteriously zapped into that TV world. 

    With them come ideas and passions that turn the town’s cozy perfection into something more challenging and colourful. From Gary Ross (Big, Seabiscuit) comes an imaginative fantasy that maintains its humour even as it reveals its own true colours about embracing life in all its messiness and unpredictability. Don’t touch that dial. Stay tuned to life in Pleasantville.