Weekend Preview: Tough Girls vs. Male Juveniles, Must-Sees Hanna & Meek's Cutoff
by Sophia Savage
April 8, 2011 5:23 AM 1 Comment
Comedies Your Highness and Arthur present mainstream escapist fun and antics (from the likes of Danny McBride, James Franco and Russell Brand), as well as thankless supporting females (Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner) while Focus's Hanna leads the line of strong female leads (Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett), followed by Meek's Cutoff's Michelle Williams and Soul Surfer's Annasophia Robb and Helen Hunt. Vera Farmiga steals the show in well-reviewed indie release Henry's Crime; Uma Thurman adds star power to Ceremony. The Flixster forecast puts must-see Hanna on top. Details, reviews, pictures and trailers for this weekend's offerings are below.
Hanna, Focus Features Dir: Joe Wright; Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jessica Barden, Olivia Williams | 67% Metacritic, 69% Tomatometer | A- criticWIRE | Joe Wright Interviews.
Your Highness, Universal Dir: David Gordon Green; Cast: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zoey Deschanel, Justin Theroux | 33% Metacritic, 27% Tomatometer | TOH Review Round-Up.
Arthur, Warner Bros. Dir: Jason Winer; Cast: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner | 39% Metacritic, 23% Tomatometer | TOH Review Round-Up.
Meek's Cutoff, Oscilloscope Pictures Dir: Kelly Reichardt; Cast: Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton | 88% Metacritic, 85% Tomatometer | B+ criticWIRE | ThePlaylist Review | TOH Interview with Michelle Williams | TOH Review Round-Up.
Ceremony, Magnolia Dir: Max Winkler; Cast: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace, Jake Johnson | 41% Metacritic, 40% Tomatometer | B- criticWIRE.
Soul Surfer, TriStar Dir: Sean McNamara; Cast: Annasophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Dennis Quaid, Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo | 55% Metacritic, 45% Tomatometer | indieWIRE | Women and Hollywood Review.
Henry's Crime, Dir: Malcolm Venville; Cast: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Fisher Stevens, Peter Stormare | 45% Metacritic, 46% Tomatometer | C- criticWIRE.