'Blue Jasmine' directed by Woody Allen
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's modest apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.
As Jasmine struggles with her haunting memories of a privileged past bearing dark realities she ignored, she tries to recover in her present.
Unfortunately, it all proves a losing battle as Jasmine's narcissistic hang-ups and their consequences begin to overwhelm her. In doing so, her old pretensions and new deceits begin to foul up everyone's lives, especially her own.
'A Bend in the Road' By Nicholas Sparks
Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago.
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As deputy sheriff of New Bern, N.C., he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice.
Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over.
Tentatively, Sarah and Miles reach out to each other - soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to re-examine everything they believe in - including their love.
In "A Bend in the Road," Nicholas Sparks writes with a luminous intensity about life's bitter turns and incomparable sweetness.
His affirming message carries a powerful lesson about the imperfections of being human, the mistakes we all make, and the joy that comes when we give ourselves to love.
'Dog Shaming' By Pascale Lemire
Based on the runaway web phenomenon (www.dogshaming.com), Dog Shaming"features the most hilarious, most shameful and never-before-seen doggie misdeeds.
Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests.
Dog owners everywhere have found their outlet in "Dog Shaming," where they can confess their dogs' biggest (and often grossest) sins, which turn out to be recognizably universal - complete with snapshots of ridiculously cute but shamed pups who don't seem capable of humping humans, pooping on pillows or snagging steak straight from a grill.
So share in the shaming and laugh through your frustration as "Dog Shaming" reminds us that unconditional love goes both ways.