Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) is a peaceful mother of grown twins, whose much older husband (Alan Arkin), decides they should move to a retirement community. But she grows restless and, after her husband starts an affair with one of her friends (Winona Ryder), she also gets involved with someone younger, a confused guy (Keanu Reeves) she meets by chance. As she begins to examine her life, she flashes back to her childhood, when she left behind her controlling mother (Maria Bello) to live with her aunt and her aunt's lesbian lover (Julianne Moore). Directed by Rebecca Miller. With Blake Lively and Monica Bellucci. Categories: Drama. Year: 2009.
Alan Arkin in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
When the identities of the agents working for the US spy agency CONTROL are compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote over-eager analyst Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell), and hope he can get the job done. Teamed up with Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), the only CONTROL operative whose identiy was not exposed, Smart sets out on his mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. Directed by Peter Segal. With Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, Ken Davitian, Bill Murray, Terry Crews and Masi Oka. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime. Year: 2008.
Alan Arkin in Get Smart
John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny Grogan (Jennifer Aniston), two ambitious, recently married reporters, adopt a Yellow Lab named Marley to get a taste of parenthood. Before they know what hit them, the hyperactive puppy wreaks havoc on their lives, embarrassing them in public and even getting kicked out of obedience school. But, over the years, as Marley's behavior continues to rage out of control, he manages to become a rollicking, indespensable part of their growing family. Directed by David Frankel. With Haley Bennett, Eric Dane, Alan Arkin and Nathan Gamble. Categories: Comedy, Based on a Novel. Year: 2008.
Alan Arkin in Marley & Me
In high school, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) was a popular cheerleader, but now, at 30, she finds herself a single mother working as a maid. In order to get her son into a better school, Rose talks her sister Norah (Emily Blunt), who still lives at home with their father Joe (Alan Arkin), to go into business with her cleaning up crime scenes. Up to their necks in murders, suicides and other messy situations, Rose and Norah build a successful business and find a closeness they've always wanted. Directed by Christine Jeffs. With Jason Spevack, Steve Zahn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Clifton Collins Jr. and Eric Christian Olsen. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2008.
Alan Arkin in Sunshine Cleaning
Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) is a college educated bee who wants more out of life than just making honey. After venturing outside the hive and traveling to New York City, Barry nearly dies before being saved by a florist named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger). As Barry's relationship with Vanessa grows, he comes to learn that humans eat honey and decides to sue the human race as a result. Directed by Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith. With Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock and Kathy Bates. Categories: Animation, Comedy, Family. Year: 2007.
Alan Arkin in Bee Movie
After the Egyptian born Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally) disappears on a flight from South Africa to Washington DC, his American wife, Isabella (Reese Witherspoon), travels to the nation's capital to try to learn the truth. Meanwhile, CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to question his assignment after witnessing El-Ibrahimi's interrogation at a secret military detention center. Directed by Gavin Hood. With Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard and Alan Arkin. Cateogries: Thriller, Drama. Year: 2007.
Alan Arkin in Rendition
When exuberant seven-year-old Olive (Abigail Breslin) is called upon to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant, the entire Hoover family piles into their trusty yellow Volkswagen bus for the trip from Albuquerque to Redondo Beach, CA. Accompanying the aspiring beauty queen are her overworked, caring mother (Toni Collette), struggling self-help author father (Greg Kinnear), voluntarily mute brother (Paul Dano), suicidal uncle (Steve Carell) and uncontrollable grandfather (Alan Arkin). While their days spent on the road confined to a tempermental vehicle get bumpy at times, ultimately the family learns to appreciate and support one another no matter what. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. With Bryan Cranston. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2006.
Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine
In the shadow of Beverly Hills wealth, Vivian (Natasha Lyonne), a confused teen, lives with her father (Alan Arkin), who barely makes a living. Her uncle sends his ditzy daughter to live with them and Vivian emulates her cousin's erratic lifestyle. Bryna Weiss plays a snobbish saleslady. Directed by Tamara Jenkins. With Kevin Corrigan. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1998.
Alan Arkin in Slums of Beverly Hills
A science-fiction film set in the near future, it's about a world controlled by the Gattaca Corporation, where everyone is categorized according to their DNA. Ethan Hawke stars as Vincent, a man whose genes have been deemed inferior by the powers-that-be. He dreams of traveling to space, but is considered fit only for menial jobs. He manages to take some genetic material from an angry disabled man (Jude Law) who is genetically superior. Uma Thurman is the woman who falls in love with Vincent, without knowing who he really is. Directed by Andrew Niccol. With Alan Arkin. Categories: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1997.
Alan Arkin in Gattaca
Martin Bank (John Cusack) is a depressed assassin who feels like his life is going nowhere. When he is assigned a mission in the Detroit suburb where he grew up, Bank decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion and try to rekindle a romance with his old girlfriend (Minnie Driver). But, when things don't go as planned, Bank is forced to make a choice between the life he knows and the life he wants to have. Directed by George Armitage. With Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack and Hank Azaria. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller. Year: 1997.
Alan Arkin in Grosse Pointe Blank