西方的感恩节就快到了，虽说中国人没有过感恩节的传统，但这并不妨碍我们也在这个初冬的季节学会感恩学会珍惜自己所拥有的东西：家人、朋友、食物……在这样一个需要温暖的日子里为什么不坐下来看一部很棒的电影呢？丰盛的晚餐后，一家人围坐在一起看一部感人而励志的电影是件再惬意不过的事了。Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 《美食从天降》
The town of Swallow Falls, located on a tiny island hidden under the “A” in "Atlantic" on the world map (corresponding to the real-life location of Bermuda)， suffers an economic downturn after the demand for sardines plummets ("everyone in the world realized that sardines are super gross"). Now stuck with their supply, sardines became the sole food in Swallow Falls. The audience is introduced to Flint Lockwood, (Bill Hader) a scientist whose inventions, beginning as a child (Max Neuwirth)， have all ended in disaster. Flint's latest invention, Flint Lockwood's Diatomic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (or the FLDSMDFR, which several characters unsuccessfully try to pronounce)， is a device which mutates water molecules into food; he hopes that it will end the town's sardine dependency, but his home does not have enough power to make it work...
在名为斯沃罗夫的小岛上，生活着一个名叫弗林德·洛克伍德的青年，他从小就想法多多，热衷各种各样的科学发明，比如不用鞋带的鞋子、能够自动行走的电视、飞行汽车、猴子语言翻译器等。想法虽好，但通常都以失败和灾难告终。母亲生前对他的鼓励令弗林德从不灰心，他屡挫屡勇，在科学发明的天地里自得其乐。不过，老爸再也无法忍受儿子无休止的折腾，他要求弗林德在自家的店里帮忙。与此同时，为了解决当地食物匮乏的问题，弗林德偷偷进行着超级食物机的研究。在最新的尝试中，弗林德毁掉了刚刚揭幕的沙丁鱼乐园，不过他的实验也取得成效。众目睽睽之下，天空下起了令人难以置信的汉堡包雨！一切都变得有趣起来……Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 《暖暖内含光》
Emotionally withdrawn Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) and unhinged free spirit Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) strike up a relationship on a Long Island Rail Road train from Montauk, New York. They are inexplicably drawn to each other, despite their radically different personalities.
Although they apparently do not realize it at the time, Joel and Clementine are in fact former lovers, now separated after having spent two years together. After a nasty fight, Clementine hired the New York City firm Lacuna, Inc. to erase all her memories of their relationship. (The term "lacuna" means a gap or missing part; for instance, lacunar amnesia is a gap in one's memory about a specific event。) Upon discovering this, Joel is devastated and decides to undergo the procedure himself, a process that takes place while he sleeps...
内向沉稳的约尔?巴瑞斯(金?凯瑞 饰)在一次聚会中认识了率真随性的克莱门汀?克罗斯基(凯特?温丝莱特 饰)，二人成为情侣。和普通的情侣一样，他们的日子也在甜蜜和争吵中度过。2004年情人节前夕，当约尔精心准备好礼物，为不久前一次争吵找到克莱门汀道歉时，他惊讶地发现，克莱门汀根本都不记得他了。原来冲动的克莱门汀受不了二人交往中争吵的痛苦，到“忘情诊所”，把关于约尔的记忆删除得一干二净。约尔无法原谅克莱门汀的任性，也无法忍受失去她的痛苦，所以他也到了“忘情诊所”，请求医生霍华德博士(汤姆?维尔金森 饰)消除关于克莱门汀的记忆。记忆清除程序开始启动，约尔在自己的记忆中游走，他发现和克莱斯汀一起度过的那些时光，无论是痛苦还是甜蜜，都弥足珍贵，他并不想忘记这个自己深爱的女人。但是，程序一旦启动就无法逆转，约尔只能想尽办法把克莱斯汀藏到记忆最深的地方，那些现实中克莱斯汀本来没有出现过的时间角落，以保存这份爱情……Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward 《把爱传出去》
Based on a best-selling novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and boasting the star-power of three prior Oscar winners--Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osmont--PAY IT FORWARD spins a heartwarming yarn about an eleven-year-old boy who comes up with an utopian idea as a project for school. History teacher Eugene Simenot (Spacey) offers the same ongoing extra-credit assignment he has proffered every year: Come up with an idea that will change the world. However, he expects nothing more from his students than half-hearted efforts that fall far shy of their mark. Simenot is therefore unprepared for precocious, irrepressible Trevor McKinney (played with wide-eyed wonder by Osmont)， who conjures up a stunning scheme. Trevor suggests the concept that every person who benefits from someone else's good deed should "pay it forward," instead of paying it back, and in turn offer favors to three other people. The first guinea pig for Trevor's experiment is his overworked, imperfect mom (Helen Hunt) for whom he tries to find a boyfriend...
尤金·赛门特(凯文·斯帕西饰)是一位善于把生活安排得井井有条的社会学教师。阿琳·麦肯尼(海伦·亨特饰)是一位生活拮据的单亲妈妈，为了抚养儿子特维(海利·乔·奥斯蒙特饰)而没命地工作，借酒浇愁是她的唯一“爱好”。这一切在这一天发生了改变，尤金给特维的班级布置了一道特殊家庭作业：让世界变得更美好。特维决心从自己做起，因为他相信做善事一定会有善报，于是他把无家可归的流浪汉请到自己家……在特维的感召下，人们从起初的猜疑、嘲讽逐渐地表示认同，大家惊讶地发现自己在付出爱心的同时，也在得到别人的帮助，这个世界真的可以变得更美好！The Pursuit of Happyness
The Pursuit of Happyness 《当幸福来敲门》
In 1981, in San Francisco, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) invests his family's savings in portable bone-density scanners which he tries to demonstrate and sell to doctors. The investment proves to be a white elephant which financially breaks the family and as a result, his wife Linda (Thandie Newton) leaves him and moves to New York. Their son Christopher (Jaden Smith) remains with his father. While downtown trying to sell one of his scanners, Chris meets a manager for Dean Witter and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a short cab ride. Chris does not have enough money for the cab fare and flees the cab driver into a subway station where he barely escapes the cab driver but loses one of his bone scanners in the process. This new relationship with the Dean Witter manager earns him the chance to become an intern stockbroker...
Concluding his internship, Chris is called into a meeting with his managers. His work has paid off and he is offered the position. Fighting back tears, he rushes to his son's daycare, hugging him. They walk down the street, joking with each other and are passed by a man in a business suit (the real Chris Gardner in a cameo). The epilogue reveals that Chris went on to form his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm.已近而立之年的克里斯·加德纳(威尔·史密斯)，在28岁的时候才第一次见到自己的父亲，所以当时他下定决心在有了孩子之后，要给孩子做一个好爸爸。但他事业不顺，生活潦倒，只能每天奔波于各大医院，靠卖骨密度扫描仪为生。他偶然间认识到做证券经纪人并不一定需要大学生文凭，而只要懂数字和人际关系。于是他就主动去找维特证券的经理Jay twistle。凭借自己的执着和非凡的妙语，以及一个小小的魔方的帮助下，克里斯·加德纳得到了一个实习的机会。但是实习生有20人，他们必须无薪工作六个月，最后只能有一个人录用，这对克里斯·加德纳来说实在是难上加难。这时，妻子因为不能忍受穷苦的生活，独自去了纽约，克里斯·加德纳和儿子也因为极度的贫穷而失去了自己的住所，过着东奔西跑的生活。他一边卖骨密度扫描仪，一边作实习生，后来还必须去教堂排队，争取得到教堂救济的住房。他看尽白眼，与儿子躲在地铁站里的公共厕所里，住在教堂的收容所里……但是克里斯·加德纳一直很乐观，并且教育儿子，不要灰心。life is beautiful
La Vita è bella/life is beautiful 《美丽人生》
The first half of the movie is a whimsical, romantic, somewhat slapstick comedy set in the years before World War II. Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni)， a young Italian Jew, arrives in Arezzo, where he plans to set up a bookstore, taking a job as a waiter at his uncle's hotel.Guido is both funny and charismatic, especially when he romances a local school teacher, Dora (portrayed by Benigni's actual wife Nicoletta Braschi)， saying she is beautiful like the morning sunrise. Dora, however, comes from a wealthy, aristocratic, non-Jewish Italian family. Dora's mother wants her to marry a well-to-do civil servant, but Dora falls instead for Guido where he ends up stealing her away at her engagement party from her aristocratic and arrogant fiancé.Several years pass in which Guido and Dora marry and have a son, Giosuè (Giorgio Cantarini).
In the second half of the film, World War II has already begun. Guido, Uncle Eliseo and Giosuè are forced onto a train and taken to a concentration camp on Giosuè's birthday. Despite being a non-Jew, Dora demands to be on the same train to join her family and is permitted to do so.In the camp, Guido hides his son from the Nazi guards, sneaks him food and tries to humor him. In an attempt to keep up Giosuè's spirits, Guido convinces him that the camp is just a game, in which the first person to get 1,000 points wins a tank. He tells him that if he cries, complains that he wants his mother or says that he is hungry, he will lose points, while quiet boys who hide from the camp guards earn points...
Central Station 《中央车站》
Dora is a former school teacher who is now a bitter old woman. She works at Rio de Janeiro's Central Station, writing letters for illiterate customers in exchange for some money. She hates her customers and does not mail the letters she writes, putting them in a drawer or even tearing them apart. Josué is a poor 9-year-old boy who has never met with his father, but hopes to do so. His mother sends letters to his father through Dora, saying that she hopes to reunite with him soon, but when she is run over and killed in a bus accident just outside of the train station, he is left homeless. Dora takes him in and sells him, but she is made to feel guilty by her neighbor and friend Irene and later steals him back.Dora is initially reluctant to be responsible for the boy, but she ends up deciding to take a trip with him to Northeast Brazil in order to find his father's house and leave him there.
Dora tries to leave Josué on the bus, but he follows her, forgetting his rucksack which contains Dora's money. Penniless, they are picked up by a kind, religious truck driver who abandons them when Dora grows too friendly. Dora trades her watch for a ride to Bom Jesus on the back of a truck. They find the only address Josué's mother had for his father in Bom Jesus, but the current residents say that Jesus won a house in the lottery, and now lives in the new settlements; but they also say that he lost the house and money through drinking. With no money, Josué saves them from destitution by suggesting Dora write letters for the pilgrims who have arrived in Bom Jesus for a massive pilgrimage. This time she posts the letters...
电影主角朵拉原本是一位学校老师，但过着并不富裕的生活。她工作在巴西的中央车站，为给别人代笔写信来获得生活的经济来源。她不喜欢她的客户们，并且经常根本不邮寄客户委托她写的信，却反倒把那些信放在家中的抽屉里或撕掉。9岁小男孩约书亚出生穷困的家庭，他从来没有见过他的父亲——耶稣，并且希望能过见到他。她的妈妈通过朵拉给约书亚的父亲代写了封信，信中告诉说她希望很快的跟他重聚，但是不幸的是她不小心发生了车祸，并在车祸中丧生，这使得约书亚成了孤儿。朵拉于是把约书亚带走，并卖给了贩卖人口的商人，但是在朋友艾琳的劝说下，朵拉还是把约书亚从贩卖人口那里偷了回来。朵拉刚开始很不情愿去管小孩子的事，但是后来还是决定和他启程去巴西的东北去找约书亚的父亲，之后再离开他……Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle 《西雅图夜未眠》
Sam Baldwin, a Chicago architect, loses his wife to cancer. He and his young son Jonah start new lives in Seattle, but Sam still grieves.18 months later, on Christmas Eve 1992, Jonah—who wants his father to find a new wife—calls into a talk radio show. Jonah persuades Sam to go on the air to talk about how much he misses his wife. Hundreds of women from around the country hear the program, and touched by the story, write to Sam.
One of the listeners is Annie Reed, a Baltimore Sun reporter. She is engaged to a sweet, awkward man named Walter but feels there is something missing from their relationship. After watching the film An Affair to Remember, Annie impulsively writes a letter suggesting that Sam meet her on top of the Empire State Building on Valentine's Day. She does not intend to mail it, but her friend and editor Becky does it for her and agrees to send Annie to Seattle to "look into doing a story on those radio shows."...
自从妻子去世后，萨姆(汤姆·汉克斯 Tom Hanks饰)就相信自己此生的爱已经走到了尽头，不会再有新的恋情走进心中，他在西雅图和儿子乔纳一起平静的生活。而乔纳，却一直希望爸爸能够开始新的婚姻，重获生活的阳光。抱着这样的想法，乔纳在圣诞夜打电话到电台的情感热线。就这样，萨姆的经历在此夜传遍了各个角落，很多人在倾听他的故事，其中包括安妮(梅格·瑞安 Meg Ryan饰)——一个住在东部的女记者。她善良，温柔，有一个知心的好友，和一个即将结婚的男友。然而，幸福的生活就被这个电话彻底打破了。她的内心有一种冲动，让她一步步地接近这个远在西部的男人。然而，一次次辗转的错过让萨姆和安妮迟迟不能会面。屡次在缘份的天空下失诸交臂的二人，一直为爱而奔波，等待一个遇见的机缘。Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer 《克莱默夫妇》
Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) is a workaholic advertising executive who has just been assigned a new and very large account. After being given the news, he returns home to find his wife Joanna (Meryl Streep) in the process of leaving him. Saying that she needs to find herself, she leaves Ted to raise their son Billy (Justin Henry) by himself. Ted and Billy begin to resent each other as Ted no longer has time to carry his increased workload, and Billy misses the love and attention he received from his mother. After many months of unrest, Ted and Billy begin to cope with the situation and eventually grow to love and care for one another.
Fifteen months after she walked out, Joanna returns to New York in order to claim Billy, and a custody battle ensues. During the custody hearing, both Ted and Joanna are unprepared for the brutal character assassinations that their lawyers unleash on the other. For instance, Margaret is forced to confess that she advised Joanna to leave Ted if she was as unhappy as she professed, although she also attempts to tell Joanna on the stand that her husband has profoundly changed. Eventually, the damaging facts that Ted was fired because of his conflicting responsibilities with his son, forcing him to take a lower-paid job, come out in court, as do the details of Billy's accident.克莱默夫妇像普通的美国夫妇一样，克莱默先生(达斯汀?霍夫曼 Dustin Hoffman 饰)在外工作挣钱，克莱默夫人(梅丽尔?斯特里普 Meryl Streep 饰)则在家照料照料6岁的儿子比利(贾斯汀?亨利 Justin Henry 饰)。由于克莱默先生忙于工作忽略了家庭，克莱默夫人某天愤然出走，留下了父子两。克莱默先生现在一方面要忙于工作，一方面又要照顾比利，生活一时陷入麻烦中。克莱默先生不善家务，在照料比利时洋相百出：第一次为比利煎西多士、过程十分恐怖；比利不吃饭要吃雪糕，克莱默先生想阻止却不懂沟通……幸好在女邻居的帮助下，克莱默先生逐渐适应了单身父亲的生活。父子两越来越亲密，互相依赖。这时，克莱默夫人回来了，她已经是纽约一名出色的设计师了。她回来要拿回比利的抚养权……Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump 《阿甘正传》
In 1981, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) sits at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia, telling his life story to strangers nearby. His tale starts about the childhood braces he wore around his legs. At Forrest's home, he meets Elvis Presley and teaches him a dance move, which Elvis later displays at a concert. On his first day of school, Forrest meets a girl named Jenny Curran (Robin Wright)， with whom he immediately falls in love and whose life is followed parallel to his. Despite his below average intelligence quotient (IQ)， his ability to run very fast gets him into the University of Alabama on a football scholarship. He ultimately becomes an All-American and meets President John F. Kennedy. While attending college he witnesses George Wallace's attempt to prevent integration at the school...
The Pianist 《钢琴师》
W?adys?aw Szpilman (Adrien Brody)， a famous Polish Jewish pianist working for Warsaw Radio, sees his whole world collapse with the outbreak of World War II and the invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. After the radio station is rocked by explosions from German bombing, Szpilman goes home and learns that the United Kingdom and France have declared war on Nazi Germany. He and his family rejoice, believing the war will end quickly.
When the German Army enters Warsaw, living conditions for the Jewish population gradually deteriorate as their rights are slowly eroded: first they are allowed only a limited amount of money per family, then they must wear armbands imprinted with the blue Star of David to identify themselves, and eventually, in November 1940, they are all forced into the squalid Warsaw Ghetto. There, they face hunger, persecution and humiliation from the SS and the ever-present fear of death, torture and starvation. The Nazis become increasingly sadistic and the family witnesses many horrors inflicted on other Jews. In one scene, a group of Einsatzgruppen, led by an NCO, go into the apartment across from the Szpilmans. They order the family on the top floor to stand, then when an elderly man in a wheelchair is unable to comply, the SS throw him off the balcony. The rest of the family are then taken out into the street and shot, and the SS drive off, running over the bodies along the way...
史标曼(艾德里安?布洛迪 Adrien Brody 饰)是波兰一家电台的钢琴师。二战即将爆发之时，他们全家被迫被赶进华沙的犹太区。在战争的颠沛流离中，家人和亲戚最终被纳粹杀害，而标曼本人也受尽种种羞辱和折磨，他侥幸得到一位朋友的帮助，暂时有了藏身之处。战争愈加猛烈，朋友不得不抛下 他回老家寻得安全的住所养育儿女。此时史标曼恶病缠身，却还要在搜捕中逃亡。在废墟的阁楼上他遇见了一名德国军官，在军官的要求下他弹奏了钢琴曲。美妙的琴声令德国军官萌发了恻隐之心，他暗暗帮助标曼直到俄军对波兰的解放到来……