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Best Netflix movies to watch now

Can't decide what to watch on Netflix?

The huge selection of movies available with just a few clicks can be overwhelming. The good news: We've scanned the new arrivals so you don't have to.

From a Joan Didion documentary to Oscar nominated "Mudbound," here are our picks for the best films new to Netflix, plus a bunch that have been streaming for a while and are worth a watch.

"Coco"

In Disney's
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In Disney's "Coco," Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead, where he meets his late family members, who are determined to help him find his way home.

"Mamma Mia!"

Phyllida Lloyd adapted the hit Broadway musical
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Phyllida Lloyd adapted the hit Broadway musical "Mamma Mia!" in 2008 with Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried in the lead rolls. The film, which features music from Swedish pop group ABBA, follows a bride-to-be trying to find her real father so he can walk her down the aisle at her wedding.

"The Week Of"

Netflix's original film
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Netflix's original film "The Week Of" was filmed on Long Island and stars Adam Sandler and Chris Rock as fathers of a bride and groom marrying each other.

"Scarface"

In Brian DePalma's remake of the 1930s gangster
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In Brian DePalma's remake of the 1930s gangster film, Al Pacino played Tony Montana, a Cuban boatlift refugee who rises to the top of Miami's drug underworld.

"Doctor Strange"

Marvel's
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Marvel's "Doctor Strange" stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, a world-famous neurosurgeon who loses the use of his hands but gains magical powers.

"Adventureland"

Dix Hills native Greg Mottola directed the 2009
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Dix Hills native Greg Mottola directed the 2009 film "Adventureland," starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg (pictured). He was inspired by his experience as an employee at Adventureland in Farmingdale.

"Cruel Intentions"

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair come together in this 1999 drama about wealthy stepsiblings Kathryn Merteuil (Gellar) and Sebastian Valmont (Phillipe) who make a bet with each other -- he has to sleep with Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon), who says she wants to remain a virgin until marriage, or she gets his vintage Jaguar.

"Heathers"

This 1988 dark comedy follows four teenage girls
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This 1988 dark comedy follows four teenage girls -- Veronica and three others named Heather-- in a clique at an Ohio high school. When a rebellious new student, an outsider named J.D., pulls a gun on two jocks, Veronica finds herself infatuated with him. However, things quickly turn sour when J.D. involves her in a string of murders.

"Kill Bill Vol. 1"

In Quentin Tarantino's cult-favorite, The Bride (Uma Thurman)
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In Quentin Tarantino's cult-favorite, The Bride (Uma Thurman) wakes up from a coma and finds the child she was pregnant with is now missing. To locate her child, she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her. "Vol. 2" also streaming.

"Lincoln"

Daniel Day Lewis stars as Abraham Lincoln and
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Daniel Day Lewis stars as Abraham Lincoln and follows the 16th president's efforts to end slavery and the Civil War during the final months of his life.

"Strong Island"

Yance Ford's
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Yance Ford's "Strong Island" documents the 1992 murder of 24-year-old William Ford Jr. on Long Island. He was shot and killed in an auto-repair shop after a verbal altercation with a mechanic.

"Men in Black"

Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones)
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Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) are two agents who are part of a highly-funded yet unofficial government agency known as the Men in Black. They provide immigration services and enforce regulations for all things alien on Earth.

"Mudbound"

In
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In "Mudbound," two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war. Starring Mary J. Blige, pictured, Carey Mulligan, Jonathan Banks and more.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"

In the latest addition to the
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In the latest addition to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, the villainous Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) pursues Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as he searches for the trident used by Poseidon.

"Dallas Buyers Club"

In
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In "Dallas Buyers Club," Matthew McConaughey plays real-life AIDS victim Ron Woodroof, who in the 1980s defied the FDA by smuggling and distributing illegal medicines.

"The Conjuring"

James Wan's
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James Wan's "The Conjuring," released in 2013, created a franchise that includes a sequel and two spinoffs, "Annabelle" and "Annabelle: Creation."

"How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

Want to know what not to do in
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Want to know what not to do in a relationship? Watch "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days."

"The Godfather"

Mario Puzo's 1969 novel
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Mario Puzo's 1969 novel "The Godfather" was transformed into one of the most-popular film franchises of all time starring Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in the 1972 film. All three parts available for streaming.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's"

This 1960s classic follows a beautiful and charming
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This 1960s classic follows a beautiful and charming woman (Audrey Hepburn) living a seemingly perfect life in New York City -- what could she possibly be missing? The perfect man.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"

In a sequel to Marvel's hit,
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In a sequel to Marvel's hit, "Guardians of the Galaxy," the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together while they try to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's (played by Chris Pratt) true parentage.

"The Boss Baby"

Boss Baby, left, voiced by Alec Baldwin, tries
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Boss Baby, left, voiced by Alec Baldwin, tries to convince Tim, voiced by Miles Bakshi, that they must cooperate in "The Boss Baby."

"42"

Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in Warner
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Chadwick Boseman stars as Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros. Pictures' film "42," a laudatory biography of Robinson's life as baseball's first African-American played on the Brooklyn Dodgers.

"Our Souls at Night"

Jane Fonda and Robert Redford co-star for the
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Jane Fonda and Robert Redford co-star for the fourth time (after "The Chase," "Barefoot in the Park," "The Electric Horseman"), playing widowed neighbors in this streaming original. With Bruce Dern, Judy Greer.

"Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold"

Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, and Quintana Roo
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Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, and Quintana Roo Dunne appear in Netflix's original documentary, "Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold," which documents the eras Didion has lived in and the events she witnessed. Begins streaming on Oct. 27.

"The Hateful Eight"

A bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner
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A bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) are snowbound in a cabin with some dubious characters in this Quentin Tarantino Western.

"The Meyerowitz Stories"

Netflix's
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Netflix's "The Meyerowitz Stories," from writer-director Noah Baumbach, is an emotional tale of adult siblings (Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, and Elizabeth Marvel) who gather together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

"Donnie Darko"

Richard Kelly's
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Richard Kelly's "Donnie Darko" follows a teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) who continues to have visions of a man in a large rabbit suit after escaping a bizarre accident.

"First They Killed My Father"

Rave reviews have greeted this film-festival favorite from
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Rave reviews have greeted this film-festival favorite from director/co-writer Angelina Jolie. It's based on co-writer Loung Ung's memoir recalling war-torn Cambodia's labor camps and child soldiers.

"What Happened to Monday"

Noomi Rapace stars as Karen Settman in
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Noomi Rapace stars as Karen Settman in "What Happened to Monday," a Netflix original movie set in a future with a strict one-child policy in which septuplets must avoid the government while searching for their lost sister.

"Beauty and the Beast"

Emma Waston plays Belle in Disney's live-action
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Emma Waston plays Belle in Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast." Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson also star.

"Sing"

Nick Kroll voices boisterous German pig Gunter and
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Nick Kroll voices boisterous German pig Gunter and Resse Witherspoon voices overtaxed mother Rosita in the film "Sing."

"Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe"

This 2017 documentary follows the highs and lows
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This 2017 documentary follows the highs and lows of 12 burlesque performers, offering a deep look at the people behind the sometimes misconstrued performance art.

"Lion"

A six-time Oscar nominee in 2017,
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A six-time Oscar nominee in 2017, "Lion" follows a boy's faithful mission to find his birth mother. With Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") and Nicole Kidman. Warning: This one's a tear-jerker.

"Moana"

The Oscar-nominated animated Disney film based on Polynesian
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The Oscar-nominated animated Disney film based on Polynesian mythology follows Moana's journey across the Pacific Ocean. Voice actors include Dwayne Johnson (Maui) and Auli'i Cravalho (Moana).

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

Felicity Jones and Diego Luna lead this Star
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Felicity Jones and Diego Luna lead this Star Wars prequel that follows a group of rebels on their mission to deliver a message past the galactic empire.

"Okja"

Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yuen,
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Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Steven Yuen, Giancarlo Esposito and Jake Gyllenhaal star in this whimsical film about a massive animal taken by a New York conglomerate from its loving young South Korean caretaker (Ahn Seo-hyun), who mounts an uphill rescue mission. Directed by Bong Joon Ho ("Snowpiercer").

"War Machine"

A four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt), leaps
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A four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt), leaps in to command NATO forces in Afghanistan only to be taken down by a journalist's exposé. Starring Brad Pitt, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Tilda Swinton and more.

"Spotlight"

Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star
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Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams star this drama about The Boston Globe's investigation into the Catholic Church's child-sex scandal.

"Oh, Hello on Broadway"

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's Broadway comedy,
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John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's Broadway comedy, "Oh, Hello," was filmed during its original run at the Lyceum Theatre. The two play elderly pranksters Gil Faizon, (Kroll, left) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney).

"Captain America: Civil War"

The Avengers become a force divided when allies
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The Avengers become a force divided when allies Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) can't see eye to eye. With Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and more.

"Kubo and the Two Strings"

A young Japanese boy named Kubo who has
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A young Japanese boy named Kubo who has a powerful gift for telling stories through music and origami must survive the monsters and gods trying to steal a magical suit of armor worn by his late father, a Samuari warrior. The film features the voices of Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, George Takei and Matthew McConaughey.

"Trolls"

Poppy and cautious troll Branch team up to
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Poppy and cautious troll Branch team up to save the day in this family friendly movie about the happiest troll alive. Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and more star in the animated film.

"Get Me Roger Stone"

This original documentary takes a look at Donald
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This original documentary takes a look at Donald Trump's longtime ally, booster and political adviser.

"Finding Dory"

Memories of Dory's past are sparked when a
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Memories of Dory's past are sparked when a stingray migration whizzes by her. Featuring the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

"Barry"

A key year in the youth of President
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A key year in the youth of President Barack Obama is portrayed in this film drama: The Hawaii-raised student arrives at Columbia University in 1981, juggling his multicultural relatives, classmates and influences. With Devon Terrell, Ashley Judd, Jenna Elfman.

"13th"

Director Ava DuVernay's documentary considers our Constitution's 13th
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Director Ava DuVernay's documentary considers our Constitution's 13th amendment in light of alleged "involuntary servitude" in today's sprawling prison industry.

"Girlfriend's Day"

Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn get involved in
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Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn get involved in greeting-card fandom and murder. With Natasha Lyonne, Andy Richter, Ed Begley Jr.

"Mascots"

Filmmaker Christopher Guest's latest lampoon tracks sports mascots
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Filmmaker Christopher Guest's latest lampoon tracks sports mascots at a national competition. With Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard, John Michael Higgins, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Balaban.

"St. Vincent"

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"St. Vincent" stars Bill Murray as a curmudgeonly war veteran and Melissa McCarthy as a single mother who leaves her 12-year-old son in his care.

"XOXO"

America's biggest EDM festival attracts romantically adventurous 20somethings
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America's biggest EDM festival attracts romantically adventurous 20somethings in this crazed new movie. With Sarah Hyland, Graham Phillips, Chris D'Elia, Ryan Hansen.

"The Little Prince"

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"The Little Prince," an animated film about an old story, is about a little girl who learns the story of "The Little Prince" from her elderly neighbor and unlocks her creativity and imagination along the way. It features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and more.

"Deadfall"

Eric Bana's Addison, who will do anything to
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Eric Bana's Addison, who will do anything to survive a perilous trek through the Upper Michigan frozen tundra to reunite with sister Liza (Olivia Wilde) at the Canadian border following a failed casino heist. Also starring Charlie Hunnam, and Sissy Spacek.

"Blue is the Warmest Color"

This French movie is about a high-school girl
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This French movie is about a high-school girl (Adele Exarchopoulos) who discovers her lesbian sexuality with an older artist (Lea Seydoux). Available August 26, 2016.

"The Giver"

Jeff Bridges, left, plays The Giver in this
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Jeff Bridges, left, plays The Giver in this film adaptation of Lois Lowry's Newberry-winning children's book about a boy (Brenton Thwaites, right) living in a conformist world. With Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Jeff Bridges and Taylor Swift.

"The Fundamentals of Caring"

Paul Rudd plays a divorce-dodging, grieving parent who
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Paul Rudd plays a divorce-dodging, grieving parent who leaves a (presumably) lucrative writing career for a $9-an-hour caregiver position. His first charge, Trevor (played by Craig Roberts) is an 18-year-old, wheelchair-bound shut-in with Duchenne muscular dystrophy - and a quick, dark sense of humor. When the two embark on a road trip to see the world's deepest pit, they find Selena Gomez - and the meaning of life - along the way.

"Janis: Little Girl Blue"

A documentary about Janis Joplin, the blues-rock hurricane
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A documentary about Janis Joplin, the blues-rock hurricane who galvanized the late 1960s before her death at age 27. Directed by Amy Berg ("West of Memphis").

"Special Correspondents"

Ricky Gervais fans, prepare to feast. The British
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Ricky Gervais fans, prepare to feast. The British comedian wrote, directed and stars in this Netflix film that follows a radio journalist (Eric Bana) who pretends to report from a war frontline in South America -- only to be holed up in Manhattan.

"My Beautiful Broken Brain"

Eerie director David Lynch produced this documentary: A
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Eerie director David Lynch produced this documentary: A young woman's traumatic stroke twists everyday life into an alien world.

"Pee-wee’s Big Holiday"

Paul Reubens brings his Pee-wee Herman back in
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Paul Reubens brings his Pee-wee Herman back in this new movie, which will also have a limited theatrical release.

"Atonement"

Based on Ian McEwan's British romance novel with
Photo Credit: Focus Features / Laurie Sparham

Based on Ian McEwan's British romance novel with the same title, this Oscar-winning movie follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), who are torn apart by a lying Briony (Saoirse Ronan), Tallis' younger sister.

"Son of God"

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"Son of God" is a follow-up to the History Channel's hit series "The Bible," focusing on the life of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection, played by Diogo Morgado.

"Changeling"

Angelina Jolie takes on the LAPD in the

Angelina Jolie takes on the LAPD in the 2008 drama "Changeling," directed by Clint Eastwood, with a first-rate performance by John Malkovich. Jolie plays a woman whose life becomes a Dante-esque nightmare in 1920s Los Angeles after she loses her son and police bring the wrong boy back.

"The Babadook"

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"The Babadook" takes horror to a new level when a widow's young son begins having nightmares about a monster in their home. The boy's mother, played by Essie Davis ("The Matrix Revolutions"), soon realizes that perhaps her son isn't lying about the monster who came from within the pages of a children's book.

"Lizzie Borden Took An Ax"

With Christina Ricci in the starring role as
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With Christina Ricci in the starring role as the 19th century spinster who may or may not have murdered her father and stepmother, the Lifetime Original Movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax" quite appropriately axes many assumptions -- including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching.

"All Good Things"

Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst star in this
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Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst star in this 2010 look at real estate heir Robert Durst's life -- and the deaths and mysteries surrounding him. The film is directed by Andrew Jarecki, who also directed the 2015 HBO documentary miniseries about Durst, "The Jinx."

"Fruitvale Station"

A highly topical film,
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A highly topical film, "Fruitvale Station" (2013) follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old San Francisco Bay Area resident who was fatally shot by a transit police officer in the Fruitvale train station on New Year's Day 2009. (Coming to Netflix on Tuesday, May 12.)

"The Immigrant"

Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner star
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Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner star in the rich 1920s drama "The Immigrant," about a Polish woman forced into prostitution shortly after her arrival in New York City.

"Cake"

Though the movie doesn't quite live up to
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Though the movie doesn't quite live up to the actress, Jennifer Aniston triumphs in her portrayal of woman suffering her own multiple catastrophes who becomes obsessed with the suicide of a friend in her therapy group.

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