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Joan Cusack
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Date of Birth: Oct 11, 1962

Country: USA

Biography: Joan Mary Cusack is an American film, stage and television actress. A well-respected comedic character actor, she has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the movies Working Girl and In & Out and is a three-time winner of the American Comedy Award as "Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture." Cusack was a cast member of the sketch comedy TV show Saturday Night Live in 1985-86. She is the sister of actor John Cusack. www.wikipedia.org

Total Titles at Criticker: 61 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (61) | Writer (1)
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Toy Story 4 (2019)
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Instant Family (2018)
A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children. (imdb)
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The Christmas Train (2017)
A cynical journalist decides to take a train from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles for Christmas to get inspiration for a story in honor of his late father. He gets to know the other passengers and runs into an old flame while aboard. (imdb)
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Unicorn Store (2017)
A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. (imdb)
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Snatched (2017)
When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.
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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz. (imdb)
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The End of the Tour (2015)
A magazine reporter recounts his travels and conversations with author David Foster Wallace during a promotional book tour. (imdb)
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Welcome to Me (2015)
A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins Mega-millions, quits her meds and buys her own talk show. (imdb)
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Freaks of Nature (2015)
In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers - one human, one vampire, and one zombie - have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors. (imdb)
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Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
It's a post Christmas play date and the toys have to go up against the fearsome and aggressive new dino toys. (imdb)
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Toy Story of Terror (2013)
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story OF TERROR! -- (C) ABC (ABC)
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. (imdb)
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Toys in the Attic (2012)
A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend, Buttercup the doll, from the denizens of the Land of Evil.
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Mars Needs Moms (2011)
A young boy named Milo gains a deeper appreciation for his mom after Martians come to Earth to take her away.
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Shameless (2011)
Shameless (2011) - TV Series
An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can. (imdb)
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Small Fry (2011)
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A fast food restaurant mini variant of Buzz forcibly switches places with the real Buzz and his friends have to deal with the obnoxious impostor. (imdb)
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Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011)
Red Riding Hood is training in the group of Sister Hoods, when she and the Wolf are called to examine the sudden mysterious disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. (imdb)
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Arthur Christmas (2011)
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. (Sony Pictures)
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Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
The toys throw Ken and Barbie a Hawaiian vacation in Bonnie's room. (imdb)
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Toy Story 3 (2010)
Toy cowboy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks), his astronaut pal, Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and their friends cope with their owner's departure for college and their new home in a daycare center.
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
An interview mix-up leads a girl aiming for a fashion job to instead be hired for a financial journalism position. Hilarity ensues as she nurtures her shopping addiction while falling for her new boss and trying to win over the fashion editor as well.
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My Sister
Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive. (imdb)
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The Face Is Familiar (2009)
Writer-director Kevin Burns takes a closer look at the familiar faces of character actors we all recognize but might not be able to name -- the lesser-known stars who take a backseat to the leads but know the art of stealing a scene. Interviews feature candid comments from the likes of Joan Cusack (Working Girl), Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), John C. McGinley ("Scrubs") and Jane Lynch (Best in Show). (Netflix)
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War, Inc. (2008)
A political satire set in Turaqistan, a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former US Vice-President (Aykroyd). In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man (Cusack), to kill a Middle East oil minister... (imdb)
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
An American Girl tells the uplifting story of Kit Kittredge (Breslin), a clever and resourceful ten-year old.
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Martian Child (2007)
Crushed by the death of his fiancée, a writer (Cusack) adopts a 6-year-old boy in an effort to create a family. The boy, who desperately wants a father, is troubled by the idea that he's from Mars. (imdb)
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Friends with Money (2006)
Friends With Money examines the shifting relationships between four women who have been friends all of their adult lives. Now as they settle into their early middle age, their friendship is increasingly challenged by the ever-growing disparity in their individual degrees of financial comfort. (imdb)
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Chicken Little (2005)
This epic tale presents a new twist to the classic fable of a young chicken who causes widespread panic when he mistakes a falling acorn for a piece of the sky. (Disney)
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Ice Princess (2005)
Brainy Casey Carlyle (Trachtenberg) is caught between her fantasy of becoming a championship figure skater and her strong-willed mother (Cusack), who has her on the fast track to Harvard. (Disney)
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Raising Helen (2004)
Helen Harris's carefree lifestyle comes to a screeching halt when she learns that she is now responsible for her sister's three children. She comes to realize that the choice she has to make is between the life she's always loved and the new loves of her life. (Touchstone Pictures)
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School of Rock (2003)
Hell raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur Dewey Finn (Black) has been kicked out of his band. Desperate for work, he impersonates a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. (Paramount)
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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are up to their feudin' ways again as the entire Looney Tunes menagerie star in a feature film set entirely in a live action world and interact with "live" 3-D costars throughout the picture. (Warner Bros.)
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It
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. (imdb)
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High Fidelity (2000)
In this biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. His needle, however, skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Where the Heart Is (2000)
Novalee Nation is a pregnant 17-year-old from Tennessee heading to California with her boyfriend Willie Jack, but is abandoned by him at a Wal-Mart store in Sequoyah, Oklahoma. Novalee has no job, no skills and only $5.55 in her pocket, so she secretly lives in the Wal-Mart until her daughter Americus is born six weeks later. Novalee decides to raise her daughter and rebuild her life in Sequoyah, with the help of eccentric but kind strangers. Based on the best-selling novel by Billie Letts. (imdb)
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Cradle Will Rock (1999)
In 1930s New York Orson Welles tries to stage a musical on a steel strike under the Federal Theater Program despite pressure from an establishment fearful of industrial unrest and red activity. Meanwhile Nelson Rockefeller gets the foyer of his company headquarters decorated and an Italian countess sells paintings for Mussolini. (imdb)
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Runaway Bride (1999)
A reporter is assigned to write a story about a woman who has left a string of fiances at the altar.
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Arlington Road (1999)
A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, Arlington Road is an intense, edge-of-your-seat journey that reveals just how little we know about the world around us. (Sony Pictures)
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Toy Story 2 (1999)
The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. (Disney/Pixar)
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A Smile Like Yours (1997)
Greg Kinnear plays a carriage-shy husband in a romantic comedy about a couple trying to conceive a child. (imdb)
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In & Out (1997)
A high school English teacher is outed as a gay man by a former student while accepting an Academy Award. Comedy ensues in the teacher's private life and small town where he teaches. Story rumored to be loosely based upon Tom Hanks acceptance speech when receiving his Academy Award for "Philadelphia". (imdb)
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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. (imdb)
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Mr. Wrong (1996)
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature. (imdb)
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Nine Months (1995)
Samuels life is perfect. That is, until he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant. Now he must face the issues that come with being an expecting father... (imdb)
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Two Much (1995)
A young galarist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother. (imdb)
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Corrina, Corrina (1994)
When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly out of her shell and shows father and daughter a whole new way of life. (imdb)
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Addams Family Values (1993)
A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love. (imdb)
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Hero (1992)
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (imdb)
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Toys (1992)
An eccentric toymaker finds his family business horribly misused by his militaristic uncle who is bequeathed control of the company. (imdb)
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The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)
A modern color remake of the silent masterpiece; the story is taken up to contemporary New York, where a somnambulist is haunting a working couple.
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Men Don
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all that comes with the city life. (imdb)
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My Blue Heaven (1990)
An all too uptight FBI agent must protect a larger than life mobster with a heart of gold, currently under witness protection in the suburbs. (imdb)
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Say Anything... (1989)
John Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler--an average guy with a penchant for kickboxing. There is only one thing that all-around nice guy Lloyd wants for his high school graduation: a date with beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (Skye). Lloyd's dream comes true when Diane accepts his invitation to a graduation party. Diane falls for Lloyd, whose goal is to spend as much time with her as possible... (20th Century Fox)
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Married to the Mob (1988)
Angela deMarco is unhappily married to high Mafia member Frank deMarco. When Frank is killed, Angela takes the opportunity to break free of the Mafia world entirely and start a new life. But Frank's boss, Tony Russo, begins to court the unresponsive Angela. The FBI begins surveillance on her, thinking her to be his new mistress. FBI agent Mike Downey goes undercover as Angela's neighbor, but soon finds himself attracted to Angela himself. (imdb)
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Stars and Bars (1988)
A British art expert travels across America in order to purchase a rare Renoir painting in the South but comes across some crazy characters in the process. (imdb)
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Working Girl (1988)
Tess McGill is a frustrated secretary, struggling to forge ahead in the world of big business in New York. She gets her chance when her boss breaks her leg on a skiing holiday. McGill takes advantage of her absence to push ahead with her career. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss. (imdb)
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Broadcast News (1987)
Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly. (imdb)
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The Allnighter (1987)
Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. (imdb)
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Sixteen Candles (1984)
A young girl's "sweet sixteenth" birthday becomes anything but special as she suffers from every embarrassment possible. (imdb)
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Class (1983)
Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip (imdb)
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My Bodyguard (1980)
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard. (imdb)
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