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Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

Date of Birth: May 16, 1977

Country: New Zealand

Total Credits at Criticker: 55 (Actor)

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    Candy (2022)
    Candy (2022) - TV Mini-Series
    Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right - but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.
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    Don
    The story of two low-level astronomers, who must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.
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    Yellowjackets (2021)
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    Lady of the Manor (2021)
    An aimless ne'er-do-well becomes a tour guide in a historic estate and winds up befriending the manor's resident ghost.
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    Mrs. America (2020)
    Mrs. America (2020) - TV Series
    Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly leads an unexpected fight against the Equal Rights Amendment movement during the 1970s.
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    Castle Rock (2018)
    Castle Rock (2018) - TV Series
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    Sadie (2018)
    SADIE is the story of a 13-year-old girl who lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence, and when her mother begins dating a new man, Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows--those of war. (imdb)
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    XX (2017)
    An all female horror anthology featuring new work from Karyn Kusama, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Jovanka Vuckovic. (imdb)
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    Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017)
    A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend's struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour. (imdb.com
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    And Then I Go (2017)
    In the cruel world of junior high, Edwin suffers in a state of anxiety and alienation alongside his only friend, Flake. Misunderstood by their families and demoralized at school daily, their fury simmers quietly until an idea for vengeance offers them a terrifying release. (imdb)
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    The Changeover (2017)
    Sixteen year-old Laura Chant lives with her mother and four-year-old brother Jacko in a poor new suburb on the edge of a partially demolished Christchurch, New Zealand. Laura is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit who attacks Jacko and slowly drains the life out of him as the spirit becomes ever younger. Laura discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, and must harness it to save her brother's life. (imdb)
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    1 Mile to You (2017)
    After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present. (imdb)
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    I Don
    When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals. (imdb)
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    The Intervention (2016)
    A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.
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    Rainbow Time (2016)
    A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's new girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal Todd's past ... (imdb)
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    The Great And The Small (2016)
    Twenty-six year old Scott is living on the streets and trying to find his way back into society while on probation for petty crimes. He attempts to navigate his relationship with his two bit criminal of a boss and an enigmatic detective, while at the same time winning back the heart of his ex-girlfriend, a working single mom. (imdb)
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    Little Boxes (2016)
    An interracial family struggles to adjust when they move from New York City to a small, predominately white town in Washington State. (imdb)
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    Togetherness (2015)
    Togetherness (2015) - TV Series
    Follows two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. (imdb)
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    Digging for Fire (2015)
    The discovery of a bone and a gun send a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. (imdb)
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    We
    A man screws up on a transcontinental level in a noble effort to win back "the one." (imdb)
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    Happy Christmas (2014)
    Irresponsible 20-something Jenny arrives in Chicago to live with her older brother Jeff, a young filmmaker living a happy existence with his novelist wife Kelly and their two-year-old son. Jenny's arrival shakes up their quiet domesticity as she and her friend Carson instigate an evolution in Kelly's life and career. Meanwhile, Jenny strikes up a rocky relationship with the family's baby sitter-cum-pot dealer (imdb)
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    Goodbye to All That (2014)
    A recently divorced dad starts a new life with his daughter. (imdb)
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    Over the Garden Wall (2014)
    Over the Garden Wall (2014) - TV Mini-Series
    The series centers around two brothers, Wirt and Greg (Elijah Wood and Collin Dean respectively), who become lost in a strange forest called the Unknown. In order to find their way home, the two must travel across the forest, adrift in time, with the help of the wise, elderly Woodsman (Christopher Lloyd) and Beatrice (Melanie Lynskey), an irritable bluebird who travels with the boys in order to undo a curse that has affected her whole family. (Wikipedia)
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    The Big Ask (2014)
    Three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They would do anything for him - except for the one thing he wants. (imdb)
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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
    As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. (imdb)
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    Eye of the Hurricane (2012)
    An Everglades community struggles to put their lives back together in the wake of a hurricane. (imdb)
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    Hello I Must Be Going (2012)
    Divorced and demoralized Amy Minsky's prospects look bleak when she is condemned to move back in with her parents at the age of 35. Everyone wants to help, but, as her patience level with advice is plummeting, a bold teenage boy enters her life, igniting her last bit of self-esteem. What ensues is an unconventional love story infused with all the good things Amy needs to get on in life, and that just may include great sex. (mubi.com)
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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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    Putzel (2012)
    For Walter Himmelstein, a young man endearingly known as Putzel, life literally doesn't go beyond his family's fish store on the upper west side of Manhattan. In this heartwarming romantic comedy about sex, love and smoked fish, Walter's aspirations of taking over his uncle's fish emporium are disrupted by the arrival of Sally, who becomes romantically involved with his about-to-retire and very-married uncle. (imdb)
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    Touchback (2011)
    A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player. (imdb)
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    Win Win (2011)
    Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything. (imdb)
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    Helena from the Wedding (2010)
    Newlyweds Alex and Alice host a New Year's Eve party for their closest friends at a remote cabin in the mountains. However, when an unexpected guest shows up, the group's facades begin to crumble.
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    Away We Go (2009)
    A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.
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    Up in the Air (2009)
    Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams.
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    Leaves of Grass (2009)
    An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.
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    The Informant! (2009)
    The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre.
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    A Quiet Little Marriage (2008)
    A Quiet Little Marriage is the love story of Dax and Olive, who manage to find harmony even as they juggle family, romance and intimacy, but that all changes the night she asks him for a baby. (youtube.com)
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    Show of Hands (2008)
    Jess is a solo mother and reluctant parking warden. Tom is a self-obsessed Greetings Cards salesman with an addiction to competitions who will do anything to win. Together they are just two of the competitors in a grueling endurance contest to win a car - whoever keeps their hand on it the longest wins. As the sleepless days wear by, what price will they pay for winning this competition and will it be worth more than the car itself? Show of Hands is a tale of desperation, determination - and lov (imdb)
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    Drive (2007)
    Drive (2007) - TV Series
    A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race. (imdb)
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    Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
    Based on the bestselling book, this film chronicles the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
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    Say Uncle (2005)
    A young artist, desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom as a potential threat to the community.
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    Shattered Glass (2003)
    A study of a very talented - and at the same time very flawed - character. It is also a look inside our culture's noblest profession, one that protects our most precious freedoms by revealing the truth, and what happens when our trust in that profession is called into question.
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    Serial Slayer (2003)
    A serial killer armed with a crossbow pistol is murdering people from their own rooftops. When three young coworkers at a poorly-attended slumber party start hearing footsteps on the roof, they fear the worst. (imdb)
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    Rose Red (2002)
    Rose Red (2002) - TV Mini-Series
    Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there. (imdb)
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    Shooters (2002)
    An ex-convict with a drug problem, who lacks the skills to be anything other than a flim-flam man, has gotten his friend Gilly into a tight spot the minute he's out of jail, by putting Gilly's money into gun-buying proposition. Soon the pair must tangle with a variety of nefarious types in order to get their lives straightened out. (allmovieguide.com)
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    Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
    Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, newly-engaged New Yorker Melanie (Witherspoon) sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past (including her redneck husband), only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can never take the South out of the girl. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    Abandon (2002)
    A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two year, unexplained absence... (imdb)
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    Snakeskin (2001)
    A hitchhiker takes two kids on the ride of their dreams, but they soon learn that their newfound hero is just as capable of delivering nightmares. (imdb)
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    24 (2001)
    24 (2001) - TV Series
    Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster. (imdb)
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    But I
    Megan is an all-American girl. She's a cheerleader, she has a boyfriend, etc. But she doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. And she only has pictures of girls up in her locker. Her parents and friends conclude that she *must* be gay and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, full of admittedly homosexual misfits, where she can learn to how to be straight. Will Megan be turned around to successful heterosexuality, or will she succumb to her love for the beautiful Graham? (imdb)
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    Coyote Ugly (2000)
    Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford (Perabo) heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    Detroit Rock City (1999)
    Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians. Plays like a KISS advertisement but the GIV'R mentality leaves the viewer with a smile on their face. (imdb)
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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
    The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (imdb)
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    Heavenly Creatures (1994)
    Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (imdb)
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