Most widely held works about Dianne Wiest
Most widely held works by Dianne Wiest
Edward Scissorhands ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,530 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon Lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastic adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.
Dan in real life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie.
Rabbit hole ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis.
Hannah and her sisters ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
A look at three sisters and the relationships they have with one another, and with the men in their lives.
The horse whisperer ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family.
The horse whisperer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family.
Synecdoche, New York ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 916 libraries worldwide
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs.
The birdcage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 874 libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family. Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down.
Bullets over Broadway ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
David Shayne is an idealistic young writer who'll do anything to get his first Broadway play off the ground -- even if it means teaming up with the mob!
Footloose ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality.
Parenthood ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right" way.
Little man Tate ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 804 libraries worldwide
A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development.
Footloose ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 726 libraries worldwide
A fatherless teen-age boy from Chicago, who likes to dance, tries to shake up his new small midwestern hometown of Bomont, which doesn't allow public dancing. Bomont's Baptist minister is a staunch supporter of the ban on public dancing, but has a "loose" teenage daughter in high school who doesn't share his views on the ban. The two teenagers develop a mutual affection for each other and fight the town's ban on dancing in order to have a high school dance.
The 10th kingdom ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
When Virginia (Kimberly Williams), a young New York waitress, befriends a dog that is actually a bewitched prince from a parallel universe, their two worlds collide. Virginia, her father (John Larroquette) and the dog prince are transported through a magic mirror to The Land of Nine Kingdoms. Along the way, Virginia falls in love with Wolf (Scott Cohen), a complicated half-man, half-wolf, and the foursome meet up with Cinderella, Snow White and a grisly Troll King.
The birdcage ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and French and held by 678 libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family: Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down.
Practical magic ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and German and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love.
Hannah and her sisters ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 621 libraries worldwide
A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives.
In treatment. [Season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Paul is a therapist who exhibits great insight and confidence when treating his patients. But Paul suffers crippling insecurities and is counseled by his own therapist, Gina. Adding to his list of growing concerns, his wife Kate is overcome with feelings of neglect and resents competing for his attention. Paul's patients include a young doctor who is in love with Paul; a Navy pilot who is reevaluating his life after a failed mission in Iraq; a teenage gymnast with suicidal tendencies; and a passionate couple who are troubled in all other areas of their lives.
Passengers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
After a plane crash, Claire, a young therapist, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. They share their recollections of the incident. Some say there was an explosion, but the airline claims it never happened. Claire becomes intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Despite her better judgment, her professional relationship with him blossoms into a romance. Then the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.
Radio days ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
A look back at radio from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, focusing on an extended Jewish family, all avid radio listeners, and on a young woman who eventually succeeds as a radio gossip columnist.
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