Leigh, Jennifer Jason 1962-
Most widely held works by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Road to Perdition ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
Michael Sullivan works as an enforcer for his adopted father, Irish gangster John Rooney. When Sullivan's son, Mike Jr., witnesses one of his father's killings on Rooney's behalf, the gangster decides that his ward and his family are liabilities that must be removed. Sullivan tries to safeguard his son and get even with the man who betrayed him, while his son focuses on bonding with his emotionally distant father.
Greenberg ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Roger Greenberg is single, fortyish and deliberately doing nothing. In search of a place to restart his life, he agrees to housesit for his brother in LA and tries to reconnect with his former bandmate and successful ex-girlfriend. But old friends aren't necessarily still best friends, and Greenberg soon finds himself forging a connection with his brother's personal assistant, Florence. Greenberg has come to realize that he may at last have found a reason to be happy.
Synecdoche, New York ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 914 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 Hudsucker proxy ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker.
Margot at the wedding ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
When Margot and her son, Claude, come to attend the wedding of her sister, Pauline, it seems as if a family rift is being mended. Despite their best efforts, Margot and Pauline revert to their most dysfunctional selves. It does not help that Pauline's fiancé is woefully depressed and Margot's lover is as narcissistic as she is. Margot's estranged husband can't seem to recognize that Margot cringes at his every effort at reconciliation. Margot and Claude have both a loving and poisonous relationship and she begins to pull Claude down with her as she sinks in self-absorption.
Short cuts ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 748 libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
Dolores Claiborne ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Eighteen years ago the town accused Dolores Claiborne of murdering her husband in cold blood. Now a woman lies dead and a witness finds Dolores standing over the body. Her daughter is the only one who can save her life and the only thing that stands between guilt and innocence is the evil secret that made the daughter run away ten years ago.
The machinist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Trevor Reznik hasn't slept in a year. The shocking deterioration of his physical and mental health has made his every waking moment an unrelenting state of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror. His only solace from this living nightmare comes from an affectionate prostitute. When cryptic notes turn up mysteriously in his apartment and hallucinations of a co-worker that no one else sees causes a gruesome machine shop injury, he embarks on a journey to find out whether there is an elaborate plot to drive him mad or his fatigue has simply robbed him of reason.
Fast times at Ridgemont High ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 655 libraries worldwide
A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students.
Fast times at Ridgemont High ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
The struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence, success, sexuality, money, maturity, school, and particularly with just making it through the formative years.
The jacket ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
A Gulf War veteran has returned home with amnesia only to be convicted of a murder he didn't commit. While in an institution for the criminally insane he is put on a heavy course of experimental drugs and restrained in a jacket-like device and locked away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. The process mysteriously transports him to the future where he hopes to make changes that can alter the course of history.
Existenz ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 432 libraries worldwide
A designer of a virtual reality game is hunted by an assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation.
Backdraft ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Stephen McCaffrey and his younger brother Brian are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Assisting arson investigator Donald Rimgale, Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery.
Washington Square ( Visual )
in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Catherine, a lonely young woman, is swept off her feet by the handsome Morris Townsend. Suspicious of the young man's true intentions, her father threatens to disown her if she follows her heart and marries against his wishes.
Washington Square ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and German and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Catherine is a lonely young woman in search of happiness when she is swept off her feet by the handsome Morris Townsend. Suspicious of the young man's true intentions, however, her controlling father threatens to disown Catherine if she follows her heart and marries against his wishes!
Palindromes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
The story of a 13-year-old girl who wants to be a mother, as told through different actors playing the same character and her journey in a variety of ways.
Paint it black [a novel by Janet Fitch ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Josie Tyrell, a teen runaway and art model, falls in love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout. But when Michael commits suicide, Josie is left searching for the key to Michael's death. Compounding her grief and rage is Michael's pianist mother, Meredith, who holds Josie responsible for her only son's death. Despite a fierce mutual enmity, the two women find themselves drawn into an eerie relationship reflecting equal parts distrust and blind need.
In the cut ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 321 libraries worldwide
A lonely young woman in New York City gets tangled up in a murder investigation when a severed head is found in her garden. When she becomes involved with the homicide detective on the case, she realizes that the prime suspect may be closer than she likes to think.
The anniversary party ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and French and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Novelist Joe and his actress wife Sally throw a party to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their turbulent marriage. At the party both guests and hosts start telling each other the truth-- something rarely heard in Hollywood.
Single white female ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
In this psychological thriller, New Yorker Allie Jones advertises for a roommate and chooses mousy Hedra Carlson. Hedra takes over Allie's spare bedroom, her clothes, her boyfriend and her identity.
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