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Messina, Chris

Overview
Works: 65 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 16,244 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  History  Short stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Messina
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )
19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An amateur chef decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook by celebrity chef Julia Child and chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year
Argo by Ben Affleck( Visual )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the American embassy in Tehran and captured dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal and a quake in global politics still felt today. But there's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped. And a mid-level agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen( Visual )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vicky is a smart, sensible brunette. Cristina is an amorous, freethinking blond. They've just arrived in Barcelona, where they will be spending the summer. Sultry Spanish painter Juan Antonio introduces himself and immediately offers to whisk them away for a weekend of sightseeing and threesomes. But there is an ex-wife, who soon appears. Maria Elena is wildly beautiful, wildly brilliant, wildly moody, and wildly wild. There is wine, melancholy music, soulful talk of art and emotions and tales tempestuous relationships. The city is magnificent, and everybody finishes the summer a little wiser and with a lifetime of memories. What more could you ask?
Made of honor by Paul Weiland( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom and Hannah have been platonic friends for over ten years. He's a serial dater, while she wants marriage but hasn't found Mr. Right. Just as Tom is starting to think that he has fallen in love with Hannah and is real relationship material for her, she tells him that she is engaged. When she asks Tom to be her 'maid' of honor, he reluctantly agrees just so he can attempt to stop the wedding and woo her
Away we go by Sam Mendes( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience
Like crazy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is fragile. When a British college student falls for her American classmate, they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey--only to be separated by circumstances beyond their control. ... Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart."--Container
Greenberg by Noah Baumbach( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member 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
Celeste and Jesse forever ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celeste and Jesse have been best friends since they can remember. High school sweethearts, they eventually got married--and now they're getting divorced. While their friends don't think the couple can stay friends after the divorce, Celeste and Jesse are determined to prove them wrong. But when Jesse begins dating again, Celeste finds it harder to move on than she thought it would be
Devil ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them, and no one can escape their fate. This chilling, supernatural thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to a heart-stopping ending with a truly wicked twist
An invisible sign ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mona Gray is a quirky young woman who hides in a private world of numbers after her beloved mathematician father falls ill. But when Mona is offered a job as an elementary school math teacher, she will introduce the students to her own eccentric gift for numerical obsession. Can the joys of arithmetic multiplied by a shy romance with the school science teacher help Mona discover a new life she can count on?
Palo Alto by James Franco( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
April is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on her classmate Teddy. Fred, a live wire without filters or boundaries, seduces Emily, a promiscuous loner who seeks validation through sexual encounters. As one high school party bleeds into the next, April and Teddy struggle to admit their mutual affection and Fred's escalating recklessness starts to spiral into chaos
The Mindy project ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Mindy, a single OB/GYN who wants her life to be like a romantic comedy but just can't find the right leading man. As she attempts to balance her unpredictable workplace with some truly offbeat dating situations, Mindy soon discovers that the prescription for happiness is filled with comical side effects. Contains all 24 episodes from the first season
Brief interviews with hideous men ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being abruptly dumped by her boyfriend, a graduate student decides to interview a series of men about their reasons for behaving badly. What follows is an intimate portrait of the male species at their best, worst and most hilariously complex, confessing their desires, failtures, frustrations and resentments
Ira & Abby ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sweet, hilarious romantic comedy that examines the issues of marriage, monogamy and whether 'I do' is the only path to life-long love and happiness
The giant mechanical man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unemployed thirty-something woman, with no direction in her life falls for a street performer
The Mindy project ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The optimistic Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) is about to learn that fantasy doesn't always mesh with reality. After a stint in Haiti with her pastor boyfriend, Mindy returns to New York City, only to find that her relationship with Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) is more complicated than ever before. In this surprising second season, Mindy struggles to get in shape, fast-track her career, and find love in the most unexpected places. Watch all 22 hilarious episodes from the complete second season
Brief interviews with hideous men by David Foster Wallace( Recording )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Foster Wallace delivers a collection of twenty-two hilarious and unique stories
Monogamy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wedding photographer Theo and his fiancee live a comfortable life in Brooklyn. Bored with his job, and anxious about his upcoming wedding, Theo takes a job to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of people as they go about their day. Things go smoothly until a sexy new customer's very public exhibitionism sparks an obsession in Theo. As he captures her day and night, the woman's mysterious trysts and illicit behavior force him to confront the truths about his sex life and relationship at home
28 hotel rooms ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man and a woman meet each other in a hotel while they are both traveling on business. Flirtation leads to a feverish night of sex that both find hard to forget. Although she is married, and he has a girlfriend, their intense attraction turns a seemingly casual one-night stand into a continual series of passionate hotel trysts, uniting them in a profound and unconventional relationship. Unfolding as a collage of moments some sexy, some innocent, some profound, some silly. An intimate portrait of an affair in which two people wrestle with the intoxication of sex and the confusion of loving more than one person
Mindy project, the - season one ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Mindy (Mindy Kaling), a single OB/GYN who wants her life to be like a romantic comedy but just can't find the right leading man. As she attempts to balance her unpredictable workplace with some truly offbeat dating situations, Mindy soon discovers that the prescription for happiness is filled with comical side effects
 
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