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Tent, Kevin

Overview
Works: 11 works in 30 publications in 3 languages and 10,503 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic comedy films  Road films  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Film editor, Author, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Kevin Tent
Publications by Kevin Tent
Most widely held works by Kevin Tent
About Schmidt by Kevin Tent( visu )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2,115 libraries worldwide
Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent
The descendants by Alexander Payne( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2,083 libraries worldwide
Matt King is an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries
Nebraska by Alexander Payne( visu )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and German and held by 1,818 libraries worldwide
"A father and son steer the American road comedy into a vanishing Midwest on the trail of a dubious fortune - and in search of an understanding of each other that once seemed impossible. This is the story of the Grant family of Hawthorne, Nebraska. Now transplanted to Billings, Montana, stubborn, taciturn Woody is well past his prime -- such as it ever was -- and possibly his usefulness, but he believes he's got one last shot at mattering: a notice that he's the lucky winner of a million-dollar sweepstakes. To claim his fortune, Woody insists he must quickly get to the sweepstakes company's office in Lincoln, Nebraska - a-750-mile journey that seems unlikely given that he can barely shuffle down the road a few blocks, at least not without stopping for a drink. Worried for his father's state of mind, it falls to Woody's reluctant, baffled son David to accompany him on a trip that seems hilariously futile on the surface. Yet, their odd journey becomes a kind of modern family odyssey. When Woody and David make a pit-stop in their hometown of Hawthorne - with the Grant's tart-tongued matriarch and anchor-man son joining them - word of Woody's fortune makes him, momentarily, a returning hero. Then it brings out the vultures. But it also opens a view into the unseen lives of David's parents and a past more alive than he ever imagined."--Container
Blow by Ted Demme( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of George Jung. This is an uncompromising look at the rise and fall of the man who became the largest importer of Colombia cocaine to the United States in the 1970's
I don't know how she does it by Allison Pearson( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids. When Kate gets handed a major new account that will require frequent trips to New York, Richard also wins the new job he's been hoping for and both will be spreading themselves even thinner. Complicating matters is Kate's charming new business associate Jack Abelhammer, who begins to prove an unexpected source of temptation
The Clearing by Robert Redford( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
A successful businessman is kidnapped by a mysterious man, who is disturbingly familiar with the intimate details of his prisoner's personal life
Disconnect by Jason Bateman( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
"A hard-working lawyer attached to his cell phone can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues, and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world"--Container
Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous American psychiatric hospital in the late 1960's. Questionably diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Susanna rebels against the head nurse and top psychiatrist, choosing instead to befriend the resident "loonies" -- a group of troubled women including the sociopath Lisa. But Susanna quickly learns if she wants her freedom, she'll have to face the person who terrifies her most of all: herself
Guncrazy ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The story of a young woman, sexually used and abused by every man she's ever known, who becomes pen pals with a convict. Gaining strength and self confidence from their correspondence she takes control of her life. After they meet and become lovers, she kills her abusive guardian and the pair go on the run
Sideways by Alexander Payne( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Jack and Miles were college roommates, and despite their differences, they have been friends ever since. Jack is an actor, whose career high point is a stint as a soap opera regular. English teacher and oenophile Miles would much rather be a published novelist. Jack is about to get married, so depressed, divorced Miles suggests they hit the road for a week-long bachelor party amidst the rolling hillsides and gorgeous sunsets of wine country near Santa Barbara. A little golf, a lot of wine, how could it possibly go sideways?
A propósito de Schmidt ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Warren Schmidt, un misantropo che ha speso una vita in una società di assicurazioni, all'età di 66 anni va in pensione. Potrebbe essere giunto il momento di godersela, ma la moglie Helen muore all'improvviso. Schmidt decide allora di andare a Denver, per tentare di convincere l'adorata figlia Jeannie a non sposare il fidanzato, un bellimbusto venditore di materassi ad acqua. Tutto andrà a rotoli: la figlia si sposerà, lui si troverà a vagare senza meta per gli States, e scoprirà persino che anni prima la moglie l'aveva tradito con il suo migliore amico; insperatamente, però, troverà un amico: un bambino nigeriano, adottato a distanza, a cui Schmidt affida i suoi pensieri, e che in cambio gli invierà un disegno. (Mymovies)
 
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English (28)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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