Young Hollywood Collection

22/09/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 22/09/2008
  |  648 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of films featuring Hollywood's rising stars. In 'Knocked Up' (2007), slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and up-and-coming career girl Alison (Katherine Heigl) meet at a bar and end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison asks to meet up with him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake. In 'A Knight's Tale' (2000), William (Heath Ledger) is a young squire with a talent for jousting. When his master dies somewhat prematurely William sets off with his friends, and an unknown writer called Chaucer (Paul Bettany). Chaucer agrees to forge documents that will 'prove' William's status as a knight and hence his eligibility to enter jousting competitions. Romance and fighting soon ensue in this historico-comedy with a contemporary rock soundtrack. In '40 Days and 40 Nights' (2001), after being dumped by his girlfriend, web designer Matt Sullivan (Josh Hartnett) begins to get panic attacks whenever he is about to have sex, and as a result decides to give it up for lent. His co-workers find this very amusing, and begin taking bets on whether Matt will be able to live up to his vow; something which proves especially difficult for the young man when he meets new girl Erica (Shannyn Sossamon) at the laundrette, and promptly falls for her. What will Erica think when she finds out about Matt's vow? And how will he fare when his ex-girlfriend decides to do her best to get him back? In '13 going on 30' (2004), Jennifer Garner plays Jenna Rink, who at the start of the film is a typical awkward adolescent, constantly dreaming of being popular and accepted as part of the in-crowd at school. During her thirteenth birthday party, she finds herself sitting alone and humiliated in a dark closet after being rejected during a teenage kissing game - and fervently wishes that there might be some way to avoid the trials and tribulations of the teenage years that stretch so cruelly and inevitably ahead of her. When she emerges, she gets the surprise of her life: she's popular, beautiful, successful - and days away from her 30th birthday. The only problem is, her mind has not matured to match her new womanly body, career or love-life. In 'Georgia Rule' (2007), Californian teen-with-attitude Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) finally takes it too far when she crashes her alcoholic mother Lily's (Felicity Huffman) car. Having previously vowed never to return, but with no options left, Lily decides to farm her out to her mother Georgia (Jane Fonda), a strict matriarch, who lives on a small farm in a Mormon town in Idaho. Over the course of the summer, Rachel, who initially rebels against the 'Georgia rules' of her grandmother - based around respect for God and a hard day's work - gradually begins to acclimatise to her new life, finally accepting responsibilty and learning compassion for her mother. Finally, in 'Honey' (2003), Jessica Alba is Honey Daniels, an ordinary girl who works in her local record store and teaches dance classes at the community centre. At the weekends she goes dancing at the nightclubs downtown, where she meets Michael Ellis (David Moscow), a music video producer who gives her the chance to work for him as a choreographer - her dream job. But it soon materialises that he has his own agenda, which Honey is unwilling to comply with. Guest stars include Missy Elliott, Jay-Z and Tweet as themselves.