New Videos: Monday, November 23

Why not grab a video or two from the library to watch this holiday week? It’s the perfect thing to do after the turkey and fixings have been all wrapped up and tucked into the fridge on Thursday evening.

Here are a few more of the new videos we’ve received lately:

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I Met a Girl

Devon, an aspiring musician with schizophrenia, is dependent on his brother, Nick, to care for him. However, when Nick’s wife, Olivia, becomes pregnant, they arrange for Devon to move out. A dejected Devon contemplates jumping from a rooftop but falls … before waking up in the home of a mysterious girl, Lucy. They spend a magical day together and Devon falls deeply in love. Devon tells Nick about the girl who “saved” him but Nick suspects that Lucy is another delusion. Devon, desperate to prove his sanity, impulsively embarks on an epic journey to find her. He gets on national TV and has a breakdown on live television, seen by Nick and Olivia. Nick flies out to rescue his brother as a shattered Devon starts to suspect that maybe Lucy isn’t real and that she never saved him. But as Devon contemplates what he accomplished by traversing the country on his own, he starts to realise that the only person who can save him … is himself.

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Blackbird

Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neil) summon their loved ones to their country house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her struggle on her own terms after a long battle with ALS. The couple plans a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily s daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily’s son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend, (Lindsay Duncan), her daughter’s partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus), and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love and a celebration of life.

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Words on Bathroom Walls

Adam is a pretty regular teen, except he’s navigating high school life while living with paranoid schizophrenia. His hallucinations include a cast of characters that range from the good (beautiful Rebecca) to the bad (angry Mob Boss) to the just plain weird (polite naked guy).
An experimental drug promises to help him hide his illness from the world. When Adam meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the normal, great guy that she thinks he is. But as the miracle drug begins to fail, how long can he keep this secret from the girl of his dreams?

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