August 31, 2009 |
"The Open Road" is no Grand Prix winner, but it's no six-car pileup either. It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path. Justin Timberlake stars as Clayton Garrett, a struggling ballplayer apparently too thoughtful for his own good. His seriously ill mother (Mary Steenburgen) dispatches him to bring his long-estranged father, a baseball legend, to her hospital bedside. Clayton collects his beloved ex (the enchanting Kate Mara) and sets off to persuade Dad, hurt feelings and all, to see Mom. Here, the film finds its real engine: Jeff Bridges as Kyle Garrett.
May 1, 1988
Although it was titled "The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank," this TV movie was more about the courageous Miep Gies, who sheltered Anne, her family and other Jews during World War II. Mary Steenburgen did an excellent job of portraying Gies. Kenneth L. Zimmerman, Cypress
June 18, 2003
Renewed: CBS has picked up 13 episodes of "Becker" for midseason, meaning both Ted Danson -- the star of the 4-year-old comedy -- and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, will be working for the network. She's starring in the new series "Joan of Arcadia." * Resigned: Elizabeth Harpel Kehler has resigned as executive director of American Ballet Theater in New York. She was the third person to serve in the post in the last three years. A successor was not immediately named.
October 7, 1995 |
President Clinton, wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea arrived here Friday night and were rushed to a rehearsal dinner and party for today's wedding of actors Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson. The Clintons are spending the weekend at the home of Dick Friedman, a real estate businessman who also hosted the First Family on their summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard in 1994.
February 5, 2006 |
ANYONE who has seen David Mamet's tough-talking, all-male plays -- including "American Buffalo," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Romance" -- might assume that his writing and directing "Boston Marriage," a corseted, turn-of-the-century drawing room comedy with an all-female cast, would be like loosing an American buffalo in a china shop.