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TIFF ’14: Movies in 10 words or less

We want things fast! Fast internet speeds, fast food — and now you can get fast facts on the best TIFF movies. Who needs to read detailed plot summaries that give away all the best parts of a movie when you can read our Toronto International Film Festival 2014 plots of 10 words or less?

This Is Where I Leave You

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard
10-word plot: Dysfunctional family reunites under the same roof when Dad dies.

The Equalizer

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Denzel Washington
10-word plot: Gun-toting modern-day knight saves damsel from Russian gang.

Far from Men

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Country of origin: France
Stars: Viggo Mortensen
10-word plot: Loner helps an accused murderer escape during the Algerian War.

Foxcatcher

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo
10-word plot: Wrestling champion’s true story about a fateful friendship with schizophrenic.

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Good Kill

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, January Jones, Jake Abel
10-word plot: A pilot’s job to control drones conflicts with his ethics.

The Good Lie

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll
10-word plot: The heart-warming story of a woman who takes in refugees.

Hector and the Search for Happiness

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Country of origin: Canada, Germany
Stars: Simon Pegg
10-word plot: A psychiatrist in a mid-life crisis searches for happiness.

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The Judge

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Robert Downey, Jr., Billy Bob Thornton, Dax Shepard, Robert Duvall
10-word plot: Big-shot lawyer defends his own father on first-degree murder charges.

Still Alice

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin
10-word plot: A 50-year-old university professor’s downward spiral with Alzheimer’s disease.

A Little Chaos

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Country of origin: U.K.
Stars: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci
10-word plot: Romance blossoms between a landscaper and King Louis XIV’s architect.

Map to the Stars

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Country of origin: Canada, Germany
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack
10-word plot: Hollywood family’s life is disrupted by mentally unstable fire starter.

Nightcrawler

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal
10-word plot: An intense man involved in the seedier side of journalism.

Time Out of Mind

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Richard Gere
10-word plot: A homeless man rekindles a relationship with his alienated daughter.

While We’re Young

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried
10-word plot: Life is turned upside down for an uptight married couple.

Whiplash

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Miles Teller
10-word plot: A young musician struggles to be the best at drumming.

Wild

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Country of origin: U.S.
Stars: Reese Witherspoon
10-word plot: A divorced heroin addict goes hiking with no experience.

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