This biopic about food writer Nigel Slater is set in 1960s Britain, when a teenage Slater resents his new stepmother but finds solace in food and cooking. With Helena Bonham Carter, Ken Stott, Victoria Hamilton and Freddie Highmore. Written by Lee Hall. Directed by S.J. Clarkson. W2 Media

The Way

An American doctor travels to France to collect the remains of his adult son, who died while making a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, and then takes up the journey himself. With Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Deborah Kara Unger and Yorick Van Wageningen. Written and directed by Estevez. Producers Distribution Agency/Arc Entertainment

The Women on the 6th Floor

In 1960s Paris, a bourgeois stockbroker befriends the lively Spanish maids who work in his building and broaden his horizons. With Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Natalia Verbeke. Written by Jean-Philippe Le Guay and Jerome Tonerre. Directed by Le Guay. In French and Spanish, with English subtitles. Strand Releasing

OCT. 14

America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments

A documentary exploring our national obsession with weight loss and dieting. With Deepak Chopra, Evelyn Tribole and Howard Shapiro. Directed by Darryl Roberts. PMK Films

The Big Year

Three bird watchers engage in a fierce competition to see who can spot the most specimens. With Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Written by Howard Franklin. Directed by David Frankel. 20th Century Fox

Father of Invention

An infomercial guru who has lost everything and served eight years in prison because of a malfunctioning product tries to reinvent himself and reconcile with his estranged daughter. With Kevin Spacey, Virginia Madsen, Craig Robinson and Camilla Belle. Written by Jonathan D. Krane and Trent Cooper. Directed by Cooper. Anchor Bay Films

Fireflies in the Garden

When a seemingly ordinary, happy Midwestern family suffers a tragic loss, its members try to cope and must confront long-simmering tensions. With Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson. Written and directed by Dennis Lee.


A city boy shakes up an uptight Southern town that has banned dancing and rock music in this remake of the 1984 film of the same name. With Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid. Written by Dean Pitchford and Craig Brewer. Directed by Brewer. Paramount Pictures

Hell and Back Again

This documentary follows a company of U.S. Marines as they battle the Taliban in Afghanistan and then focuses on a 25-year-old sergeant as he returns home after being wounded and tries to readjust to civilian life. Directed by Danfung Dennis. In English and Pashtu with English subtitles. Docurama Films