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Movie of the Week:
Bonneville. Jessica Lange, Joan Allen and Kathy Bates hit the road in this story about three friends who come of age for a second time on a trip across the great American West. What begins as a simple trip will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship and the importance of promises—and of letting go. South Coast Cinema, 162 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-1711; www.lagunaartmuseum.org. Thurs., March 20, 7 p.m. $20; Laguna Beach Film Society Members, free .
A Big Hand for the Little Lady. Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward star in this comedy western. All sorts of mayhem ensues when a high-stakes poker player drops dead at the table after betting everything he owns and his card-novice wife steps in to take his place. The Friday Film Forum will present a preshow program of shorts, cartoons and surprises. Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.
Transformers. Shia LeBeouf stars in this nonstop action film from Michael Bay. Based on the cartoon, shape-shifting robots do battle on planet Earth while mankind trembles in the wake. Full of intense action and ridiculous plotlines, Transformers has some of the quickest cutting of any film released in 2007. Bring an aspirin and a short attention span. You're going to need them. San Clemente Library, 242 Ave. del Mar, San Clemente, (949) 492-3493; www.ocpl.org. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.
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