Adams, Joey Lauren
Most widely held works by Joey Lauren Adams
The break-up ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. Neither one is willing to move out of the condo they once shared. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants, including a few complete strangers, they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises. But they might just realize that they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.
Big daddy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old Julian to impress her. She's not impressed and he can't return the kid.
Chasing Amy ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
The complications of love and friendship among three New Jersey comic book artists: Holden, his partner Banky, and Alyssa, the woman Holden falls in love with only to be thwarted by her sexuality.
Dazed and confused ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Coming of age story of high school students in the '70s. Eight seniors facing life after high school have one last party.
Come early morning ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Lucy is a 30-something Southern woman who lives in a small town. She keeps waking up with a hangover and a stranger in her bed. The more she searches for love, the further she gets from it. When Cal moves to town, Lucy is finally able to break free of her old ways and finds the love that she has been looking for.
Trucker ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
A long-haul trucker living a carefree life is forced to take care of the son she hasn't seen since he was a baby when his father is in the hospital. Now the child and mother must learn to live together and leave their strained past behind.
Mallrats ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
When T.S. is dumped by his girlfriend, he retreats to the mall with his comic book-loving best friend Brodie, whose girlfriend has also left him. Between brooding and visits to the food court, the unmotivated suburban New Jersey teenagers decide to win their girlfriends back with the help of Silent Bob and Jay, the ultimate delinquents, as they scheme to disrupt T.S.'s girlfriend's father's dating game TV show that is going to be broadcast from the local mall.
Beautiful ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Mona (Minnie Driver) has a fantasy of becoming Miss American Miss. She will do anything to obtain her dream.
Grand champion ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
"A lively tale of a spunky young boy, Buddy, and his prize-winning calf, Hokey, as they climb the ranks of Texas stock shows to win the coveted top award. When Buddy learns of plans to make Hokey the "guest-of-honor" at a barbecue, he and his friends decide to take matters into their own hands"--Container.
Dazed and confused ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Explores the last day of school -- and one rowdy night -- in the lives of a group of high school students in late May, 1976.
Harvard man ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Alan is an all-star Harvard man. He's ambitious, intelligent and star of the college basketball team, juggling two girlfriends. Girlfriend no. 1, his Philosophy professor, Chesney. Girlfriend no. 2, Cindy, a sexy college cheerleader and mob boss daughter with all the right moves, including the beauty, money and power to lure Alan right where she wants him. Needing money, Alan agrees to fix the basketball games. The scheme works until the FBI cathes on.
The big empty ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
John is living in Los Angeles and is starting to buckle under the pressure of his own failures. With no jobs coming in and a massive credit card debt to pay off, John works part-time as a courier. Out of the blue, a strange man makes John an offer that involves delivering a suitcase to a man in Baker, CA. John will receive $27,000 in cash if he can get it to the man. John's first tip off that something odd is going on comes when, along with the suitcase, he's given a loaded gun and instructions to defend the package with his life if necessary.
The dress code ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Bruno, whose parents are divorced, is an eight-year-old spelling bee whiz, who likes to dress in an unique manner. At his Catholic school he is the favorite target of the schoolyard bullies, and even Mother Superior doesn't like or understand his uniqueness. His mom is all for being different, while his dad sees him as being weak. Bruno's grandmother steps in to try and understand, while at the same time trying to get her son, Bruno's dad, to accept his son, just the way he is.
A cool, dry place ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and French and held by 104 libraries worldwide
When a handsome attorney is caught in the middle of a romantic triangle, he is forced to choose between his estranged wife who wants him back and his sexy young girlfriend who wants him all to herself.
Bio-dome ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Bud and Doyle, two goofball slackers, get more than they bargained for when they are unwittingly sealed for a year inside the "Bio-Dome," an environmentally controlled scientific community.
In the shadows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
A hitman is preparing to kill a Hollywood director, but finds himself drawn to stunt work and his target's daughter.
ExTerminators ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Alex finds herself in a court ordered rage-therapy group after a bad breakup with her boyfriend. There she meets Stella, the owner of an extermination business who might be killing more than bugs, and Nikki, a dental technician with the face of an angel and the mind of a sociopath. Together these women form their own "silent revolution," wreaking havoc on the men of Texas with their own brand of girl justice--Container.
Beeper ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Dr. Richard Avery's son is kidnapped while the two are visiting India. Avery soon faces a 24-hour nightmare inside the dangerous underworld. He is given a beeper, which provides the only clues to his son's whereabouts.
The gunman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Detective Ben Simms' life spins out of control when his wife is murdered by a serial killer. With his personal life in shambles, he is reassigned to assist a rookie cop. Their target is a relentless vigilante who executes criminals before they are arrested. As the investigation goes on, Ben learns that the vigilante is hunting his wife's killer. Can he bring himself to stop the very person who will avenge his loss?
Bunny whipped ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Bob Whipple is a sportswriter who feels his life is going nowhere. When he learns that America's most beloved rap star has been murdered, he becomes a vigilante superhero without any real superhero powers: The Whip!
Adoption Alcohol and sex Attachment behavior Basketball players Beauty contestants Bullying Cartoonists Cheerleading Comedy films Comedy films Coming-of-age films Condominiums Drama Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films Films for the hearing impaired Foster parents Friendship Gambling and crime Harvard University High school students High school students--Conduct of life Independent films Interpersonal relations in adolescence Juvenile works Lesbians Livestock exhibitions Livestock--Judging Livestock--Showing Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Mothers and sons New Jersey Nineteen seventies Psychological warfare Romantic comedy films Shopping malls Southern States Students--Conduct of life Teenagers Texas Truck drivers United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women--Sexual behavior
Multiple languages (2)
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