Irving Rosenfeld dabbles in forgery and loan-sharking, but when he falls for fellow grifter Sydney Prosser, things change in a big way. Caught red-handed by FBI agent Richie DiMaso, Irv and Sydney are forced to work under cover as part of DiMaso's sting operation to nail a New Jersey mayor . Meanwhile, Irv's jealous wife may be the one to bring everyone's world crashing down. Based on the 1970s Abscam case.
Snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffers a traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics. His family stands by his side as he struggles through rehab, but they object when he expresses his desire to return to his favorite sport.
Having survived the first part of their unsettling journey, Bilbo Baggins and his companions continue east. More dangers await them, including the skin-changer Beorn and the giant spiders of Milkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood Elves, Bilbo and the dwarves journey to Lake-town and, finally, to the Lonely Mountain, where they face the greatest danger of all: the fearsome dragon Smaug .
Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to ``Mary Poppins.'' The author, P.L. Travers, proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.
Madea accompanies her niece, Eileen, to the small town of Buck Tussel to pay a surprise visit to Eileen's daughter, Lacey, who has refused to come home for Christmas. The real reason Lacey is avoiding her judgmental mother is that she has secretly married Connor, a white classmate from college. When Eileen and Madea arrive at Lacey's farm, she tells them that Connor is an employee, but her lie soon spins out of control.
A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after a long love affair ends, Theodore becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets ``Samantha'', whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though friends initially, their feelings soon deepen into love.