The Theory of Everything

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{5/5} “Your glasses are always dirty.” The Theory of Everything, released in 2014 Stephen Hawking is a physics student and Jane Wilde is an arts student at Cambridge in 1963. Just as they start to pursue a romance, Stephen finds out that he has motor neuron disease. The doctor gives him only 2 years to […]

Notting Hill

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{5/5} “And don’t forget I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill, released in 1999 William runs a travel book shop which isn’t doing so well. One day Anna Scott drops by — she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world. When he […]

The Light Between Oceans

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{5/5} “For many years, everything I touched would fade away. And you are so full of life. That scares me.” The Light Between Oceans, released in 2016 Tom, having fought in World War I, decides to becomes a lighthouse keeper — at least temporarily, filling in for someone who had a nervous breakdown. When he […]

Equals

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{4.5/5} “Individuals diagnosed with SOS need not suffer another day. Contact your doctor immediately to receive the Ashby ENI cure and rejoin the ranks of equals.” Equals, released in 2016 Silas lives in a society where people are emotionless. Except for defectives who are taken away for treatment and containment. Silas thinks he’s OK except […]

Shakespeare in Love

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{5/5} “Good title.” Shakespeare in Love, released in 1998 In 1593 Will Shakespeare is having a bit of writer’s block. His patron is demanding a comedy, and soon. He has a title — “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter” — and that’s it. Meanwhile, Viola wants to be an actor so much she will pretend […]

Brooklyn

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{5/5} “I’ll tell you this much: I am going to ask Father Flood to preach a sermon on the dangers of giddiness. I now see that giddiness is the eighth deadly sin. A giddy girl is every bit as evil as a slothful man, and the noise she makes is a lot worse.” Brooklyn, released […]

Cashback

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{4.5/5} “The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you’re the pilot.” Cashback, released in 2006 Ben’s in art school and wants to be a painter. Ben and Suzy break up, leaving Ben devastated. He can’t sleep, so he starts working a night shift at a supermarket. Each of his colleagues […]

The Adjustment Bureau

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{5/5} “We… are the people who make sure things happen according to plan.” The Adjustment Bureau, released in 2011 David ran for the senate in New York but lost. On the night of the election he ran into an intriguing woman — a few months later he runs into her again. David finds out her […]

What If

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{5/5} “You don’t realize how quickly everything can fall apart until it does — it makes you never want to give up anything good ever again.” What If aka The F Word, released in 2013 Wallace and Chantry meet at a party and connect with each other. When Chantry reveals she has a boyfriend Wallace decides […]

Romantics Anonymous

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{5/5} “I’m sorry but it won’t work. I love you and I know you love me. But it’s a recipe for disaster. We’ll get to know each other, warts and all. We’ll annoy each other, stop communicating, and end up hating each other.” Romantics Anonymous, released in 2010 Angélique is a chocolate maker. But she’s […]