The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

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{5/5} “Sometimes books don’t find us until the right time.” The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, released in 2022 A. J. Fikry owns a bookstore. He had a copy of a rare book that he was planning to auction off and retire on the proceeds. But someone stole it. Or maybe he did something […]

Witness

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{5/5} “‘Maybe, sergeant, you could do a little telephoning.’ ‘Yeah, maybe I could. But since the Amish don’t have any telephones I wouldn’t know who to call.’” Witness, released in 1985 Samuel, an Amish boy, witnesses a murder in a train station bathroom. While at the police station with the man assigned to the case, […]

Little Women

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{5/5} “You wouldn’t actually marry one of these men, would you?” Little Women, released in 2019 Meg March wants to wear pretty dresses, go dancing, and get married. Her sister Jo wants to be a writer, but will dance if the occasion permits. Amy wants to go to Paris and become an artist. Beth, a […]

It Had to Be You

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{5/5} “‘I think you’re a 10… Why, what do you think I am?’ ‘I think we just grade differently.’” It Had to Be You, released in 2015 Sonia finds out that Chris is going to propose, and she freaks out. She loves him, but she just isn’t sure she’s ready for marriage. Although 2 of […]

Always Be My Maybe

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{4.5/5} “You are scaring the goats.” Always Be My Maybe, released in 2019 Sasha and Marcus hung out together all the time as kids and teenagers. But they drifted apart. Sasha is a high-end restauranteur and Marcus works with his dad doing heating and air conditioning. When Sasha returns to San Francisco to open a […]

Enchanted

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{5/5} “‘You need me to call somebody for you?’ ‘Well, I don’t think they’d hear you from here.’” Enchanted, released in 2007 The Queen doesn’t want her stepson Edward to get married because then that princess will usurp her. When Edward meets Giselle he immediately wants to marry her, but the Queen sends her somewhere […]

Just Like Heaven

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{5/5} “Maybe you’re not dead. Maybe you’re just very… light.” Just Like Heaven, released in 2005 Elizabeth is a doctor who had been working for 26 hours when she gets in a car accident. She’s now in a coma. David is a widower who’s looking for a new place to live when he finds a […]

Emma.

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{5/5} “I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Fortune I do not want. Employment I do not want. Consequence I do not want.” Emma., released in 2020 Although Emma isn’t interested in marriage for herself, she prides herself on her ability to make matches for others. When her friend Harriett receives […]

Love Actually

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{5/5} “Sam, you’ve got nothin’ to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t!” Love Actually, released in 2003 The new Prime Minister of Britain finds himself attracted to one of his staff. Jamie finds out that his brother is sleeping with his girlfriend so he heads out to the countryside for some time […]

Jerry Maguire

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{5/5} “You had me at ‘Hello.’” Jerry Maguire, released in 1996 Jerry Maguire is a sports agent who writes a revolutionary mission statement at 2:00 am and prints out a copy for everyone in his organization. He gets fired, and is left with only one client — and one accountant named Dorothy. Jerry breaks up […]