The Pretty One

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{4.5/5} “I broke my arm once, so I can relate.” The Pretty One, released in 2013 Laurel lives at home and paints with her dad. Her twin sister Audrey is a real estate agent who visits on their birthday. When the twins are in a car accident, Audrey is killed. Laurel realizes that the people […]

Sense and Sensibility

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{5/5} “Oh, my dears, what a commotion.” Sense and Sensibility, released in 1995 When Mr. Dashwood dies he leaves his home to his son, because of the law. That means his second wife and three daughters must move out, which they’re not happy about. When Elinor Dashwood meets her half brother’s brother-in-law Edward, she finds […]

About Time

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{5/5} “Don’t call too often. Your mother doesn’t like to be disturbed.” About Time, released in 2013 Tim had a relatively normal childhood, but when he turns 21 his father tells him something astonishing — the men in the family can travel through time. Tim thinks he’s joking at first but when he tries it […]

The Big Sick

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{5/5} “Hey, can we have an awkward hug before we part forever?” The Big Sick, released in 2017 Kumail is a stand-up comic and he meets Emily at one of his gigs. They hit it off right away and start dating. Things are going really well but Kumail is worried because his family insists that […]

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 […]