Movies like Butterflies Are Free

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Butterflies Are Free
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Striving to be independent, the blind but determined Don Baker (Edward Albert) moves away from his overprotective mother (Eileen Heckart, who won an Oscar). After settling into his new San Francisco digs, Don meets kooky neighbor Jill Tanner (Goldie Hawn). Don's quick wit and good looks disarm the free-spirited Jill, and before long they're more than just friends. Will Mrs. Baker's incessant meddling destroy Don and Jill's budding relationship?
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, romantic, humorous, realistic, captivating, sweet, earnest, witty ...
Plot: blindness, romance, opposites attract, gay, drinking, parents and children, disability, mentor, runaway, dialogue, destiny, love and romance, adaptation, love story, happy ending, radio, couples, redemption, stereotypes, family, couple relations, neighbor, coming of age, fall in love, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey, new york
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The Goodbye Girl
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Duration: 123 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
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How Stella Got Her Groove Back
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Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
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