Movies like The Toe Tactic

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The Toe Tactic
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mona is nearly overwhelmed by grief and depression. After her father's death, she's cut herself off: leaving teaching - she now temps as an office assistant, ignoring her mother's calls, talking to herself in mirrors, and rejecting any offered intimacy. She's watched over by comic extraterrestrial beings whom we see as cartoon squiggles. They ensure that random acts bring her connections - with a neighbor boy, his mother, and his surreptitious piano teacher (the lad wants to surprise his mom). She also meets an elevator operator in the building where she temps for Ms. Hadaway, a widow with perfect diction. Can Mona take a few steps on the road to expressing emotion?
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, offbeat, stylized
Plot: benign alien, dealing with death, homecoming, imaginary, unfulfillment, human nature, singleness, death in the family, family problems, single woman, young woman, piano lesson, guitar, polaroid, polaroid camera, birthday present, piano, piano teacher, elevator operator, extraterrestrial, dead father, grief, photograph, scarf, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Six Feet Under
Comedy, Drama
USA
55 min.
 8.7
It's Such a Beautiful Day
Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
USA
62 min.
 8.3
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Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
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Country: USA
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Style: surreal, dark, gothic, bleak, colourful ...
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