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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
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Gas, Food Lodging (1992)
Original name: Gas Food Lodging
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the boring desert of New Mexico, a single mother raises her two teenage daughters, Shade and Trudi, whose deepest desire is to leave the dead calm town. Shade is the type to escape in her extravagant fantasies while Trudi is so rebelious it could drive her away.
Style: touching, realistic, sexy, enigmatic, feel good, bleak, sweet, melancholic, harsh, talky ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, waitress, truancy, women, mother daughter relationship, small town, bittersweet, single mother, love, catastrophe, teenager, lesbian, artist, relationships, loneliness, family, friendship, age difference, male nudity, fantasy world, brutality, runaway, feminist, sexualized violence, deaf ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, argentina, usa, mexico

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Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: In a small North Carolina town, Paul, a womanizer, meets Noel, a confused intellectual returning home for the first time in years since she left for boarding school. The film depicts the typical romance of a good girl and a bad boy, in an ...
Style: romantic, sexy, melancholic, atmospheric, sincere ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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