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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
Original name: The Other Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge a connection with her stepson William and to resist the interference of Jack's jealous ex-wife.
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, romantic rivalry, overcoming, hapless, stepmother, woman, united states of america, central park manhattan new york city
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, unfulfillment, couple relations and love and romance mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Love and Other Impossible Pursuits: Now, Forager (2012), The Grief of Others (2015), Alpha Male (2006), The Event (2003), Constellation (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Now, Forager
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Duration: 93 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Ryries have suffered a loss: the death of a baby just fifty-seven hours after his birth. Without words to express their grief, the parents, John and Ricky, try to return to their previous lives. The couple's children, ten-year-old Biscuit ...
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Alpha Male
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Steam
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Betrayed at 17
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Country: USA
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The Sisters
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, rough
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
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