Movies like Now and Then

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Now and Then (1995)
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Now and Then
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, sexy, sweet, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, friendship, small town, childhood, oldies, best friends, adolescence, unlikely friendships, pregnancy, women, divorce, coming-of-age, male nudity, self discovery, reunion, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, mentor, runaway, pornography, teenage life, destiny, storytelling, revenge, truth or dare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, year 1991, year 1970, 1990s
Place: indiana, usa
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Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Say Anything...
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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100 min.
 7.4
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Mystic Pizza
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in Mystic Connecticut.
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Place: connecticut, new england, usa, england, london
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The Inkwell
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Inkwell is about a 16-year-old boy coming of age on Martha's Vineyard in the summer of 1976.
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Shag - More Dancing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne take her to Myrtle Beach for one last irresponsible weekend.
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How to Make an American Quilt
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn visits her grandmother, Hy, and great aunt, Glady Joe Cleary, in Grasse, Calif. There, Finn learns that ...
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Mermaids
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, feel good ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, massachusetts, texas
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Class
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, romantic ...
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Plot: romance, high school, coming of age, pregnancy, teenager, divorce, drugs/alcohol, friendship, teenagers, relationships, suburbs, teenage life ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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    User:   40%
 
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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