Movies like Paradise 1991

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Paradise (1991)
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Paradise (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Willard Young is a 10-year-old boy who is sent by his mother to stay with her best friend Lily Reed, who lives in the Delta shrimp-fishing country in a town called Paradise. Lily and her husband Ben have been living in an unmentioned emotional vacuum since the death of their own three year old boy. Willie makes friends with the local 9-year-old tomboy Billie Pike, who teaches him to be comfortable with himself. When Willard gains a handle on his own emotions, he can now help Lily and Ben to connect, overcome grief and rediscover themselves.
Style: touching, emotional, feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, sexy, dramatic, sweet, poignant ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, pregnancy, youth, friends, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples, dysfunctional family, love affair, infidelity, family problems, single parent, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, estrangement, human nature, small town life, death in the family, hopes, unfulfillment, dealing with death, couple relations ...
Time: 90s

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Clara's Heart (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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Men Don't Leave (1990)
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Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: kids, teens
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic ...
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Duration: 126 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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