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The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
Original name: The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When her daughter Shanna is disqualified from competing for her Junior High School cheer leading squad, Wanda Holloway tries to get her ex-husband's brother, Terry Harper, to hire a hitman to incapacitate Shanna's rival or the girl's mother. He wants nothing to do with it and after several unsuccessful attempts, finally manages to convince the police that Wanda is serious. She is eventually arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit murder but when the media get hold of the story, it becomes a sensation, making front page news around the world. Based on a true story.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, witty, realistic, biting, clever, offbeat
Plot: parents and children, murder, high school, crimes, small town, contests and competitions, investigation, obsession, junior high school, ruler, media satire, small town life, hitman, family life, deadly, dishonesty, family relations, cheerleader, cheerleading, dialect, bad mother, true crime, ex convict, trailer park, trampoline ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
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The Unbelievable Truth
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA
90 min.
 7.4
Smile
Comedy
USA
113 min.
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Bernie
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
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Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
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Duration: 95 min.
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    User:   50%
 
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2 Days in the Valley
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: clever, stylized, talky, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Six Ways to Sunday
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Norman Reedus stars as Harry Odum, a henpecked, 18-year-old momma's boy in Youngstown, Ohio, who -- with his violent temper -- impresses a local boss of the Jewish Mafia. Soon he's found his calling as a hit man alongside his crack addict ...
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    User:   39%
 
Drop Dead Gorgeous
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Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Late Show
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, semi serious, melancholic, witty ...
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Blood Simple.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
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    User:   32%
 
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    User:   32%
 
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Getting In
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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