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Room to Rent (2000)
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Room to Rent (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. But he has little money, his student visa is about to expire and he has been thrown out of his lodgings. And so Ali moves in with a succession of eccentric and colourful London flatmates: Mark, a photographer with a very individual style, Linda, a young, blonde, very sexy model and Marilyn Monroe impersonator, and Miss Stevenson who is convinced that Ali is the reincarnation of her long dead Egyptian lover.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual, offbeat, sexy
Plot: unlikely couple, immigrants, writer's life, society, down on your luck, reincarnation, romance, love and romance, nightclub, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, disorder, culture clash, fake marriage, illegal immigrant, belly dancer, green card
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, egypt

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The Dog Problem (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the film, Solo is a down-on-his-luck writer who is encouraged by his psychiatrist to get a dog. Solo meets his love interest, who he assumes to be a dog owner when meeting her at a dog play park, but dog problems stand in their way.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, realistic, offbeat
Plot: disorder, therapy, writer's life, romance, down on your luck, self discovery, pets, nothing goes right, friendship, couples, stripper, profanity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Staggered (1994)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, london, england
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Foreign Body (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Banerjee stars as Ram Das, a jobless Indian man who, tired of life in Calcutta, steals money from his father in order to afford a passage to Britain and while there, falls in love with a white woman.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: fake doctor, dishonesty, society, head of state, love and romance, heist, switching roles, bus, unemployment, disorder, couples, politics ...
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Place: england, london, europe, india, asia
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Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Borat with Boobs! A hottie from Uzbekistan fends off perverts and porn stars, spins with strippers and finds the American dream.
Style: offbeat, sexual, humorous, sexy, semi serious ...
Plot: immigrants, society, gender, battle of the sexes, female nudity, priest, breast implant, stripper
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The Chain (1984)
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.
Style: clever, offbeat, humorous, witty, biting ...
Plot: relocation, house, couples, family relations, social differences, love and romance, society, moving, property
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Postmark Paradise (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Dirty Shame is the only bar in the small town of Paradise, Michigan. A burnt out, chain-smoking fortyish bar maid is the only waitress at The Dirty Shame. A group of local red necks conspiring to bring a mail order bride to their Midwest town ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
Place: ukraine, michigan, usa, kiev ukraine
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Duration: 86 min.
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Mary Had a Little... (1961)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A theatrical impresario tries to win a bet with a psychiatrist over the production of a perfect baby.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense
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Duration: 112 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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