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Bored to Death (2009)
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Bored to Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies — moonlighting as a private detective — because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.
Style: talky, witty, semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, cynical, intellectual
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, urban, buddies, friendship, investigation, riddles and clues, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples, neo-noir, disorder, friends, career change, gain trust, wannabe, pretense, outside help, drinking problem, surveillance, suffering, responsibility, lifestyle change, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, witty and semi serious films and TV series with plots about friendship, friends, crimes, lifestyle, couples, crime and investigation mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bored to Death: Monk (2002), Psych (2006), Elementary (2012), Veronica Mars (2004), Weeds (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bones
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Audience: date night, teens
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Frownland
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Lilyhammer
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: talky, dark humor, semi serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
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