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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)
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Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Most of the townsfolk, particularly those on the school PTA, think she is a little too liberal so they're making things tough for her and her daughter. So she runs for the position of PTA President, which infuriates them. Stella decides to get revenge with the help of her friends.
Style: sexy, clever, humorous, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious, biting, sexual
Plot: fighting the system, high school, small town, prank, revenge, teenage love, youth, alcohol abuse, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, life is a bitch, rebellion, couples, high school life, private detective, self discovery, vengeance, society, unemployment, breakup, starting over, suburbs, single parent, satire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Smile (1975)
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Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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My New Gun (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes an important and transforming figure in their lives.
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Plot: suburbs, satire, neighbor, couple relations, society, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, family problems, unsupportive spouse, infidelity, unfulfillment ...
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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, witty, humorous
Plot: school, ambition, rebellion, dedicated educator, fighting the system, against the odds, satire, misfit, society, youth, hardcase students, high school life ...
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.
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Duration: 99 min.
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Family Plan (2005)
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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