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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: humorous, sexual, clever, sexy, biting, suspense, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: fighting the system, high school, small town, prank, revenge, teenage love, vengeance, youth, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, love and romance, self discovery, private detective, alcohol abuse, rebellion, starting over, satire, suburbs, high school life, physical appearance, unemployment, society, couples, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century

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O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: O.C. and Stiggs aren't your average unhappy teenagers. They not only despise their suburban surroundings, they plot against it. They seek revenge against the middle class Schwab family, who embody all they detest: middle class.
Style: humorous, sexual, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: prank, high school, suburban life, suburbs, middle class, family in danger, high school life, rebelliousness, vengeance, americana, working class, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, tennessee, usa, america, mexico ...
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Smile (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. But Brenda is having marital ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: satire, beauty pageant, choreographer, mischievous children, youth, teenage life, social differences, suburban life, introspection, small town life, parents and children, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Absolutely Fabulous (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The wildly popular British television show Absolutely Fabulous gets a Francophonic makeover with this film version directed by Gabriel Aghion. In this go around, Josiane Balasko and Nathalie Baye play the incorrigible Eddie and Patsy, who leave no ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: fashion, starting over, love and romance, society, family relations, parents and children, celebrity culture, thirtysomething life, americana, alcohol abuse, friendship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, paris france, woodstock
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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.
Style: realistic, biting, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: satire, suburbs, neighbor, gun, criminal heroes, unsupportive spouse, suburban life, unfulfillment, down on your luck, crumbling marriage, twentysomething life, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The original 70's TV family is now placed in the 1990's, where they're even more square and out of place than ever.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, satirical, clever ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: house, fighting the system, family relations, fish out of water, race against time, save the day, parents and children, siblings relations, disorder, rivalry, workplace intrigue, suburbs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Barry Goldwater Elementary is on the brink of collapse: the lowest test scores in the state, teachers who are either drunk or having sex on school grounds, and a principal who extorts money from parents. It's up to Tom, the down-on-his-luck ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, witty, humorous
Plot: school, against the odds, ambition, dedicated educator, rebellion, fighting the system, teenage life, teachers and students, idealism, high school life, satire, society ...
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Miss Firecracker (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A girl from Yazoo City, Mississippi pins all her hopes on winning the local beauty pageant.
Style: witty, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, small town, underdog, beauty pageant, contests and competitions, love and romance, human nature, family life, family problems, couples, youth, looking for love ...
Time: 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa, new york
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HealtH (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: hotel, satire, convention, media satire, political corruption, wedding, couples, campaign, cooking and food, sexual relations, americana, politics ...
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Real Life (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family".
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, dark humor, witty ...
Plot: family relations, lifestyle, family life, dysfunctional family, disorder, nothing goes right, society, tv show, satire, husband wife relationship, suburbs, reality tv ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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One Day at a Time (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: One Day at a Time is an American situation comedy that aired on the CBS network from December 16, 1975, until May 28, 1984. It starred Bonnie Franklin as Ann Romano, a divorced mother who moves to Indianapolis with her two teenage daughters Julie ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: love and romance, starting over, family relations, family life, parents and children, teenage life, single parent, family business, siblings relations, eccentric family, adolescence vs adulthood, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Stella Street (2004)
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, absurd, satirical, dark humor ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Genre: Comedy
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A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, light ...
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Next Door (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Nine to Five (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, clever, realistic, not serious ...
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