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Looking for Palladin (2008)
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Looking for Palladin (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Brash young Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross (David Moscow) is dispatched to Guatemala, where he's assigned to locate missing star Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara), a man Josh has never met but can't stand due to Palladin's long-ago relationship with his late mother. Despite receiving no help from the amused locals, Josh eventually finds his target hiding out as a cook at a restaurant but discovers that persuading the reluctant actor to return to Hollywood will be an uphill climb. Talia Shire costars in this independent comedy.
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, village, lifestyle, estrangement, self discovery, human nature, introspection, parents and children, hopes, artists and showbiz, physical appearance, actor's life, bittersweet, airplane, agent, loneliness, chef, friendship, food, cancer, volcano, death, kitchen, tough guy, children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, california, guatemala

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, hopes, self discovery, lifestyle, couples and introspection mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Looking for Palladin: Today's Special (2009), Copacabana (2010), Dim Sum Funeral (2008), Road Hard (2015), Get Well Soon (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Today's Special (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young Manhattan chef Samir rediscovers his heritage and passion for life through the enchanting art of cooking Indian food.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: cooking and food, restaurant, family relations, self discovery, parents and children, workplace, love and romance, lifestyle, chef, family business, business card, matchmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Copacabana (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Babou's daughter refuses to invite her mother to her wedding, prompting Babou to begin life anew.
Style: humorous, light, sincere, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, hopes, society, estrangement, optimism, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship, social misfits, misfit ...
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Place: belgium, europe
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Dim Sum Funeral (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Irish funeral has a wake. A Jewish funeral has sitting shiva. A traditional Chinese funeral is something else entirely. Thats what the estranged siblings of the Chinese-American Xiao family must undergo upon news of their mothers death. The one ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, semi serious, emotional ...
Plot: reunion, estrangement, self discovery, family problems, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, family life, family gatherings, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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Road Hard (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, sincere ...
Plot: on the road, self discovery, road trip, travel, artists and showbiz, performer's life, downfall, showbiz, cross country, human nature, hopes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Get Well Soon (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After an accident, Pierre, a sixty years old grumpy man, ends up stuck on an hospital bed with a cast. While Pierre dreams of silence and solitude with his strong character, the whole world seems to invite himself to his hospital bed. Powerless, he ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, family relations, aging, hospital, hopes, estrangement, injury, siblings relations, elderly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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The Extra Man (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, starting over, writer's life, lifestyle, cross dressing, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, misfit, rudeness, self discovery, father son relationship, eccentricity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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White on Rice (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 40-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: family relations, fall in love, family life, introspection, youth, couples, romance, love triangle, dinosaur, dating, adolescence vs adulthood, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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Checking Out (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: elderly, reunion, family gatherings, family life, lifestyle, siblings relations, homecoming, family problems, actor's life, parents and children, life & death, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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He's Way More Famous Than You (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change... she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen ...
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, hopes, filmmaking, showbiz, fame, escapades, society, celebrity culture, hollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Teen Spirit (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 30 ans, Bruno, rock-star has been, vit toujours aux crochets de sa petite amie. Les temps sont durs... surtout quand une ex ressurgit de nulle part pour lui apprendre qu'il est le père de Nancy, 13 ans, dont il n'a jamais soupçonné ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: family relations, life turned upside down, couple relations, friends, youth, self discovery, introspection, couples, best friends, lifestyle, parents and children, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Discoverers (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Washed-up history professor Lewis Birch takes his begrudging teenagers Zoe and Jack on a road trip to a conference in hopes of jumpstarting his career and reconnecting with his kids. But, when Lewis’s estranged father Stanley goes missing on a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, road movie, captivating, light ...
Plot: on the road, dysfunctional family, self discovery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, road trip, love, bittersweet, highway travel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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55%
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Ready? OK! (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When 10-year-old Joshua (Lurie Poston) decides to join the cheerleading squad at his Catholic school, he faces an uphill battle -- and opposition from his single mom, Andy (Carrie Preston), who struggles to understand her Hollywood musical- and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san diego california
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50%
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In a World... (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
Style: humorous, sincere, feel good, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: sexism, workplace, love and romance, hopes, workplace situations, siblings relations, shyness, self esteem, family relations, concierge, female director, eccentricity ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
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Amelia's 25th (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
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Style: feel good, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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45%
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Mind the Gap (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
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Place: pennsylvania, usa
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42%
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Happy Life (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, light, sincere
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
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Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
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Style: semi serious, touching, sentimental, realistic, emotional ...
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Style: sincere, talky, humorous, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
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40%
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Weather Girl (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, touching ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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39%
 4.2
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Bad Actress (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
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Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, realistic ...
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Me, Myself and Mum (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: How to become a man when your mother and your closed circle have decided otherwise? This is the challenge Guillaume took up. The film recounts Guillaume's tragicomic battle from the young age of eight, as he adopts the role of a girl then of a ...
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