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The David Dance (2014)
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The David Dance
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced banker has a yen for Schumann and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer from a secret, yet vast, sense of inadequacy. Kate fills her void through an adoption; David gawkily romances his coworker; then, life one day throws him a lemon. Past and present intertwine to tell the story of a man learning to love and accept himself.
Plot: interracial adoption, religion, brother sister relationship, gay, adoption, love, friendship
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about love, friendship, gay, brother sister relationship, school, father son relationship and adoption mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The David Dance: Half-Life (2008), Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971), Where the Sun Beats (1989), The Fire That Burns (1997), Lorenzo's Oil (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Half-Life
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Duration: 106 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Country: Italy
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Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
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