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18 Meals (2010)
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18 Meals (2010)
Original name: 18 Comidas
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Food, glorious food! Some of the most sumptuous and involving films revolve around that most common of acts: eating. 18 MEALS is an omnibus film of criss-crossing stories divided into three segments; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jorge Coira's debut feature, shot over nine days in Santiago de Compostela has enough tasty portions to please audiences. Amongst Coira's expansive ensemble are aging street musician Edu, a pair awaking from a one-night stand, a businessman visiting his closeted homosexual brother and a lonely housewife, Sol. Victor and Sol are two of 18 MEALS' most fascinating characters as they each hide something - his sexuality, her depression - from those around them. Best of all is Pedro Alsono as Vladimir, a local celebrity actor who makes a meal for a mystery woman who never arrives. Who hasn't gone to a lot of trouble to do something extra special for someone just to have it go unappreciated?
Style: realistic, humorous, sincere, semi serious
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, cooking and food, uninvited guest, bittersweet, family, unfulfillment, food, homosexual, brother, guitarist, dinner, breakfast, lunch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about couples, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet, family relations and friendship mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like 18 Meals: Tapas Bar (2005), The Freebie (2010), Some Girl(s) (2013), A World Without Women (2011), Unresolved Sexual Tension (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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