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Hometown Blue (1999)
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Hometown Blue (1999)
Original name: Le bleu des villes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Solange is unhappy. She's a meter maid in Tours, working in the rain, subject to verbal abuse from those she cites. Her husband Patrick is consumed by the work of finishing their new house: carpet, tile, faucets. He's also a hothead, subjecting Sonange to tantrums. While she's often quiet and withdrawn, she longs to be a singer. When by chance she meets Mylène, an accomplished, beautiful Parisian writer she admires, Solange gives her a demo tape. Mylène is encouraging, a friendship of sorts develops, and when Solange despairs after a series of personal, emotional setbacks, she heads for Mylène's doorstep in Paris. Does a singing career await, and what about Patrick?
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: dull life, midlife crisis, urban, couples, weatherman, strong female presence, unfulfillment, unsupportive spouse, bittersweet, friendship, writers, morgue, book, singing, jealousy, song, singer, classmate, choir, satire, corpse, old woman, high school, toilet, union ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france

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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, unfulfillment, friendship, couple relations, friends, family relations and midlife crisis mostly in Comedy, Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Hometown Blue: The Film to Come (2013), Mariages ! (2004), Me and My Sister (2004), Face the Music (1993), Actrices (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Film to Come (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At fifty Louis Gravet, a serious actor, would like to become a comedian. His brother Peter, a film director, has the idea of hiring him for the lead role of a comedy. Family circumstances, their wives, their children, niece, lead him to make another ...
Style: sincere, talky, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, couples, siblings relations, artists and showbiz, disorder, couple relations, midlife crisis, nothing goes right, actor's life, actor, brother brother relationship, cinema ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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Mariages ! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ils ont 25 ans et se marient aujourd'hui.Ils ont 35 ans, se sont unis il y a dix ans et se déchirent aujourd'hui.Ils ont 45 ans, se sont déchirés il y a dix ans et tentent aujourd'hui de se réconcilier...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: obsession, midlife crisis, couples, wooing, love affair, lifestyle, parents and children, infidelity, family gatherings, impossible love, crumbling marriage, lovers reunited ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Me and My Sister (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story of two sisters, one from the country with simpler attitudes who comes to stay for a short while with her sophisticated sister who lives in the big city.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: parents and children, breaking point, dull life, family relations, sibling relationship, luxury, sibling rivalry, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, optimism, frigidity, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Face the Music (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Divorced couple Charlie and Lisa Hunter once a song writing team decide to spend a weekend in the French countryside to inspire them to write one last song together. But there is one person who isn't too crazy about the idea... Charlie's ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, couples, family relations, breakup, friends, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, friendship, song, songwriting ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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...And They Lived Happily Ever After (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Is love compatible with coupledom? And what of freedom and fidelity? These are some of the questions facing two married men.
Style: witty, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: midlife crisis, love, friendship, marriage, pregnancy, infidelity, battle of the sexes, introspection, love affair, lifestyle, dishonesty, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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Actrices (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Comédienne hantée par son rôle de Nathalia Petrovna, l'héroïne de la pièce de Tourguéniev Un Mois à la campagne qu'elle répète difficilement, Marcelline tente de noyer ses angoisses dans une piscine sur un air de Glenn Miller. ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: unfulfillment, midlife crisis, family relations, actor's life, theater, parents and children, lifestyle, theatre director, rivalry, friendship, singleness, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Girl from Paris (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who ...
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: isolation, farm, starting over, friendship, fish out of water, odd couple, couple relations, disorder, elderly, hopes, love and romance, change in lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Heartbreak Hotel (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two very different women, both in their 40s with grown-up children, are ready to go on with their lives and find love again.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, clever
Plot: midlife crisis, friendship, wedding, couples, parents and children, best friends, sexual relations, couple relations, nightlife, lifestyle, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Tomorrow's Another Day (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Such an inconsequential event - the unfortunate purchase of a package of cling film - reveals the character and behavior of a small group of individuals caught up in the chaos of today's society. Though it creates arguments and inner ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, human nature, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, friends, unfulfillment, female director, car accident, rifle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Change of Plans (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, witty, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, siblings relations, friendship, nothing goes right, love triangle, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, love and romance, uninvited guest, disorder, couples, midlife crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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One Stays, the Other Leaves (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A story about two couples, longtime friends in which both husbands engage in long-term affairs and, as the title says, ultimately one remains with his wife and one makes a new life with another woman.
Style: witty, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tellement proches (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Famille : Groupe de personnes réunies par des liens de parenté et un fort sentiment de solidarité morale et matérielle. Quand Alain a épousé Nathalie, il ne savait pas qu'il épouserait aussi sa famille. Ce samedi, comme toutes les ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical, witty
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, uninvited guest, eccentric family, siblings relations, interracial relations, couples, family problems, family gatherings, couple relations, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Look at Me (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, stylized, lyrical ...
Plot: fall in love, friendship, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, music, writer's life, couples, family problems, arrogance, father daughter relationship, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Men, Women: A User's Manual (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
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The Dandelions (2012)
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Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Swim Little Fish Swim (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Between surrealism, unusual characters, art and magic tricks, "Swim Little Fish Swim" is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood.
Style: sincere, humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, musician's life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, adolescence vs adulthood, couple relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, relationship problems, art, dream, struggling artist ...
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sincere
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42%
Les Jours venus (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An ex soixante- huitard is forced to look back at his past .His kids look at him like an old soldier from a very distant war.His banker called him urgently.His last script idea is refused.He remembers meeting his wife in Sarajevo during the war.Most ...
Style: clever, realistic, humorous, talky, semi serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Thirty-Five Something (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three women in their late thirties, one with marital problems, one trying to be perfect, and a spinster, discuss their relationship to men.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous
Audience: girls' night
Plot: thirtysomething life, lifestyle, love affair, friendship, family life, couple relations, family problems, couples, love and romance, workplace, husband wife relationship, best friends ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Women Women (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, contemplative, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wonderful Times (1991)
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Story: Michel Berthier, cadre supérieur d'une entreprise de matelasserie, vient d'être licencié. Comme il n'ose pas avouer la vérité à Juliette, sa compagne, il s'endette pour maintenir le niveau de la famille qu'il couvre de ...
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Story: The story of a man who has stopped drinking- and then dreaming- and who thanks to a young man who tries to forget a lost love in alcohol will turn drunk again during an exciting night.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspense, semi serious ...
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Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Podium (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bernand Fréderic is a mediocre bank executive. He's married and have a son. He used to have antother profession: to be French star Claude Francois. Now, with the Imitators Gala Night coming up, he must choose between his wife or the only thing ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, realistic, surprise ending
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Paris Follies (2014)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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All Stars 2: Old Stars (2011)
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