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Loving Leah (2009)
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Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A handsome Washington, D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake is a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing Jew. Jake is stunned when Benjamin dies suddenly, but not as stunned as when he is told that, under an ancient Jewish Law, he is expected to marry the childless Leah to carry on Benjamin's name.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, touching
Audience: chick flick
Plot: marriage of convenience, cardiologist, romance, couples, society, death in the family, religions or cults, love and romance, family relations, fall in love, family tradition, jewish woman, friendship, love affair, dream, mother daughter relationship, passionate kiss, cleaning lady, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, matchmaker, asking for forgiveness
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
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Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: usa, colorado
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The Japanese Wife (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 87 min.
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Duration: 131 min.
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Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, non-linear
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 47 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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