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The Hairdresser's Husband [Le Mari de la coiffeuse] (1990, France) ****

The Hairdresser's Husband is a bitter-sweet unpretentious romantic film. Without showing nudity it is also highly erotic, and with its Middle Eastern music somewhat exotic.

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) ***

Here is a film that aims at satisfying both the guys, forced into watching it, as well as the women, lured by the romantic premise of the title and promos.
For the guys there is plenty of manly action with lessons about getting laid, while for the women there is the sweet promise that ultimately, true love wins.

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Tabloid (2010) ***

Tabloid is a documentary that goes to show life is indeed stranger than fiction.
It tells the story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming who, in 1977 fell in love with a young Mormon missionary named Kirk Anderson.

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It's Kind of a Funny Story (2010) ***

It’s kind of an average film that does not fly high enough above the Cuckoo's nest.
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The Dish (Australia, 2000) ****

The Dish proves that a tiny story from a large epic can serve as a delightful dish when prepared and served correctly.

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Kinky Boots (UK, 2005) ****

Kinky Boots succeeds to charm despite a plot that has little surprises to offer in terms of twists and turns, and characters that are somewhat shallow and predictable. It is an enjoyable film with an appropriate crescendo ending.

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