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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Drama, Music

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making.

Themes:abortion,  homelessness,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:secretary,  professor,  waitress,  jewish,  musician,  policeman,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:winter,  1960s
Story:sleeping on a couch,  lp recording,  sleeping on the floor,  recording studio,  reading aloud,  sociology professor,  guitar player,  guitar playing,  lost cat,  ginger cat,  driving in snow,  unwanted pregnancy,  borrowing money,  folk singer,  telephone call,  reference to new orleans louisiana,  washington square manhattan new york city,  reference to boston massachusetts,  reference to seattle washington,  upper west side manhattan new york city,  falling asleep while driving,  entering through a window,  knocking on a car window,  reference to flash gordon,  columbia records,  reference to new jersey,  electrical tape,  reference to ulysses,  car collision,  highway patrolman,  selling a house,  akron ohio,  listening to a car radio,  train depot,  couchsurfing,  breakfast cereal,  reference to the new york times,  heckler,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  cold the temperature,  sociologist,  theatrical agent,  year 1961,  toilet stall,  penis slur,  welsh,  reference to bob dylan,  fire escape,  coat,  driving at night,  snoring,  intercom,  circular staircase,  in medias res,  filling station,  folk music,  mail,  show business,  u.s. soldier,  looking out a window,  loser,  men's bathroom,  stairway,  hit in the face,  reference to elvis presley,  alley,  contract,  cane,  snowing,  fog,  title appears in writing,  kicking,  boxer shorts,  backpack,  couch,  hitchhiking,  driving a car,  classical music,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  sleeping,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  reading,  storytelling,  audition,  pay phone,  liar,  key,  microphone,  gas station,  chicago illinois,  search,  no opening credits,  apology,  little boy,  subway,  diner,  eating,  concert,  cooking,  wine,  police car,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  arrest,  bus,  condom,  drink,  cat,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  food,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Nowhere Boy (2009)
Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Nowhere Boy (2009)

The story of John Lennon's childhood and teenage years from 1944 to 1960, his relationship with his aunt Mimi and his mother Julia -the two dominant women in the first part of his life-, his first meeting with Paul McCartney and George Harrison, their friendship, their love for music and the birth of The Beatles. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:recording studio,  guitar player,  guitar playing,  telephone call,  looking out a window,  reference to elvis presley,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  sleeping,  uncle nephew relationship,  reading,  microphone,  little boy,  eating,  telephone,  guitar,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  bus,  drink,  punched in the face,  food,  underwear,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

August Rush (2007)
Drama, Music

August Rush (2007)

The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  washington square manhattan new york city,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  classical music,  guitarist,  pursuit,  liar,  microphone,  search,  subway,  eating,  concert,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  cafe,  lie,  drink,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:professor,  jewish,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  reference to ulysses,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  penis slur,  in medias res,  boxer shorts,  recording,  record player,  pursuit,  key,  chicago illinois,  search,  apology,  subway,  wine,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  arrest,  drink,  cat,  underwear,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  flashback

The Master (2012) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Drama

The Master (2012)

Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell drifts through a series of breakdowns. Finally he stumbles upon a cult which engages in exercises to clear emotions and he becomes deeply involved with them.

Themes:drinking
Locations:elevator
Characters:policeman,  singer,  doctor
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  penis slur,  u.s. soldier,  looking out a window,  applause,  sleeping,  pursuit,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  reference to god,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  black comedy,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

I'm Not There (2007)
Biography, Drama, Music

I'm Not There (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  musician,  singer
Period:1960s
Story:folk singer,  telephone call,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  circular staircase,  folk music,  men's bathroom,  hitchhiking,  guitarist,  recording,  applause,  record player,  microphone,  subway,  eating,  concert,  wine,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  sunglasses,  bus,  drink,  food,  underwear,  rain,  song,  three word title,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:elevator
Characters:policeman,  doctor
Story:in medias res,  stairway,  hit in the face,  cane,  kicking,  classical music,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  sleeping,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  wine,  police car,  flashlight,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  punched in the face,  food,  underwear,  beating,  pregnancy,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Adam ('Tom Hiddleston' (qv)), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries ('Tilda Swinton' (qv)) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by his wild and uncontrollable little sister ('Mia Wasikowska' (qv)). (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide
Characters:musician,  singer,  doctor
Story:guitar player,  guitar playing,  telephone call,  looking out a window,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  sleeping,  reading,  microphone,  police car,  flashlight,  telephone,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  sunglasses,  drink,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

Love & Mercy (2014) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Biography, Drama, Music

Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:jewish,  musician,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:recording studio,  telephone call,  reference to elvis presley,  boxer shorts,  guitarist,  listening to music,  applause,  sleeping,  uncle nephew relationship,  liar,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  concert,  wine,  telephone,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  drink,  food,  beating,  song,  crying,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

The King's Speech (2010)
Biography, Drama

The King's Speech (2010)

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as 'King George VI' (qv), but he has a speech impediment. Knowing that the country needs her husband to be able to communicate effectively, Elizabeth hires Lionel Logue, an Australian actor and speech therapist, to help him overcome his stammer. An extraordinary friendship develops between the two men, as Logue uses unconventional means to teach the monarch how to speak with confidence. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow
Characters:singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  cold the temperature,  looking out a window,  fog,  classical music,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  reading,  storytelling,  audition,  microphone,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  wine,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  food,  rain,  song,  crying,  three word title,  singing,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

Dreamgirls (2006)
Drama, Music, Musical

Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:recording studio,  telephone call,  show business,  stairway,  guitarist,  recording,  applause,  audition,  microphone,  no opening credits,  concert,  guitar,  bus,  drink,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

The Squid And The Whale (2005)
Comedy, Drama

The Squid And The Whale (2005)

In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept "philistines" - people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with "philistines". Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water's song "Hey You" in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank's tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:professor,  policeman,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:guitar player,  telephone call,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  reading,  liar,  microphone,  no opening credits,  subway,  eating,  cooking,  guitar,  cafe,  lie,  condom,  drink,  cat,  food,  underwear,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

Lovelace (2013) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  applause,  pursuit,  audition,  pay phone,  microphone,  apology,  diner,  eating,  police car,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  drink,  food,  underwear,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Hesher (2010)
Comedy, Drama

Hesher (2010)

T.J., a high school freshman, lost his mother two months before in a car accident: his father pops pills and sits on the couch; his grandmother holds things together, chatting and cooking. T.J. wants the car back from the salvage yard where the owner's son is a bully. By happenstance, Hesher, a foul-mouthed squatter, moves in with T.J's family. T.J. also meets Nicole, a grocery clerk near poverty who helps him once. Hesher involves T.J. in crime, the bully is omnipresent, mom's car is slipping away, dad has checked out, T.J. watches Nicole at work, and his grandma invites him to join her morning walk: the odds are long that T.J. can assemble a family to help him thrive. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  money,  friendship
Characters:policeman,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  listening to a car radio,  looking out a window,  boxer shorts,  couch,  guitarist,  listening to music,  sleeping,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  storytelling,  liar,  apology,  eating,  cooking,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  food,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:guitar player,  guitar playing,  telephone call,  reference to bob dylan,  title appears in writing,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  reading,  pay phone,  microphone,  eating,  concert,  telephone,  guitar,  bus,  drink,  food,  underwear,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

Searching For Sugar Man (2012)
Biography, Documentary, Music

Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all. (Read More)

Themes:money,  suicide
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  singer
Story:lp recording,  folk singer,  telephone call,  reference to bob dylan,  reference to elvis presley,  contract,  snowing,  fog,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  reading,  microphone,  search,  concert,  telephone,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  song,  singing,  photograph,  husband wife relationship

Cloud Atlas (2012) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  policeman,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  contract,  snowing,  title appears in writing,  recording,  record player,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  pay phone,  no opening credits,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  telephone,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  arrest,  drink,  cat,  punched in the face,  food,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

La La Land (2016)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance

La La Land (2016)

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Read More)

Locations:elevator,  bar
Characters:waitress,  musician,  singer
Period:winter
Story:recording studio,  telephone call,  reference to new orleans louisiana,  reference to boston massachusetts,  knocking on a car window,  listening to a car radio,  penis slur,  contract,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  audition,  no opening credits,  apology,  concert,  wine,  cooking,  telephone,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  song,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  singing,  photograph,  flashback

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Despondent over his breakup with Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists and goes to an afterlife peopled by suicides, a high-desert landscape dotted by old tires, burned-out cars, and abandoned sofas. He gets a job in a pizza joint. By chance, Zia learns that Desiree offed herself a few months after he did, and she's looking for him. He sets off with Eugene (an electrocuted Russian rocker) to find her, and they pick up a hitchhiker, Mikal, who's looking for the People in Charge, believing she's there by mistake. They're soon at the camp of Kneller, where casual miracles proliferate. They hear rumors of a miraculous king. Can Zia find Desiree? Then what? Where there's death there's hope. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:waitress,  musician,  policeman,  singer
Story:telephone call,  filling station,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  reading,  storytelling,  pay phone,  microphone,  gas station,  search,  apology,  diner,  eating,  police car,  flashlight,  sunglasses,  arrest,  drink,  black comedy,  food,  underwear,  song,  crying,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  flashback

Into The Wild (2007)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  policeman,  singer
Period:winter
Story:guitar player,  telephone call,  train depot,  in medias res,  backpack,  hitchhiking,  listening to music,  applause,  reading,  pay phone,  microphone,  search,  little boy,  diner,  cooking,  flashlight,  guitar,  cafe,  arrest,  bus,  drink,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Rent (2005) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  fire escape,  stairway,  alley,  snowing,  pay phone,  key,  microphone,  subway,  eating,  wine,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  drink,  black comedy,  food,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

Ida (2013)
Drama

Ida (2013)

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:waitress,  jewish,  musician,  singer
Period:1960s
Story:circular staircase,  stairway,  snowing,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  microphone,  gas station,  search,  apology,  eating,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  drink,  food,  song,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title

Woman In Gold (2015)
Biography, Drama, History

Woman In Gold (2015)

Maria Altman sought to regain a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:elevator
Characters:jewish,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  circular staircase,  stairway,  classical music,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  sleeping,  pursuit,  liar,  apology,  concert,  telephone,  sunglasses,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  looking out a window,  hit in the face,  cane,  snowing,  backpack,  listening to music,  applause,  sleeping,  pursuit,  apology,  wine,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  bus,  drink,  cat,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  chase,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

The Tree Of Life (2011) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  musician,  policeman
Story:reading aloud,  guitar player,  telephone call,  looking out a window,  stairway,  kicking,  guitarist,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  sleeping,  reading,  storytelling,  liar,  search,  apology,  little boy,  eating,  police car,  flashlight,  guitar,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  arrest,  cat,  food,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Detroit Rock City (1999)
Comedy, Music

Detroit Rock City (1999)

Four members of a high school band called Mystery do everything they can to attend a KISS concert in Detroit. In order to make it to the show they must steal, cheat, strip, deal with an anti-rock mom and generally do whatever it takes to see the band that has inspired them to be musicians.

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  reference to elvis presley,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  pay phone,  liar,  microphone,  apology,  concert,  wine,  guitar,  handcuffs,  cafe,  lie,  drink,  underwear,  beating,  song,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship

Buffalo '66 (1998)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Buffalo '66 (1998)

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry (and forcing her to say the same).

Themes:money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:singer,  friend
Story:borrowing money,  telephone call,  filling station,  men's bathroom,  snowing,  storytelling,  pay phone,  gas station,  apology,  cafe,  lie,  bus,  black comedy,  food,  underwear,  song,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

The Iceman (2012)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Iceman (2012)

In the 1960s, Richard Kuklinski is working as a porn film lab tech until his mob bosses persuade him to change his career into that of a contract killer. For years, Kuklinski gains a reputation for cold blooded professionalism even as he raises a family who are kept in the dark about his true career. Unfortunately, mob politics ultimately forces him to secretly work independently with the psychopathic Robert 'Mr. Freezy' Pronge. As much as Kuklinski tries to keep his lives separate, circumstances and his own weaknesses threaten a terrible collision as the consequences of his choices finally catch up to him. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  friend
Period:1960s
Story:telephone call,  penis slur,  contract,  title appears in writing,  pursuit,  pay phone,  apology,  diner,  wine,  police car,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  arrest,  bus,  drink,  cat,  beating,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Hustle & Flow (2005) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Crime, Drama, Music

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:musician,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  men's bathroom,  microphone,  police car,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  arrest,  drink,  punched in the face,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  three word title,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

Tell No One (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  policeman,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  intercom,  circular staircase,  mail,  stairway,  driving a car,  applause,  pursuit,  key,  search,  apology,  eating,  police car,  telephone,  cafe,  lie,  arrest,  bus,  drink,  punched in the face,  food,  underwear,  beating,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Waitress (2007)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Waitress (2007)

Jenna is unhappily married, squirreling away money, and hoping to win a pie-baking contest so, with the prize money, she'll have enough cash to leave her husband Earl. She finds herself pregnant, which throws her plans awry. She bakes phenomenal pies at Joe's diner, listens to old Joe's wisdom, tolerates her sour boss Cal, is friends with Dawn and Becky (her fellow waitresses), and finds a mutual attraction with the new doctor in town. As the pregnancy advances, life with Earl seems less tolerable, a way out less clear, and the affair with the doctor complicated by his marriage. What options does a waitress have? (Read More)

Themes:money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:unwanted pregnancy,  telephone call,  pay phone,  diner,  eating,  cooking,  telephone,  cafe,  lie,  bus,  punched in the face,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship

Greenberg (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Greenberg (2010)

We like Florence: she's considerate, sweet, pretty, and terrific with kids and dogs. She's twenty-five, personal assistant to an L.A. family that's off on vacation. Her boss's brother comes in from New York City, fresh from a stay at an asylum, to take care of the house. He's Roger, a forty-year-old carpenter, gone from L.A. for fifteen years. He arrives, doesn't drive, and needs Florence's help, especially with the family's dog. He's also connecting with former band-mates - two men and one woman with whom he has a history. He over-analyzes, has a short fuse, and doesn't laugh at himself easily. As he navigates past and present, he's his own saboteur. And what of Florence? is Roger one more responsibility for her or something else? (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  musician,  singer,  friend
Story:unwanted pregnancy,  telephone call,  men's bathroom,  couch,  guitarist,  listening to music,  applause,  storytelling,  microphone,  apology,  little boy,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  cafe,  drink,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  song,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title

All Good Things (2010) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

All Good Things (2010)

A love story and murder mystery based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for a story of family, obsession, love and loss.

Themes:abortion,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  restaurant
Characters:jewish,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  circular staircase,  men's bathroom,  recording,  record player,  pay phone,  search,  subway,  eating,  wine,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  sunglasses,  drink,  food,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  new york city,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

In Her Shoes (2005)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Her Shoes (2005)

Two sisters, plus a dead mother, a remarried father, and a hostile step-mother. The sisters, each in her way, have perfected the art of losing. The elder, Rose, is an attorney, responsible, lonely, with a closet full of shoes. The younger is Maggie, beautiful, selfish, and irresponsible. Her drunken behavior gets her tossed by her step-mother from her dad's house; worse behavior gets her tossed from Rose's apartment. Then, while searching in her father's desk for money to filch, Maggie finds an address; the past and the future open up to her and, with any luck, may open to her sister as well. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:professor,  waitress,  jewish,  musician,  doctor,  friend
Story:sleeping on a couch,  telephone call,  reading,  audition,  pay phone,  liar,  chicago illinois,  search,  diner,  eating,  wine,  cafe,  lie,  drink,  food,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback

Killer Joe (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Killer Joe (2011)

Finding himself in considerable debt, Chris, a Texan drug dealer, decides the only solution is to murder his mother to collect the insurance money. Getting together with his father, the ex-husband of Chris' mother, they decide to hire Joe Cooper (a contract killer) who also happens to be a police detective. The plan is that the money will go to Chris' sister Dottie. However due to the size of the contract fee, Chris agrees that Joe can take Dottie as a retainer until the insurance comes through. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  policeman
Story:telephone call,  contract,  listening to music,  pursuit,  storytelling,  apology,  eating,  flashlight,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  drink,  punched in the face,  black comedy,  food,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title

Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:professor,  waitress,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Period:winter,  1960s
Story:telephone call,  washington square manhattan new york city,  greenwich village manhattan new york city,  fire escape,  snowing,  hitchhiking,  guitarist,  uncle nephew relationship,  microphone,  no opening credits,  subway,  concert,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  arrest,  bus,  punched in the face,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  three word title,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

The Soloist (2009) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Biography, Drama, Music

The Soloist (2009)

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez more than his face from a recent bike accident was his pressing need for story ideas. That is when he discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a mentally ill, homeless street musician who possesses extraordinary talent, even through his half-broken instruments. Inspired by his story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about Ayers and attempts to do more to help both him and the rest of the underclass of LA have a better life. However, Lopez's good intentions run headlong in the hard realities of the strength of Ayers' personal demons and the larger social injustices facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Ayers must find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations to hope for a brighter future for both of them. (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow,  bar
Characters:musician,  policeman,  singer,  friend
Story:telephone call,  men's bathroom,  snowing,  listening to music,  sleeping,  storytelling,  pay phone,  liar,  concert,  reference to jesus christ,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  cat,  underwear,  beating,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  flashback

Munich (2005)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Munich (2005)

After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew? (Read More)

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  money,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:jewish,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  title appears in writing,  listening to music,  pay phone,  microphone,  search,  no opening credits,  eating,  wine,  cooking,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  cafe,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  arrest,  bus,  drink,  cat,  food,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Amy (2015)
Biography, Documentary, Music

Amy (2015)

A documentary on the life of 'Amy Winehouse' (qv), the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:jewish,  musician,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:recording studio,  telephone call,  contract,  guitarist,  applause,  sleeping,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  guitar,  sunglasses,  arrest,  drink,  food,  song,  crying,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  doctor,  friend
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  penis slur,  contract,  sleeping,  pursuit,  apology,  little boy,  subway,  wine,  police car,  manhattan new york city,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  cafe,  reference to god,  lie,  drink,  punched in the face,  rain,  pregnancy,  chase,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

St. Vincent (2014) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Comedy, Drama

St. Vincent (2014)

Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor's son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other's needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:jewish,  friend
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  penis slur,  looking out a window,  hit in the face,  cane,  listening to music,  sleeping,  pay phone,  apology,  eating,  telephone,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  bus,  drink,  cat,  food,  beating,  pregnancy,  crying,  new york city,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title

The Life Of David Gale (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Life Of David Gale (2003)

When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.

Themes:homelessness,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:professor,  waitress,  policeman
Story:telephone call,  filling station,  mail,  men's bathroom,  pay phone,  key,  gas station,  diner,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  condom,  drink,  rain,  crying,  chase,  new york city,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

The Air I Breathe (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. (Read More)

Themes:abortion,  drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:policeman,  singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:men's bathroom,  stairway,  alley,  contract,  kicking,  listening to music,  uncle nephew relationship,  pursuit,  concert,  police car,  cafe,  bus,  drink,  punched in the face,  underwear,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)
Drama, Horror, Romance

Lat Den Ratte Komma In (2008)

Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people's blood to live he's faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:snow,  bar
Characters:policeman,  friend
Period:winter
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  cold the temperature,  looking out a window,  hit in the face,  snowing,  listening to music,  recording,  record player,  reading,  liar,  subway,  eating,  police car,  flashlight,  lie,  arrest,  drink,  cat,  food,  underwear,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship

My Left Foot (1989) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Biography, Drama

My Left Foot (1989)

Christy Brown is a spastic quadriplegic born to a large, poor Irish family. His mother, Mrs Brown, recognizes the intelligence and humanity in the lad everyone else regards as a vegetable. Eventually, Christy matures into a cantankerous writer who uses his only functional limb, his left foot, to write with. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  stairway,  listening to music,  recording,  applause,  record player,  reading,  microphone,  apology,  eating,  wine,  reference to jesus christ,  drink,  food,  pregnancy,  song,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Crazy Heart (2009)
Drama, Music, Romance

Crazy Heart (2009)

Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who's had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can't help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Locations:bar
Characters:musician,  singer,  doctor
Story:telephone call,  falling asleep while driving,  guitarist,  applause,  pay phone,  microphone,  apology,  little boy,  eating,  concert,  guitar,  bus,  drink,  food,  underwear,  song,  crying,  singing,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking

Ray (2004)
Biography, Drama, Music

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles, music legend. Told in his adult live with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood which included losing his brother and then his sight, his rise as pianist in a touring band, his writing his own songs and running his own band and then stardom. Also includes his addiction to drugs and its affect on his working life and family life. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Characters:musician,  singer,  doctor
Period:1960s
Story:recording studio,  year 1961,  contract,  cane,  guitarist,  applause,  liar,  microphone,  concert,  manhattan new york city,  guitar,  reference to god,  sunglasses,  lie,  arrest,  bus,  drink,  rain,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  singing,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  character name in title,  flashback

Oldeuboi (2003)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:elevator,  snow,  restaurant
Characters:singer,  doctor,  friend
Story:telephone call,  in medias res,  snowing,  title appears in writing,  kicking,  recording,  pay phone,  subway,  eating,  flashlight,  manhattan new york city,  cafe,  sunglasses,  drink,  food,  rain,  beating,  pregnancy,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  new york city,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  flashback

Changeling (2008) is one of the best movies like Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman,  singer
Story:reading aloud,  telephone call,  intercom,  pursuit,  reading,  liar,  microphone,  search,  no opening credits,  diner,  eating,  police car,  telephone,  reference to jesus christ,  handcuffs,  cafe,  lie,  bus,  punched in the face,  food,  rain,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback

Once (2007)
Drama, Music, Romance

Once (2007)

An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  money,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:musician,  singer,  friend
Story:recording studio,  telephone call,  contract,  guitarist,  listening to music,  pay phone,  guitar,  cafe,  bus,  food,  song,  crying,  chase,  singing,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship

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