Tagged: genre: biography

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Kennedys, The

The Kennedys is an 8-episode mini-series depicting the lives of the Kennedy family from Joe Kennedy, Sr.’s attempt to start a campaign as president, John’s run for president, marriage, assassination, and Bobby’s run for president and assassination.

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Hula Girls

Hula Girls, set in the 1960s, follows a group of girls that set out to learn to hula dance in order to save their town from the decline of the coal mining industry. The heads of families are losing their jobs, and tensions arise from the fact that they want to open a Hawaiian center in a really cold city.

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Barefoot Dream, A

A Barefoot Dream tells the true-life story of a former football soccer player named Won-Kang Kim, whose failed attempts at making money lead him to the small and brand new nation of East Timor, where a group of little kids have big dreams.

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Beautiful Boxer

Beautiful Boxer is based on the true life story of model/actress Parinya Charoenphol, a Muay Thai champion who was born a boy. Parinya Charoenphol’s struggle to become what she is today is what makes this film worth a watch.

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Fair Game

Fair Game is a political drama depicting the real-life scandal of Valerie Plane, a CIA agent that had several undercover operations going on when her secret identity is revealed in a newspaper, in response to husband Joe Wilson’s opinion article on the findings of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Never Say Never is a good movie that could have been a great film. It was a pop culture exploitation, a fascinating exploration of the pop idol psyche, and the way that modern technology affects the time-honored tradition of teeny bop worship.

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King’s Speech, The

The King’s Speech is a throughly enjoyable movie about King George VI — not yet crowned then — and how he got through his stammering problem with the help of a very unlikely aid… and a lot of work.

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127 Hours

After his crowning as Best Director for Slumdog Millionaire, Danny Boyle is back with 127 Hours, the story of Aron Ralston, the man whose arm gets trapped under a rock in the middle of nowhere for five days.