Recommend a movie my mother would like!

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  1. Hello.there macrumors 6502a

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    She's a very hard woman to please! I've rented her 79,372 movies (roughly :eek:) and she's probably loved five or six of them -

    eg

    On Golden Pond
    Chocolat
    Amelie
    Babette's Feast
    My Life as a Dog

    She hates anything too 'drippy', but loves 'sweet' movies with a good story, maybe with a touch of romance. Violence and heart-breaking ends (eg Pay it Forward) are a complete no-no.

    Help? :)
     
  2. skunk macrumors G4

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    Best In Show. Brilliant effort from the team that brought you This Is Spinal Tap.
     
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    Little Miss Sunshine or March of the Penguins
     
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    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (The One With the Whales)
    Beethoven
    Beethoven's 2nd
    Babe

    An iffy movie, with no violence, lots of humor, and some romance.... Super Troopers.

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    No movie that features VT and Maple Syrup chugging could be iffy! :)
     
  8. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Hard to say without knowing your mother, but...

    Never met anyone that didn't thoroughly enjoy:

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    Kind of a "feel-good" movie, but touching nonetheless:

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    The story is a little rough on the squeamish (a little violence and some sensitive topics), but my mother loved:

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    I was soooo going to suggest that :p
     
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    You've rented 80k movies? hmmm

    +2 on About a Boy
    Also, Land of Women.
     
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    Funny Games directed by Michael Haneke. Both the 1997 German and the 2008 English versions. :cool:
     
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    I was going to suggest that one too, but it's very sad at the end, thus breaking the OP's 'no heart-breaking endings' rule.

    I thought 'Music and Lyrics' was a good movie.
     
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. or maybe she's seen it already since you've rented over a million movies for her.
     
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    Harold & Maude
    Garden State
    About a Boy
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    A Perfect World
     
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    I second "Harold and Maude". Beautiful, touching, interesting and clever -- a classic.

    I also second "Life is Beautiful"

    - The Pillow Book (Peter Greenaway)

    - Memoirs of a Geisha
     
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    Pi
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    The Fountain
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    They are both very good films.
     
  18. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You people are legends, thank you!

    Okay, I'll have a look through that list.....surely there's one in there that she'll like?!

    But forgot to mention......she thinks Hugh Grant is a "drip". :eek:
     
  19. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    O.......kay. :confused:
     
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    That leaves out "About a Boy" :eek:
     
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    La Vie En Rose is another good movie.

    EDIT: Big Fish is another kick ass movie, so I'm seconding BiTurboMunkie's recommendation of it.
     
  24. Hello.there thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right. Is it, um, romantic? **cough**
     

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