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Explain a film plot terribly

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Grumpy war vet decides not to kill his niece at the end.

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2 minutes ago, Buckeye Jones said:

Grumpy war vet decides not to kill his niece at the end.

The Searchers

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33 minutes ago, Buckeye Jones said:

The Ten Commandments!

 

er, maybe not...

That would be a fascist dictator with no hair. Try again?

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1 hour ago, Evan C said:

Stations of the Cross.

Nope. Gosh, my description could work for so many films. Another hint: the lead character has appeared in multiple films, and I wrote an essay last year about her filmic depictions.

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4 minutes ago, Joel Mayward said:

Nope. Gosh, my description could work for so many films. Another hint: the lead character has appeared in multiple films, and I wrote an essay last year about her filmic depictions.

Passion of Joan of Arc.

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On 1/11/2017 at 6:57 AM, Joel Mayward said:

 

3. A teenage girl feels terribly misunderstood and antagonized by authority figures.

 
 

Any of the Joan of Arc films. 

EDIT:  I had not seen Evan C's response before posting this.  

Let me throw in a couple of bad plot descriptions:

1. A man teaches a war veteran a few good lines to use with a woman during sex. 

2. A businessman regrets not selling his watch.  

 

 

Edited by Mark R.Y.

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Both Evan and Mark got it. I was thinking particularly of Dreyer's film.

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20 hours ago, NBooth said:

The Searchers

Yep!  

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On 1/12/2017 at 0:18 PM, Evan C said:

A fascist dictator with bad hair and multiple trophy wives worries about his sons' future.

Hint: there's also a car chase.

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On 1/12/2017 at 8:55 AM, Buckeye Jones said:

A bunch of failed profs plus a working stiff roast marshmallows.

This is the one that's driving me nuts.  The 1967 Accident comes to mind as it features several middle-aged & unhappy Oxford profs.  There is a lengthy "backyard" party scene, although I don't recall any marshmallows, roasted or otherwise.  Nor any working stiffs.  

Hail Caesar! is another movie that sounded right if we consider Clooney's actor a "working stiff," but the guys in the group are screenwriters, not professors (aside from Marcuse), and all I remember them chomping on were cucumber sandwiches, not marshmallows.  

(Of course, it might turn out to be an oblique reference to some recent genre superhero film, thus leaving me completely at sea.)

Another hint, please! :D

Edited by Mark R.Y.

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13 minutes ago, Mark R.Y. said:

This is the one that's driving me nuts.  The 1967 Accident comes to mind as it features several middle-aged & unhappy Oxford profs.  There is a lengthy "backyard" party scene, although I don't recall any marshmallows, roasted or otherwise.  Nor any working stiffs.  

Hail Caesar! is another movie that sounded right if we consider Clooney's actor a "working stiff," but the guys in the group are screenwriters, not professors (aside from Marcuse), and all I remember them chomping on were cucumber sandwiches, not marshmallows.  

(Of course, it might turn out to be an oblique reference to some recent genre superhero film, thus leaving me completely at sea.)

Another hint, please! :D

If there's something weird, and it don't look good...

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8 minutes ago, Evan C said:

If there's something weird, and it don't look good...

Tsk, Ghostbusters ??  :lol:

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3 hours ago, Evan C said:

Hint: there's also a car chase.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.

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On 1/13/2017 at 5:58 PM, Mark R.Y. said:

Tsk, Ghostbusters ??  :lol:

Who ya gonna call?

 

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Leonard DiCaprio plays the US president.

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2 minutes ago, Evan C said:

Leonard DiCaprio plays the US president.

The Wolf of Wall Street

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Truth be told, this is not mine.  I just found it hilarious...

A supremely crafted PSA for fireplace safety.

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27 minutes ago, John Drew said:

Truth be told, this is not mine.  I just found it hilarious...

A supremely crafted PSA for fireplace safety.

Is it a metaphor for marriage and putting your faith in God? Or am I thinking of the wrong film?

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2 hours ago, John Drew said:

Truth be told, this is not mine.  I just found it hilarious...

A supremely crafted PSA for fireplace safety.

Manchester by the Sea.

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22 hours ago, Joel Mayward said:

Manchester by the Sea.

Yep.

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2 hours ago, John Drew said:

Yep.

Your description made me chuckle when I read it, but then I immediately felt terrible for doing so.

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