Directed by Nora Ephron, Kathleen owns a small children’s book store, but is coming under competition from Joe Fox’s giant Fox Books, a megastore with a cafe and discounted books. The two become arch rivals, without realising that the romance they are conducting anonymously on the internet is with each other. They agreed on a date to meet up, but when Joe sees Kathleen waiting for him in the restaurant, he puts two and two together, but cannot face her, given their agreement not to reveal each others’ names and professions. How can he reveal himself to her now, knowing that he is the cause of her misery? Hopefully, love will conquer all.
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Directed by Randall Wallace, Based on a true story, of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. In the first major battle of the Vietnam War, 450 gung-ho Army dogfaces square off for one month against 2,000 North Vietnamese regulars in the Ia Drang Valley, resulting in irretractable conflict.
( The vietnamese government did not greet the film with approval. In fact, vietnamese commander Nguyen Huu An, was officially condemned as a traitor.)
Directed by James L. Brooks, Melvin Udall is a sarcastic writer who lives alone in an apartment, eats at the same restaurant each day, is afraid of germs, and generally hates people. His neighbor, Simon, is a gay artist whose dog is constantly becoming entangled in Melvin’s life annoying Melvin and giving rise to much anti-homosexual sentiment on his part. Carol is a waitress at Melvin’s usual eating spot who is trying to take care of an asthmatic son and has to suffer Melvins obnoxious behavior. However, the door to Melvin’s self-awakening is opened by Simon’s dog who Melvin has to watch after Simon is brutally mugged. He comes to love the dog and respect Simon, and to see that Carol’s son receives much-needed medical care.
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, In Albuquerque, the housewife Sheryl Hoover brings her suicidal brother Frank to the breast of her dysfunctional and bankrupted family. Frank is homosexual and expert in Proust, and tried to commit suicide when he was rejected by his boyfriend and his great competitor became renowned and recognized as number one in the field of Proust. Sheryl’s husband Richard is unsuccessfully trying to sell his self-help and self-improvement technique using nine steps to reach success, but he is actually a complete loser. Her son Dwayne has taken a vow of silence as a follower of Nietzsche and aims to be a jet pilot. Dwayne’s grandfather Edwin was sent away from the institution for elders Sunset Manor and is addicted in heroin. The Hoover family treks from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, California, to fulfill the deepest wish of 7-year-old Olive.