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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Though in many ways a soapy tearjerker, this movie is one of many 1930s dramas with a surprisingly adult perspective, with sophisticated attitudes towards marriage, infidelity and divorce. It helps that James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are incredibly well-matched: you're able to sympathize with both partners. All in all, an entertaining melodrama about how clashing careers can strain a marriage, and a remarkably modern look at love versus ambition.
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