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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)

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A drama that details the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson.

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A drama that details the story of a woman's difficult relationship with her stepson.

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Love makes everything possible.

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 October 2010 (Russia)  »

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$6,224 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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$20,585 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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When Emilia and William are sitting in the park, William says "If you go to Collegiate, you can go to Harvard," Emilia responds "Harvard sucks." Natalie Portman, who plays Emilia, attended Harvard. See more »

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When William is piloting the boat at the end of the movie, his hair changes style multiple times. At first it has a part in the bangs, then the part goes away, then the part returns exactly where it was before. See more »

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Referenced in Conan: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Humor Truck (2011) See more »

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Hometown Glory
Written and Performed by 'Adele'
Published by Universal Music Publishing LTD.
Courtery of XL Recordings LTD. and Columbia Records
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Very moving and somewhat inspiring story about a mother's loss and the fight to recover. Great acting, great movie, I say A
16 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can you love someone's son after you lost your daughter? Emilia's (Portman) relationship with her husbands son is strained after the death of their 3 day old daughter. To make matters worse his ex wife (Kudrow) is doing her best to turn the son against her. This is a very heartbreaking movie to watch and it is a little difficult to make it through. Much more devastating then "Rabbit Hole". Portman is incredible in this and actually should have won the Oscar for this and not "Black Swan" (though she did deserve it). Although this is a very hard movie to get through it is entirely worth it and you will be glad you watched it. This is not a typical Hollywood movie and that's why it is so good. Very heart-wrenching and moving. It will make you examine your life to decide what is important. When you watch this make sure you don't have plans after, it will bring you down, though the ending is a little uplifting. I really enjoyed this movie, much more then I thought I would. I give it an A.

Would I watch again? - I might, but it would be tough.

*Also try - Rabbit Hole & Step Mom


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