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Director Lasse Hallström (1946)

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Safe Haven
Safe Haven

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Romance (Movies)
Cast:
Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel
Cobie Smulders
Cobie Smulders
David Lyons
David Lyons
Erin, terrified, flees her house in Boston, having been in the possession of a bloody knife. After taking shelter with a neighbor, she goes to the bus station to flee town. Her hair is now cut short and bleached and she stops in the small town of Southport, North Carolina. She introduces herself as Katie at the general store. After getting a job as a waitress, and renting a small house on the edge of town, she befriends her neighbor, Jo. She meets Alex Wheatley who operates the local general store, a widowed father of two young children, Josh, who has a strained relationship with him, and Lexie. Alex soon gives Katie a bicycle so she will not have ...
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Dear John
Dear John

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Romance (Movies)
Cast:
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum
Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried
Henry Thomas
Henry Thomas
In 2003, while serving in the United States Army Special Forces, Staff Sergeant John Tyree is shot in Afghanistan. In a voice-over, he recalls a childhood trip to the U.S. Mint and compares himself to a coin in the United States military, before stating that the last thing he thought of before he blacked out was “you.” Two years earlier in Spring 2001, John is on leave in Charleston, South Carolina. He meets Savannah Curtis, a college student building homes with a group of co-eds for Habitat for Humanity while on spring break. Savannah invites John to a bonfire party where he meets her neighbor, Tim, and his autistic son, Alan. Over the course of two weeks, they go on ...
The Shipping News
The Shipping News

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Drama (Movies)
Cast:
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Gordon Pinsent
Gordon Pinsent
When Quoyle was a young boy, his father, Guy, tossed him into a lake, expecting him to swim naturally. Images of flailing in water and nearly drowning often resurface in Quoyle’s memory when he is under stress. Quoyle, now an ink setter at a small newspaper in Poughkeepsie, New York, lives a lonely life. He becomes infatuated with and marries a vivacious local woman named Petal. Petal is an unfaithful wife and a negligent mother to their six-year-old daughter, Bunny. Petal runs off with a lover, taking Bunny with her. Soon after, Petal and her boyfriend are killed in a car accident. The police return Bunny to Quoyle, informing him that Petal sold her to a black market adoption ...
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Chocolat
Chocolat

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Romance (Movies)
Cast:
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
Alfred Molina
Alfred Molina
Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss
Vianne Rocher, an expert chocolatière and her six-year-old daughter Anouk, drift across Europe following the north wind. In 1959, they arrive in a quiet, traditional French village, overseen by village mayor the Comte de Reynaud at the start of the 40 days of Lent. Vianne opens a chocolate shop, much to Reynaud’s chagrin. Vianne wears more colourful clothing than the village women, does not subscribe to religious convention, and is a single mother. Although not fitting in well with the townspeople she is nevertheless optimistic. With a friendly and alluring nature, she begins to make headway with some of the villagers. Reynaud speaks out against her for tempting the people ...
The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Romance (Movies)
Cast:
Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
Delroy Lindo
Delroy Lindo
Homer Wells grows up in a Maine orphanage directed by avuncular Dr. Wilbur Larch. He is returned twice by foster parents: the first felt he was too quiet and the second beat him. Dr. Larch is addicted to ether and also secretly performs abortions. Conditions at the orphanage are spartan, but the children have love and respect, and are like an extended family. Each night before sleeping, Dr. Larch says to them, “Goodnight you Princes of Maine, you Kings of New England”, as both encouragement and a kind of blessing. Homer, the oldest of the orphans, is very bright, helpful and even-tempered, so Larch trains him in obstetrics and abortions as an apprentice, despite ...
Something to Talk About
Something to Talk About

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Romance (Movies)
Cast:
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
Grace discovers that her husband, Eddie, is having an affair with another woman. After a wildly public confrontation with Eddie and his mistress, Grace packs up their daughter and returns home to her parents’ horse farm to regroup. To her surprise and dismay, everyone around her is still mired in old fashioned ideals and believes she should forgive and forget Eddie’s indiscretion. Her sister, Emma Rae, who is furious at Eddie and lets him know it, is also unwilling to let Grace pretend this has come out of nowhere, or that she did not make choices that led to her current predicament. Eddie, too, confronts Grace about her withdrawal from their life, and his feelings of ...
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Director: Lasse Hallström
Genre: Drama (Movies)
Cast:
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Crispin Glover
Crispin Glover
Darlene Cates
Darlene Cates
In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape is busy caring for Arnie, his mentally impaired younger brother who is turning 18, as they wait for the many tourists’ trailers to pass through town during an annual Airstreamers’ Club gathering at a nearby recreational area. His father had hanged himself seventeen years earlier, and since then his mother, Bonnie, has spent most of her days on the couch watching television and eating. With Bonnie’s morbid obesity leaving her unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and being protective of Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower as well as ...
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