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Happier Abroad related movies?

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Post by pandabear » May 23rd, 2014, 6:56 pm

Another one, probably more relevant, I just watched it: Picture Bride



About Japanese women who married Japanese men who were in Hawaii, based upon their picture and a letter. Something akin to mail order brides, at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Post by pandabear » May 24th, 2014, 1:46 pm

The Vietnamese Bride



Cute movie.

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Post by pandabear » May 25th, 2014, 5:35 am

Since some of you mentioned Mutiny on the Bounty, here is an earlier version of the movie.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE5-HpfS ... re=related[/youtube]

The second half of the movie shows some of the mutineers' descendents on Pitcairn Island.

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Foreign Brides

Post by WorldTraveler » June 16th, 2014, 9:24 pm

The Birthday Girl with Nicole Kidman is a great movie. This movie is a must see for anybody thinking about bringing back a Russian bride.





Closer to Home about the different desires between a Filipina bride and her American husband.

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Post by pandabear » July 14th, 2014, 5:17 pm

School of Seduction


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Re: Foreign Brides

Post by pandabear » July 18th, 2014, 7:17 pm

WorldTraveler wrote:The Birthday Girl with Nicole Kidman is a great movie. This movie is a must see for anybody thinking about bringing back a Russian bride.





Closer to Home about the different desires between a Filipina bride and her American husband.
Thanks for the recommendations. I just finished The Birthday Girl, but haven't been able to find Closer to Home.

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Post by Jester » July 18th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Winston wrote:Here is a list of Happier Abroad related films on IMDB. It's called "List of Going Native Films".

http://www.imdb.com/list/Zm2ei6el2hM/
My kind of stuff

"Farewell to the King" (on the list) has a nice White-Guy-with-native-girl polygamy theme

Plus I would add...

"Apocalypse Now Redux" has the original "French Plantation Sequence", which helps the movie make more sense, but also has a languid love affair with Martin Sheen and a French hottie under the mosquito net.

These remind me of two movies that were already mentioned earlier in the thread:

"The Quiet American" (Vietnam again, Michael Caine with a young VN hottie under the mosquito net"

Also "Six Days Seven Nights"... newlywed gets separated from bride, gets seduced by hot native girl

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Post by pandabear » July 22nd, 2014, 7:43 am

Lord Jim

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059399/

Based on the book by Joseph Conrad.

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Post by hammanta » July 22nd, 2014, 1:46 pm

"The Art of Travel- Is about a young guy about to get married to a slut but calls it quits and goes on a multi year trip around Central and South America falling in love along the way.

"Bitter/Sweet" - Coffee executive travels to Thailand to find quality coffee plants and ends up falling for a very beautiful Thai girl.

"Outsource"- Business executive is sent to India to train customer service reps and falls for the culture and a cute Indian female.

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Post by pandabear » July 23rd, 2014, 7:11 am

Sandra Bullock was quite funny in The Proposal

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1041829/?ref_=tt_rec_tt


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Post by pandabear » August 3rd, 2014, 4:50 pm

If you like Apocalypse Now, then you should probably also watch Heart of Darkness

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110002/

Apocalypse Now was also based on the book by Joseph Conrad, which is worth reading.

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Post by Jester » September 21st, 2014, 9:42 pm

pandabear wrote:
Sandra Bullock....... in The Proposal
:? :?: :?:

Not quite gettin' you here....

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