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James L. Brooks
Born May 9, 1940 (age 79)
James Lawrence "Jim" Brooks (born May 9, 1940) is an Academy Award-, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning American television and movie director, producer and screenwriter. Growing up in North Bergen, New Jersey, Brooks endured a fractured family life and passed the time by reading and writing. After dropping out of New York University, he got a job as an usher at CBS, going on to write for the CBS News... full bio
As Good as It Gets
[1997]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 19min
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A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Spanglish
[2004]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 11min
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A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.
How Do You Know
[2010]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 1min
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After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.
Terms of Endearment
[1983]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 2h 12min
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Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Broadcast News
[1987]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2h 13min
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Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.
I'll Do Anything
[1994]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 55min
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Matt Hobbs is a talented but unsuccessful actor. When estranged (and strange) ex-wife Beth dumps their daughter Jeannie on Matt, father and daughter have a lot of adjusting to do. His budding relationship with attractive production assistant Cathy Breslow is made complicated, while the precocious child is overly accustomed to getting her own way. Matt eventually faces the choice of family vs career... see more
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