Table of contents:
- 1. Diary of memory, 2004
- 2. Listening to the Silence, 2006
- 3. Slumdog millionaire, 2008
- 4. Moms, 2012
- 5. La La Land, 2017
- 6. Ice, 2018
- 7. Little women, 2019
Melodrama is a genre that is no worse than a thriller and a detective that keeps you in suspense throughout the whole picture. Tears, feelings, sympathy, sympathy, dislike and a feeling of joy when the long-awaited happy ending is just around the corner. And as a rule, such films leave few people indifferent, regardless of gender and age. However, the seven best melodramas out of time are a great example of this.
1. Diary of memory, 2004
The works of the American writer Nicholas Sparks can rightfully be distinguished from the list of romantic short stories, and his name has long become a household name. And yet no man could penetrate into a relationship as deeply as he did - in detail, thoughtfully, truthfully. In his novels, much attention is paid to the problems of choice and human destinies. In each of them, the heroes face difficulties, often tragedies determine the further path, but in the end they will definitely receive the love they deserve.
At the moment, about twenty works have come out from the pen of the writer. All of them instantly became bestsellers, some of which were successfully filmed.
For many years, the "Diary of Memory" has occupied a leading place in the list of the best works of the author. Based on the true story of Sparks' relatives, this novel instantly fell into the category of bestsellers, which became the next adaptation.
It was directed by Jim Sheridan. It was planned to give the female image to Ashley Judd, and Matt Damon and Robert Duvall fought for the male roles. The plot of the story, on the one hand, is banal to the point of indecency, and on the other, despite its predictability, it touches to the depths of the soul what is happening.
In a nursing home, an elderly man reads notes from an old notebook to a woman. Struck by Alzheimer's disease, the woman knows nothing about the heroes of this story, but every evening she listens with interest to the story about Noah and the beautiful Ellie, who fell in love at first sight. They spent one summer together, but they will remember him forever.
The story of lovers is as old as the world, but that is why it is no less touching and romantic. The daughter of influential parents and a simple guy from the sawmill is a classic plot of any novel that touches on the topic of the social situation that has become in the way of young people. Ellie will be able to make her choice on the eve of the wedding, in order to decide on her future fate … this is what the viewer will have to find out, having plunged headlong into the "Diary of Memory".
2. Listening to the Silence, 2006
The story of Nastya Belyaeva, a girl from the provinces in Uzbekistan, makes you think about a lot. Possessing a rare gift associated with the ability to hear music even in silence, Nastenka decides to move to Moscow to enter the conservatory and continue her studies there. But the capital meets the provincial woman far from hospitable hugs, but the harsh realities of life in a metropolis, where everyone is on his own and for himself. Confused and bewildered, she turns to her sister for help, who is clearly not up to the problems of Nastya, who suddenly arrived. After all, Ali's thoughts are connected with his son, who was in a hospital bed. And all would be fine, but in an instant Nastya loses her gift, she no longer hears music, but only silence …
3. Slumdog millionaire, 2008
This film has collected many various awards and hundreds of thousands of audience sympathies. The story of eighteen-year-old Jamal Malik kept the viewer in suspense from the first minutes until the very end.
An orphan from the slums of Mumbai, taking part in the show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?", One step away from the coveted prize of twenty million rupees. But as soon as the show stops for a night break, the police immediately arrest a street tramp, suspecting him of fraud. After all, a person from the street cannot know so much, or can he?
Desperate to prove his innocence, Malik tells the story of his life in the slums where he and his brother grew up, their adventures on the road together, violent clashes with local gangs and Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story provides a clue to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Intrigued by Jamal's story, the jaded police inspector begins to wonder what exactly the young man with no apparent desire to get rich is doing on this game show? When the next day dawns and Jamal returns to the broadcast to answer the last question, the inspector and sixty million viewers will finally know Malik's true intentions.
4. Moms, 2012
If you love comedy melodrama, then definitely pay attention to the movie "Moms", which tells eight fascinating stories happening to women in the midst of March 8th. Despite all the difficulties and problems with communication, the sons are struggling to congratulate their beloved mothers on Women's Day.
5. La La Land, 2017
The romantic melodrama "La la Land" gathered around itself a lot of controversial discussions and the army of spectators was divided into two parts: the first - the fans, and the second - all those who did not like the film. Nevertheless, despite the sea of negative reviews addressed to the film, even today it is one of the best in its genre. The story of two young and ambitious people captures from the first minutes, because they are united not only by love for each other, but also for music.
6. Ice, 2018
The film "Ice" literally chills the soul from surging feelings and emotions. A musical melodrama, atypical for Russian cinema, tells the story of the life of the girl Nadezhda, who, walking towards her dream, literally one step away from the achieved goal, loses everything, finding herself in a wheelchair. She has no choice but to return to her hometown and learn to live anew, dream and believe in miracles. In Irkutsk, she meets a former hockey player who decides at all costs to help the girl get back on her feet …
7. Little women, 2019
The film Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louise May Alcott, and unfolds as the author's alter ego, Joe March, reflects on his fictional life.
In the film by screenwriter and director Greta Gerwig, the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each of whom decided to live in her own way, despite the Civil War, the bitterness of disappointment and the hardships of separation, and, of course, love.
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