The "small english town" genre of movies

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  1. JoeZhang

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    I'm from a small english town as well - in films they are full of quirky characters, mine was full on inbreeders, noisy fuckers, no-hopers and minimum wage jobs in factories - I was off like a shot.
     
  2. WillsBabe

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    I can relate to all of that, Joe. :)
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    ^ I always thought you were American, for some reason.
     
  4. WillsBabe

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    Born and bred in Lancashire, my friend. :guffaw:
     
  5. Captaindemotion

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    I actually meant JoeZhang (you posted in the interim). But I thought you were American too, come to think of it!
     
  6. WillsBabe

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    I thought JoeThang was American, too. :)
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    Well, there's always the original 1973 version of The Wicker Man, set on a small Scottish island, bu that might not be exactly what the OP is looking for! :)
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    It transplants the town to India but I think Best Exotic Marigold Hotel might fit the bill.
     
  9. Brolan

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    Waiting for Dublin is a newer one. I know it's in Ireland but it meets the other criteria. It's also not a very good movie.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    While set in America, would Its a Wonderful Life qualify? Lots of quirky towns folk who band together.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Not to mention every single episode of Northern Exposure and Gilmore Girls . . :)

    Seriously, Northern Exposure is very much the Alaskan taken on this genre, completed with the befuddled newcomer who gets sucked into the community more or less against his will.

    There's also a bestselling series of novels by Patrick Taylor set in the quaint Irish village of Ballybucklebo, which is full of eccentric characters. (Full disclosure: I've written the jacket copy for all of the books so far.)

    http://us.macmillan.com/series/IrishCountryBooks
     

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