Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Script

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Simon Beaufoy (Screenplay), Paul Torday (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Chocolat Script

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Joanne Harris (Novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (Screenplay), Joanne Harris (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

An Unfinished Life Script

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Mark Spragg (Screenplay), Virginia Korus Spragg (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's never known. But even as buried anger and accusations resurface, the way is opened for unexpected connection, adventure and forgiveness.

Once Around Script

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Director:Lasse Hallström

Script Synopsis:Renata Bella feels like a failure at life and career. But when Renata attends a seminar on selling real estate, she finally finds True Love. Sam Sharpe, while a top-notch, successful salesman, is much older than Renata. She is swept away by his excessively flamboyant style and irrepressible nature. The very traits she finds romantic, however, lead to repeated conflict with her family, especially her beloved father Joe, leaving Renata trapped in the middle.

The Hoax

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Clifford Irving (Author), William Wheeler (Author)

Script Synopsis:In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.

The Shipping News

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Annie Proulx (Novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

The Cider House Rules

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:John Irving (Novel), John Irving (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Peter Hedges (Novel), Peter Hedges (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.

Dear John

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Director:Lasse Hallström
Written by:Jamie Linden (Screenplay), Nicholas Sparks (Novel)

Script Synopsis:While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns from overseas.