Three for $5 pile

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This idea was not originally mine, it was uttered on a forum I read, and it referred to the type of cheap movie (hence 3 for 5 pounds) that would be in the bargain section. These movies tend to be older, unheralded, and have little in the way of production value, which doesn’t reflect their quality, only your expectations.

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On Cold Fish:

Though the 16 year old me described the 1994 weepie Angie, starring Geena Davis as a Brooklyn mother raising her new baby alone, as “maudlin and melodramatic,” Roger Ebert, during his TV review, referring to the multitude of soap-operaish problems piling up on the titular character, suggested that it was only in Hollywood where Angie would get a happy ending. “If they made this movie in France, Angie would have shot herself.”

Well Cold Fish was made in Japan, where Angie would have shot herself and that would have been the happy ending.