slice of life

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slice of life

A realistic portrayal of life in a film, play, or other artistic medium. I heard that play is a slice of life about a youth struggling with depression.
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a ˌslice of ˈlife

a story, play or film/movie that shows aspects of ordinary life: In this book Dickens shows us a slice of nineteenth-century London life.
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Product categories including soap, cosmetics, oil and tea use slice-of-life appeal as consumers can easily relate themselves with the concept.
An eclectic medley combining slice-of-life storytelling with wistful emotion, and brimming with the earthy quality of the everyday human experience.
A documentary, it features concert footage and slice-of-life footage with cameos by Nellie McKay and Regina Spektor extolling the virtues of the band.
To quote from the review of the audiobook in KLIATT, May 2005: In a slice-of-life novel, Bobby Burns, age 12 in 1962, tells of life in a small English town at a disquieting time.
The dramaturge I worked with for 10 years insisted that I not be known as a gay playwright," explains the Los Angeles-based writer, whose slice-of-life comedies include Pot Morn, Wife Swappers, and Happytime Xmas.
To model how they might proceed when writing their slice-of-life reading logs, I have the class consider a common topic.
There's a real slice-of-life feel to this British independent.
DiCorcia's old blend of fiction and fact has precipitated into extremes: absolute control and passive observation, cinematic drama and slice-of-life realism, melded by a stubborn confidence that tradition can serve as a springboard to invention.
Dirty is a darkly comedic slice-of-life ensemble film that takes us on a journey through the emotionally charged mine fields of bankruptcy, bulimia and sexual addiction.
The story brings together elements of slapstick, existentialism, and slice-of-life realism to present an uproarious portrait of a garrulous Glaswegian as he wanders among the dropouts, drag queens, and other denizens of the city's lower-middle-class housing tracts.
That means that while waiting in the doctor's office, you get to watch Joan Lunden host a 60-minute television show--described by the corporation as "a mix of expert advice, hard-hitting investigations, consumer and health updates, quick quizzes, commentary, comedy, slice-of-life features, and celebrity profiles and interviews.
Both campaigns use recognizable music and slice-of-life scenarios to showcase Chase products as ideal solutions for real-world situations.
Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India], Nov 24 (ANI): 'Dil Chahta Hai', which is one of the landmark Bollywood films, starring actors Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta and Sonali Kulkarni managed to charm the people with its slice-of-life honesty back in 2001.
It's a slice-of-life film about two girls on a road trip.
This sparely plotted slice-of-life may in fact be a little too low-key for some viewers, yet its poetic minimalism is atmospheric, with eventual emotional payoff in some incisively written scenes and a surprisingly effusive wrapup; the pic's satisfyingly poignant sum impact makes its occasionally near-monotonous quietude pay off.