Charlie has a neurological disorder so strong emotions, especially joy, make him faint. He lives with his brother. Working as librarian gives him a quiet environment but then Francesca enters the library and his life.
Thinking they're about to crash, Emma spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger...Until she later meets Jack, her company's young CEO, who now knows every humiliating detail about her. Based on the blockbuster NYT bestseller.
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.
A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
Charlie suffers from cataplexy, a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden bouts of paralysis whenever he experiences strong emotions -- in particular, joy. He develops a variety of techniques to deny himself too much pleasure and happiness, but they're put to the ultimate test when he falls in love.
This story is loosely based on act 3 of episode 409 of "This American Life" radio program hosted by Ira Glass. See more »
During Marvin and Liza's wedding, when Charlie starts falling, he is beside Cooper and in the next shot, he comes in front of Liza. See more »
I can't drive with the radio on in case anything by The Pointer Sisters comes on and I swerve into a ditch. I can't walk along any beach where there might be frolicking seals. I can't eat kettle corn. I can't boogie board. I can't swim in any body if water that is higher than my chest, especially if there's some guy playing with his gorgeous Golden Retriever. I can't barbecue unsupervised. I probably can't go to The Grand Canyon just based on the pictures I've seen 'coz it's too breathtakingly ...
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