Crowtan Definition: A film with impeccable structure, an emotive story line and a general feeling that the viewer has just been manipulated into caring about certain characters and situations much more than she wished she had. Examples: John Cusack serenading Ione Skye with a boombox playing Peter Gabriel in Say Anything. The starry-eyed, semiautobiographical look at a 1970s rock band in Almost Famous. Could Describe: Garden State.
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