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  1. Telling the truth can sometimes be an dilemma.
  2. are you happy you went?
  3. I was very the problems within the company.
  4. She became a character when she heard the news.
  5. I like reading books that make me think about life.
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17 Good Movie
Jamie talks about a film that he really liked and why it is such a good film.

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heavy movie

My favorite movie is a heavy movie.

A 'heavy movie' has an intense plot that makes you think or is very suspenseful.  They can be dark, about serious subject matter, upsetting or emotionally draining.  Notice the following:

  1. She only likes to watch heavy movies.
  2. The movie was good, but a little heavy for my mood.

aware of

She was not aware of his psychological problems.

If you are 'aware of' something you see or recognize it.  Notice the following:

  1. Were you aware of all the changes that happened when you were there?
  2. I wasn't even aware of the fact that you were there.

ethical dilemma

It's an ethical dilemma, having to decide which child would be murdered.

An 'ethical dilemma' is a difficult decision that tests what is morally right to do.  Usually it is a decision that has conflicting solutions and it is hard to decide which is the right one.  Notice the following:

  1. It is a real ethical dilemma about what I should do.
  2. There are many ethical dilemmas in life.

psycho character

Kevin Kline is a psycho character in the movie.

A 'psycho character' is crazy and unpredictable because of mental problems.  Notice the following:

  1. He was kind of a psycho character when he was younger.
  2. She is a psycho character when she gets mad.

all in all

All in all, the movie is fantastic.

We can use the phrase 'all in all' when we want to make a summary of everything that has been said in a writing or conversation. Notice the following:

  1. All in all it was a really good trip
  2. I am satisfied with my experience there all in all.