human-interest


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hu·man-in·ter·est

(hyo͞o′mən-ĭn′trĭst, -tər-ĭst, -trĕst′)
adj.
Presenting people and their problems, concerns, or achievements in a way that arouses interest or sympathy: a human-interest story.
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hu′man-in′terest


adj.
(of a journalistic story) designed to arouse sympathy for the people and problems described.
[1925–30]
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Inspired by the true story of 10 friends from Spokane, Washington, who have been playing tag for over 20 years, scriptwriters Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen embellish this offbeat human-interest story with laddish humour, outlandish action sequences and romantic one-upmanship.
Inspired by the true story of 10 friends from Spokane, Decent gags and a talented cast raise this romp above similar fare Washington, who have been playing tag for over 20 years, scriptwriters Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen embellish this offbeat human-interest story with laddish humour, outlandish action sequences and romantic one-upmanship.
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