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Freedom Writers (2007) with Hilary Swank They take a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Writers
An extreme example I can think of is the movie Up, in which marriage, life and wife's death are all squeezed into a cynical fast forward. It does look like the only reason the viewer was allowed to relate to the romance just before the skip was to demo the distancing effect. Your best example.
This sounds like Bullet from 1996 with Mickey Rourke. Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. [...] the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby Bullet is killed in the end and Louis avenges his ...
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