Auto Focus Movie Review Summary

Actors: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Ron Liebman, Maria Bello

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“I don't drink, I don't smoke. Two out of three ain't bad,” justifies actor Bob Crane (Kinnear) of his sex addiction which began during the five-season success of his 1960's title role, “Hogan's Heroes.” A photography enthusiast and successful deejay, Crane accepts his pivotal TV role and meets creepy video maven, John “Carp” Carpenter (Dafoe). Carp sells VCR prototypes to the stars and enthralls Crane with a home unit. Before long, the promiscuous “Carp” shows Crane how videotaping sex scenes is more fun than videotaping his family whom he loses when his wife finds some naughty stills in the garage. His next wife, the blond "Hogan Hero" Hilda (Bello) is more accepting, but by this time Crane is broke and reduced to dinner theatre engagements and groveling to his agent (Leibman) that his known Hollywood lifestyle should have nothing to do with the scarcity of available roles. Following a believable “breakup” scene where Crane insists to Carp he'll “re-invent his career,” Crane is bludgeoned to death in an Arizona motel room, a crime which goes unsolved as the hanger-on Carp is acquitted.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex!    -   voyeurism Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   licking    -   orgies    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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