Bastard Out of Carolina Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jenna Malone, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rooker, Delmont Mulrooney

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The main character is a young girl whose father dies and her mother marries a man who is physically and sexually abusive. The movie is the story of her life as her family struggles with extreme poverty.
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Script Analysis of Bastard Out of Carolina

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   being abused by parent(s) Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   molestation Age group    -   trouble in grade school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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