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Charly Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom

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Cliff Robertson, a forgettable actor from the 1960s, never did anything so fine as this film adaptation of Daniel Keyes's marvelous science fiction story, "Flowers for Algernon." A mentally-retarded grown man who works as a custodian in a bakery participates in a scientific experiment intended to boost his intelligence many times. It works ... but with mixed and ultimately sad results. Claire Bloom plays the school teacher hired to guide the man's intellectual and social growth, and with whom he inevitably falls in love. This tender, sweet film was refreshingly scored by Ravi Shankar.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 () Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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