A Cool Dry Place Movie Review Summary

Actors: Vince Vaughn, Monica Potter, Joey Lauren Adams, Bobby Moat

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After his wife ran out, a man tries to raise his six year old son alone. He moves to a small town and works as a lawyer. Through a misunderstanding, he falls in love with a veterinarian. Without warning, his wife returns and wants her son. The man agrees to let her be part of the boys life, but he won't give her custody. He turns down a great job at a big law firm in the city to be with his son. He continues his relationship with the vet and there's a happy ending.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

A single father and reformed workaholic named Russell Durrell (Vaughn) balances his work as an attorney and a high school basketball coach with the daily pressures and care of his five year old son Calvin (Moat). The two moved to rural Kansas after Russell's wife Kate (Potter) abandoned them in Chicago. Just as Russell begins a new relationship with veterinarian assistant Beth Ward (Lauren Adams), his estranged wife reappears and suddenly now wants to be a part of her husband and son's life again. Russell feels torn between his feeling for the new girlfriend and the love he still carries for his wife. Adding to the stress and confusion in his life is the fact that he is presented with the opportunity to join a major firm in Dallas, something he has always wanted to do but the timing couldn't be worse.
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   custody battle Lover is...    -   totally uninterested Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing

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