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Critical Care Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Albert Brooks, Jeffrey Wright

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CRITICAL CARE is a movie directed by Sidney Lumet in 1997. James Spader is a young doctor working in the intensive care unit of an eastern hospital. He gets sexually involved with one of the daughters of a comatose patient. Soon she is blackmailing the poor James Spader in order to make him cease artificially prolounging her father's life. Is it because she cares about her father or because she wants to have a full share of his multimillion dollar fortune. A good black comedy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Struggle with:    -   Sister Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   sex with client/patient Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   doctor/nurse/something medical Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Northeast Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of "the rich" Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

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

Setting

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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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