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Deconstructing Harry Movie Review Summary

Actors: Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Demi Moore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robin Williams, Tobey Maguire

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DECONSTRUCTING HARRY is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1997. Nominated for the best screenplay directly written for the screen 1997 Oscar.

Harry Block, suffering from the writer's block (!), has to travel through the state in order to be honored by the college that expelled him a long time ago. He finally convinces Cookie, a hooker, a cardiac friend and his own son to come along with him. But his literary creations begin to haunt him while he remembers his three marriages and various scenes of his past.

A great Woody Allen movie.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



A really, really, really wierd movie about a neurotic writer (Allen, of course) who is being honored at a school which he was kicked out of. Along the way, you see some pieces of his story and how they affect the people in his life that they're based on. Look for cameos galore.
The review of this Movie prepared by Adam D. Bram








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   writer Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   school    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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