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Elephant Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alex Frost, Eric Deulen, John Robinson, Elias McConnell, Kristen Hicks

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This movie follows several students around during a typical day, except this is no ordinary day. Two messed up kids decide to kill as many people as possible at their high school. The kids then head to the school and start to kill innocent people.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer



It's an ordinary day at an ordinary suburban American high school -- kids go to gym class and study hall, develop and print photos, yak over lunch in the cafeteria -- only it's not. Eric and Alex, disaffected dweebs, are coming to school with an elaborate plan to set off diversionary bombs and shoot as many classmates as they can pick off. Written and directed by independent filmmaker Gus Van Sant, cast with unknown amateur kids from the Portland, Oregon area, and filled with largely improvisatory dialogue, this 2003 meditation on Columbine and other school shootings offers no answers and no cheap thrills. It's slow, non-preaching, and quietly unsettling. It won the Golden Palm and best director awards at Cannes.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Age group    -   trouble in high school

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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