Flesh and Bone Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan, Gwyneth Paltrow

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FLESH AND BONE is a film written and directed by Steven Kloves (The Fabulous Baker Boys) in 1993.
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When he was a kid, Arlis Sweeney used to help his no-good father Roy in his criminal activities. One night, Roy, caught while burglarizing a house, killed three people in cold blood in front of Arlis. Only a baby was spared.

More than thirty years later, Arlis has become a small businessman, still haunted by that tragic night. He meets Kay Davies, a young woman who's just left her violent husband, and falls in love with her. It's the moment chosen by Roy to reappear in Arlis's life. The tension between both men will slowly grow until Roy and Arlis understand that Kay Davies is in fact the baby Roy spared thirty years before. How will he react Arlis when his father tells him that they don't have any other alternative : Kay must die.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchbreaker interference Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   guilt over actions that lead to death/injury

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

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

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