Grand Canyon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Mary McDonnell, Steve Martin, Alfre Woodard

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Lawyer Mac (Kevin Kline) finds himself surrounded by thugs, when he gets stranded in a no-go area of Los Angeles in the middle of the night, because his car breaks down. The thugs get talked out of harassing and mugging him by Simon (Danny Glover), a local truck driver, rescuing him. Mac befriends Simon, despite the fact their lives are very different. Meanwhile, Mac's wife Claire (Mary McDonnell) and best friend action-movie producer Davis (Steve Martin) run into some life-altering situations. Claire finds an abandoned baby girl while jogging down the street and decides to adopt her after a homeless person whispers to her she should. And Davis all of a sudden picks up an interest in philosophy after being shot down by a mugger, pledging to devote the rest of his life to ridding the cinema of violence. At the end, they visit the Grand Canyon on a joint day trip, a place that is philosophically and literally bigger than their respective lives.
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Best part of story, including ending: Everybody's life is changed in more or less significant ways.

Best scene in story: Where the homeless person whispers to Claire she should adopt the baby and she takes it as a sign.

Opinion about the main character: She is a character you can relate to.

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Script Analysis of Grand Canyon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of group of friends

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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