I Want To Go Home Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gérard Depardieu, Adolph Green, Linda Lavin, Laura Benson, Micheline Presle, Géraldine Chaplin

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Based on a Jules Feiffer original script, I WANT TO GO HOME is a movie directed by Alain Resnais in 1989. The picture won a special prize at the Venice Film Festival for its screenplay.
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Joey Wellman is one of the last american cartoonists of the golden era. Almost forgotten in his own country, he's been invited in Paris, France where his work is displayed. It's his first trip outside the U.S.A. and he's not enjoying the stay, criticizing everything. His secret wish is to meet his daughter in France, a daughter he hasn't seen in two years. Joey is invited by Christian Gauthier, a university professor fan of his comic books and also the Phd supervisor of Joey's daughter Elsie. Meanwhile, Elsie hesitates to meet his father with whom she always had a love/hate relation.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Daughter Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   French

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Air?    -   Yes Air:    -   passenger plane Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing

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