Instinct Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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This movie delves into the very soul of humanity what we feel and do to the earth and the other inhabitants that share it with us. It deals a stern reality to human kind to change its agressive behaviors and appreciate what we have been given. Cuba Godding Jr is extraordinary in the character of the physichiatrist trying to proove himself..and in the end finding himself. Anthony Hopkins gives a sensitive and vulnerable portrayal of one man seeking truth of his existance
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The review of this Movie prepared by jane Williams

A remarkable film about an anthropologist's(Hopkins) special relationship with a group of gorillas. How he managed to find peace and embraced them in African wilds for 2 years until they were 'disturbed' by gorilla-poachers. He killed some of them to protect his friends but was seized and imprisoned in a U.S. mental institution. He refused to utter a word until his case was assigned to a patient psychologist(Gooding Jr.).
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Script Analysis of Instinct

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999    -   1960's-1970's Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   wild herbivore    -   monkey Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   daughter Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes We hear thoughts of animal?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   explorer    -   doctor Age:    -   60's-90's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   can talk to animals    -   mind reading    -   is very quick Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes Africa    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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