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Ironweed Movie Review Summary

Actors: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson

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Helen Archer and Francis Phelan are drifters on the streets for their own reasons. She is a has-been singer and now struggling with a terminal illness; he was a major league pitcher who sunk into the depths of depression after accidentally dropping and killing his infant son. The two of them are good friends, but they separately struggle to piece together the meaning of their broken lives.
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Plot & Themes

Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   bum/drifter Poverty story?    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   dying Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Son

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

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