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K-Pax Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

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All films work by denial of reality, and Kevin Spacey as Prot, who may be an alien from K-PAX, which is a planet about 1000 light years from Earth, is aptly named for the part. It is easy to relate to many of the characters and empathise with them. Spacey acts his part superbly, as he must for the film to work. He sent to a psychiatric facility as a delusional case, but being very convincing, all his fellow ward patients believe that he is indeed from K-PAX. He gives them hope and something to live for and even promises to take one of them back to K-PAX with him. Some of them begin to be cured, which makes the shrinks look bad, but will the cures last? There is also a patient-treats-therapist theme, Jeff Bridges as the therapist clearly gets more out of treating Prot than Prot does out of the treatment. Unfortunately, you have to work overtime to suspend your disbelief throughout the film as Prot can resist all known forms of anti-psychotic drug, see in the UV wavelength of the spectrum, and apparently disappear and re-appear at will from a secure facility. Can hypnosis cure him or will it just dig up trouble? Eventually it all has to resolve on Earth, or he will have to beam back to K-PAX in reality thus proving that he is an alien, and then the film will appear to have all been an out-take from Starman, so the film's ending may or may not satisfy.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Michael JR Jose



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   feelings as an alien growing up among humans    -   search for identity/new understanding

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mental hospital Kind of city    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   depressed/sad

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