Lakeview Terrace Movie Review Summary

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This film takes an intriguing look at racism and racial profiling. While it has been the norm - where racism and racial profiling is concerned - for it to be a White (Caucasian) individual subjecting a minority (usually a Back/African-American or Latino/Hispanic) to this kind of activity, Lakeview Terrace views it from a different perspective.
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In this case it is not only a police officer, but an African American one, Abel Turner (played by Samuel L. Jackson), who vindictively harasses his neighbors Chris and Lisa Mattson (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington). He mainly does this due to the fact that they are an interracial couple. Turner attempts to use his power and clout as an LAPD officer to bully the couple around, as well as out of the neighborhood.
Best part of story, including ending: I like it because it tackled a topic from a non traditional angle.

Best scene in story: When Chris asks or makes reference to Abel's wife being unfaithful to him during their stand off.

Opinion about the main character: Disliked the fact that he was racist.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of Lakeview Terrace

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Plot & Themes

Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   racism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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