Lorenzo's Oil Movie Review Summary

Actors: Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte

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The movie was based on a true story of a family trying to save a child's life. The child was diagnosed with ALD-a disease which eats away at the brain and causes disfunction and eventually death. The story goes through the parents' struggle with the doctors who had no idea at the time what ALD was or how it could be stoped. It showed all the steps that the child went through with the disease.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Liz

A mother and a father struggle to find the cause and the cure for their son's debilitating disease-ALD.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emily

Script Analysis of Lorenzo's Oil

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Son because he/she is    -   physically ill Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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