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Marvin's Room Movie Review Summary

Actors: Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn

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This is an emotional drama starring Diane Keaton as Bessie, a woman who takes care of her elderly father (Hume Cronyn) in Florida. Her sister Lee (Meryl Streep) is having her own family problems in Ohio with her emotional unstable son Hank (Leonardo DiCaprio). Bessie goes to see Dr. Wally (Robert De Niro) and ha takes some blood to rule out if she has a vitamin deficiency. It turns out that she has leukemia. Meanwhile, Hank sets Lee's house on fire after he sets some pictures of her on fire. Hank is then sent to an institution to live. Dr. Wally convinces Bessie to call Lee, who is now living in a church, to come down to Florida and stay with her to see if her or her sons are a match as a bone marrow donor. The rest of the movie is about Hank, Bessie and Lee bonding and learning about each others lives.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Son Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Father Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Miami Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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