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Mona Lisa Movie Review Summary

Actors: Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Cathy Tyson

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Just out of prison, middle-aged working-class George can't find work anywhere except through the local crime boss for whom he took the fall. His job is to chauffeur a high-priced black callgirl to her appointments. The two do not have anything in common, and have trouble getting along, but George falls for this unattainable and inappropriate object anyway, and eventually learns her secrets. As George, Bob Hoskins has never been better -- gritty and tender at the same time. Michael Caine is appallingly slimy as the crime boss, Cathy Tyson cold, aloof and yet vulnerable as the prostitute. A very sad story, but superbly told. Still writer-director Neil Jordan's (The End of the Affair, Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) best.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Story of    -   criminal becomes sensitive Kind of sex:    -   rape Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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