My Own Private Idaho Movie Review Summary

Actors: Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix

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River Phoenix is the mixed up street kid Mike Walters, looking for the answers to a family puzzle in this bleak look at street life in Gus Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho'. Keanu Reeves plays his 'friend' Scott Favor. Both give excellent performances.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother    -   Brother Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   1 () Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Poverty story?    -   Yes Battle with shrink/bum?    -   wisdom from a homeless man or bum

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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