Nothing in Common Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Nothing in Common

Young and successful David Basner is an advertising executive whose life is in the right place. Women, power, countless of money and a great career to top it off. However things slow down when his ailing father Max gives David the sad news that his wife is divorcing him after 35 years on marriage.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Throughout the years prior to their seperation, Max has grown to be a very bitter and angry man that once full of life and quite the charmer. His negative attitude had a ongoing effect on David's mother Lorraine who finally walks out of the marriage and their home from a loveless marriage and seek a job of her own for the first time since she married Max.

David's own life is put on hold so he patch up the relationship between his father- who needs to learn that life itself is about happiness and self-content whereas his mother needs the emotional support and strength from her son and even moreso from her estranged husband. But to add on an already burden, David has the chance of a lifetime to make partner if he make a deal to a airline for his firm. In the middle of focusing on his job, David takes a close look and learn some things about his parents, his childhood and reevaluate his own life and the decisions he is making.

The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

Script Analysis of Nothing in Common

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   learns to be more sensitive

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Nothing in Common

Nothing in Common Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian