Passion Fish (1992) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Strathairn

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May-Alice Culhane (McDonnell) is a successful soap opera star. Her continued professional ascent is disrupted by a car accident that leaves her wheelchair-bound. To avoid scrutiny, she returns to her home town in Louisiana -- a place she had fled without looking back. In her frustration, she begins drinking and lashing out at everyone, including the series of nurses hired to tend to her. Now Chantelle (Woodward) has arrived and is insistent on getting May-Alice sober. The film examines each woman's relationships with the men in their lives Curtis-Hall and Strathairn -- as well as with each other.
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Soundtrack includes classics performed by a Cajun music who's who including The Balfa Brothers, and John Delafose and the Eunice Playboys.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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