Philadelphia Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards

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Andrew Beckett(Tom Hanks)is a prestigous Philadelphia lawyer. Yet there are secrets which his employers don't know, he has AIDS and he is gay. One day he is fired for misplacing a document which he clearly left out for his bosses. He seeks representation, until finally finding a personal injury lawyer, Joe Miller(Denzel Washington). He doesn't want to take on the case because of prejudice issues. But once Beckett proves to Miller that he has a case backed by justice, he takes him on. Miller will have to set aside his prejudices and get what is right for Beckett, as he slowly fades away from the deadly disesase he has.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Gay guys! Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   lawyer creature Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   sports arena    -   theater    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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