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Poison Movie Review Summary

Actors: Todd Haynes

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This film is composed of three unrelated plotlines. In one, a scientist synthesizes a formula for human sexuality, but upon drinking it becomes a leper. Another plotline follows Richie Beacon, a seven-year-old boy who shoots his father and then disappears. The last story is about a man who has become obsessed with a boy he saw humiliated at reform school, and takes place when the men are reunited in prison.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Son Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   scientist/inventor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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