Powder Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Flanery, Lance Henriksen

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    This is a story about a young man who was born as his mother died, having been struck by lightening. He is born albino, and is rejected by his father on first sight. He actually remembers being in the womb, and his father's rejection. He lives with his grandparents, spending most daylight hours in the cellar with many books, for the sun hurts his eyes. He has memorized every word, on every page, of every book. When his grandfather dies, he is found and taken to a boys' home, where he is ridiculed for his appearance by the other boys. While in school, in town, he meets a young girl who treats him as normal, and not as a "freak." The sheriff helps him with things, as well as the woman who runs the boys' home and a teacher at the school.
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    It is discovered that he is very sensitive, extremely electric (basically made of electricity), which is why his entire body is hairless. He can also touch something and transmit its feelings to someone else. He does this with a dying deer, causing it's shooter to feel its death as though he were experiencing it himself. His IQ cannot be recorded for it is too high to chart. He is very sad at being treated so badly by the "normal" people, and wants only to go back to the farmhouse.
The review of this Movie prepared by Tay Hibbett

This is about an isolated teenager who was born an albino. His name is Jeremy Reed but is called "powder" his mom died because of a lightning hit her while she was pregnant.
Powder lived with his grandma and grandpa in their basement when they started to be afraid of him becuae of his powers. He can feel peoples emotions and can heal living things. He is very sensitve and also has great eyes. The town sheriff finds him abandened in his basement "his grandma and grandpa left him" and took him and made him go to high school where he was made fun of constantly by a bully. He meets this girl and kisses her.
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When the sheriff goes to investigate the death of an old lady out on the countryside, he finds her grandson, Powder, in the basement. The sheriff then decides to bring Powder to civilization. Powder gets put into school and the teachers find out that he is a genius. Not all is good for powder though, the kids at school make fun of him for being bald and albino. They all stop when he uses a mysterious power that causes electricity to attract towards him and they learn that he can read peaple's minds and heal them. Powder just wants to be left alone so he continually tries to escape.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dashaun Montanez

Script Analysis of Powder

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   special abilities Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   fire/lightning/weather cntrl    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   healing Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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