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A Price Above Rubies Movie Review Summary

Actors: Renee Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Juliana Margulies

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Sonia is a young wife in New York's Hasidic community. Her husband is a very devout Orthodox Jew whose shyness and sexual inhibitions are inadequate to Sonia's hunger for experience and life. His brother who gives Sonia a job in his jewelry business and uses her sexually is not the answer either. The film's title is taken from a psalm that refers to the value of a valorous woman, and it is a fine if somewhat unsubtle film. Zellweger is a marvel in the lead role of a woman bursting with life in a repressive subculture (much better than in her more famous appearances in "Jerry Maguire" or "Me, Myself & Irene"), and Eccleston is memorable in the rather one-dimensional, Mephistophelean role of the brother-in-law.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Script Analysis of A Price Above Rubies

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   religious issues Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   In-laws Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   2 () Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Jew, regular Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets

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