Prince of Tides Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nick Nolte, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin

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For Nolte, it's “Poor Man, Rich Girl” in this 1991 drama directed by Barbara Streisand. Southern school teacher Tom Wingo (Nolte) must fly to New York since his twin sister Savannah has again tried to kill herself. There, he meets Susan Lowenstein (Streisand), Savannah's psychiatrist, to reluctantly reveal repressed childhood memories on his sister's behalf. Streisand skillfully edits flashbacks of family violence, his humiliation at being considered “white trash,” and three convicts' brutal rapes of his mother, his sister and himself (“I didn't even know that could happen to a boy”). As Tom spends his mornings teaching football to Susan's spoiled teenager (Streisand's real-life son, Jason Gould), the therapy intensifies and these opposites' attraction for each other turns to love.
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Plot & Themes

Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   coach Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   school    -   bar    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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