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Signs Of Life Movie Review Summary

Actors: Beau Bridges, Vincent D'Onofrio

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Owen Coughlin, an elderly business owner in the Maine area is coming to the end of his career. He is a boat builder, like his father before him. His son-in-law, John Alder, wants him to sell out and give up the slowly dying business. Daryl Monahan works for Owen, and is responsible for his retarded brother. Daryl wants to marry his girlfriend, and be independent of this burden. His brother good naturedly hangs around the boat shop; generally staying out of trouble, until one day, Daryl angrily admits his feelings to him. The boy goes out on a boat, and almost drowns. Finally, seeing that his purpose in life was to take care of the boy, the old boat builder makes a life changing decision.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sherrie Mills



Script Analysis of Signs Of Life

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Plot & Themes

Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   businessman, saving a faltering Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American rural Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   60's-90's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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