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Silent Fall Movie Review Summary

Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, Liv Tyler

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Richard Dreyfuss stars as therapist Jake Rainer in this dramatic thriller written by Akiva Goldsman. Summoned to a savage double murder scene, Jake finds an officer trying to get a knife away from an autistic boy named Tim Warden (Ben Faulkner). Tim's eighteen your old sister Sylvie (Liv Tyler) is cooperative, telling the police about a mysterious man that she walked in on. Sherriff Mitch Rivers (J.T.Walsh) has no clues and asks Jake to help pull the information thats hidden within Tim. But we come to learn throughout the movie that Jake has tremendous guilt over a young boy who committed suicide in his care and doesn't want to help. Jake eventually gives in and through several sessions he learns that Tim speaks through many voices -- other peoples voices, specifically his sister, mother and father. Just as Jake is about to make a break through with Tim, Sheriff Rivers gets Tim in the hands of Dr. Harlinger (John Lithgow). The doctor hypnotizes Tim and purposely sends him in a rage to show his abnormal strength. This leads the Sheriff to believe Tim killed his parents. Jake begs for one more day to work with Tim, and he gets it but Sylvie has other things in store for Jake. She drugs him and puts him on a frozen lake to drown but he doesn't. As he crawls back in he figures out everything that happened that night when he looks at the cards that Tim had been cutting through out the movie.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Plotlets    -   victim dies just after sex Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

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

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?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   knives Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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