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Sonny Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Franco, Brenda Blethyn, Harry Dean Stanton, Scott Caan

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Directed by Bicholas Cage, this movie stars James Franco as Sonny Phillips. After getting out of the army Sonny visits his mother Jewel Phillips (Brenda Blethyn) in New Orleans. She wants him to get back into the sex trade but Sonny wants to leave his gigolo days behind him. He tells her that his friend from the army has a job for him in his fathers book store in Texas. Before leaving, Jewel's boyfriend Henry Wade (Harry Dean Stanton) has a talk with Sonny, letting him know that trying to lead a straight life comes with a whole new set of problems. Sonny goes to Texas anyway and finds out that the father of his friend Jesse (Scott Caan) has died, thus no job. Jesse and Sonny go out on a double date. Sonny has sex with the woman and opens up to her, letting her know about how he used to sell sex for money. When she gets up to go to the bathroom he finds out she is a drug addict and he flips out because he wanted this be different. He wanted it to be a good real experience but the woman turned out not to be as pure as he had hoped. This sends Sonny back to New Orleans, selling sex to older woman for kinky sex. Even though he tried his best, Sonny never did feel good in his own skin and learned to accept his fate in life as a prostitute.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas City?    -   Yes City:    -   New Orleans

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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