Spider Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville

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   In this movie we see the inner struggle of Dennis "Spider" Clegg (Ralph Fiennes) after being discharged from a mental hospital with for having a unnamed mental disorder (probably paranoid schizophrenia).
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   Spider goes to a halfway house near the place where he lived as a child and, remembering his brutal past of delusions and abuses, down the memory lane and get even more sick than before.

The review of this Movie prepared by Mário Henrique R. Bernardes / Brazil

David Cronenberg directs this tale of a man nicknamed Spider who is released from an asylum. The man then goes to a shelter for mentally ill people and then he begins to recall the events that brought him to where he is today. Remembering things through often times surreal scenes, Spider watches himself as a child who believes that his father killed his mother and replaced her with a drunken barfly. Spider's final realization of what he did as a child is the twist that will break him down and send him back to the asylum.
The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia

SPIDER is a movie written by Patrick McGrath and directed by David Cronenberg in 2002. This film was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

Ralph -Spider- Fiennes is mentally disturbed. He's just moved into Mrs. Wilkinson's residence with other patients. Day after day, he writes about the events that have driven him mad. Soon, we understand that the violent death of his mother seems to be the cause of his mental illness.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Spider

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Plot & Themes

Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally ill


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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