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Sunset Park Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rhea Perlman, Fredro Starr

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Rhea Perlman stars as Phyllis Saroka, a New York City high school teacher, who decides to take a job coaching the boys basketball team as a way of raising money to fund her dreams of opening her own restaurant. The only problem is she knows absolutely nothing about basketball, much less coaching the team. Things worsen as on her first day the players already have their reservations about her ability as a coach. Even though she initially makes bad coaches decisions it inspires to take it more seriously and learn more about the game.
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Thus in turn inspires her players to have more faith in her and they begin to form a bond. A bond that goes beyond the court and into their personal lives. From drug and probation issues with her players to another one getting shot, Saroka is always there. Although the players find out she only plans on being there for one season then wants to leave an open her restaurant. Will their bond be strong enough for her to stay?
Best part of story, including ending: Without spoiling it, there's was no traditional ending.

Best scene in story: The ending. Was sad, but happiness came from it.

Opinion about the main character: I liked that she was willing to look inside herself.

The review of this Movie prepared by George Kipling a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kind of sports story:    -   basketball Sports story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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