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Sweet and Lowdown Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Gretchen Mol, Uma Thurman, John Waters, Woody Allen,

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SWEET AND LOWDOWN is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1999. Sean Penn and Samantha Morton were nominated for the 2000 Oscars in the Best Actor in a leading role and Best Actress in a supporting role categories.

The 30's. Emmet Ray is a young jazz guitarist, almost as good as Django Reinhard. Self-centered, vain, alcoholic and kleptomaniac, he has also strange hobbies like shooting rats or watching passing trains. A mute young laundress falls in love with him and follows him in Hollywood when he's asked to appear in a movie. Later, Emmet will leave Hattie and marry Blanche - Uma Thurman - a rich heiress who is soon cheating on him.

Great performance of Sean Penn. For Allen aficionados.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   musician Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American urban    -   American Northeast Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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