Tempest Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia, Vittorio Gassman, Molly Ringwald

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Director and co-writer Paul Mazursky (“Down and Out in Beverly Hills”), gives the classic Shakespeare play contemporary flair in this charming film.
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Unhappy with his actress wife Antonia (Gena Rowlands) and his current architectural project for entrepreneur Alonzo (Vittorio Gassman), Phillip Dimitrius (John Cassavetes) finds himself with powerful feelings of wanderlust. In his daydreams, Phillip envisions a calm, joyful and simple way of life. When Antonia, eager to resuscitate her fading acting career, suddenly leaves Phillip, he happily flees Manhattan for his ancestral Greece with the couple's precocious thirteen-year-old daughter, Miranda (Molly Ringwald).

Once in Greece, Phillip and Miranda meet bubbly Aretha Tomalin (Susan Sarandon), a divorcee bohemian from Brooklyn. They soon discover a small slice of heaven on a remote, perpetually sunny Greek island. Unbeknownst to the trio lurks Kalibanos (Raul Julia), a lecherous, cave-dwelling oddball who soon takes an inappropriate interest in young Miranda. Phillip discovers that his estranged wife and former boss (along with a host of other quirky characters) have washed up on his private shore after a yachting mishap during a freak rainstorm.

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   married couple fighting How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   beach

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   play

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