The 4th Floor Movie Review Summary

Actors: Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelly Duvall, Austin Pendleton

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Decorator Jane Emelin (Lewis) revels in the privacy of her inherited, rent-controlled New York brownstone while her boyfriend, weatherman Greg Harrison (Hurt) insists she share his Westchester home. She steadfastly remains in her apartment despite the fact that its previous tenant died from a mysterious fall. As she confronts her surly neighbor Martha (Duvall), the over-friendly Mr. Collins (Pendleton), the corpulent super and mysterious written threats, she hears that her downstairs neighbor is an “80-year old woman.” Still, in humorous retaliation, she places her speakers face down blasting rock while skipping rope in ski boots. “You hear that,” she delights. But when maggots and mice appear, she is certain there is some nefarious plot from below. But, of course, neither Greg, her lawyer nor the police believe her. Only when she breaks in to the 4th floor and sees her own floor plan meticulously drawn on the ceiling does she learn the horrifying truth about the legacy of her apartment.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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