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The Best Years of Our Lives Movie Review Summary

Actors: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Teresa wright

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This story concerns a group of WW II veterans who return to their families, only to find disappointment and feelings of inadequacy. One has lost his hands and must endure people's stares; another finds his children are perfect strangers that who have grown up without him; the other is stuck in a loveless marriage. Each must adjust and find meaning in a post-war world and make these times the best years of their lives.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   conduct in war War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   physical disability Kind of conflict:    -   war, WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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