The Crying Game Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stephen Rea, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Joe Savino

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Fergus (Rea) is a basically good-hearted soul who is a member of the Irish Republican Army. When a British soldier, Jody (Whitaker), is kidnapped by the IRA -- lured by tough woman Jude (Richardson) -- Fergus is told to guard the prisoner and ends up befriending him. Jody gives Fergus a photo of his girlfriend in London, Dil, and asks him to look her up if things go badly. They go very badly, and Fergus deserts his comrades and goes to London, finds a day job, and meets Dil. Eventually they fall in love. Wracked with guilt about his role in Jody's death, Fergus learns that Dil as a surprise or two for him as well. This odd, dislocating 1992 film by writer-director Neil Jordan was a talk-provoking hit but has not worn all that well.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

THE CRYING GAME is a movie written and directed by Neil Jordan in 1992. Neil Jordan won the academy award in the Best Screenplay written directly for the Screen category.

Forest Whitaker, a british soldier, is kidnapped by the I.R.A. that wants to swap him for a jailed I.R.A. member. Stephen Rea, one of the kidnappers, and Whitaker become friends during the three days of the kidnapping. Whitaker asks Rea to take care of his girl-friend Dil, a young hairdresser, if the I.R.A. executes him. On the third day, Whitaker accidentally dies while the British Army is attacking the terrorist camp. Stephen -Fergus- Rea leaves Ireland for England and finds Dil to whom he doesn't dare to tell the truth about his role in Whitaker's death. Both fall in love and Fergus discovers that Dil is in fact a man. In the meantime, the I.R.A. wants Fergus to commit another hit on british soil.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   Guys cutting off weiners/girls adding them Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish    -   British

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   prison    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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