The Gingerbread Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger, Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr., Famke Janssen, Embeth Davidtz

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Based on a John Grisham story, THE GINGERBREAD MAN is a movie directed by Robert Altman in 1998.
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Kenneth Branagh is a successful lawyer who's seduced one night by Embeth Davidtz. In spite of the reluctance of his partner Daryl Hannah, Branagh accepts to take Davidtz's case and help her locking up her father Robert Duvall in a mental hospital. But Duvall escapes and Branagh fears that Duvall might take revenge on Davidtz and on him. When his own children are kidnapped, Branagh forgets his ethical principles, takes a gun and decides to make his own justice. But is Duvall really guilty ? Hasnt' Branagh been set up ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   sex with client/patient Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   lawyer creature

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Forest?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat    -   drowning Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   school    -   bar    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing full frontal--women

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