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The Man in the Moon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Jason London, Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Emily Warfield

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In 1950's Louisiana, 14-year-old Dani Trant (Witherspoon) falls in love for the first time when 17-year-old Court Foster (Jason London) moves in next door. Court and Dani get to know each other during visits to the nearby waterhole, and he seems to return her attentions, all under the watchful eyes of her parents (Waterston, Harper). Things change when Court meets Dani's beautiful older sister Maureen (Warfield), who will soon be leaving for college. The sisters learn about the joys and pains of first love, then the pains of first loss when tragedy strikes. Witherspoon is innocent yet assured in this, her acting debut.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Sister Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   girl chasing Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of personal anatomy Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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