The Mosquito Coast Movie Review Summary

Actors: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix

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Allie Fox, a troubled Yankee inventor (Ford), is convinced that "America is gone." Almost on a whim, he packs up his family for the Central American country of "Mosquitia" in order to start anew: creating a better civilization from scratch, and supporting themselves with an ice factory in the jungle. Fox is moody and careless of his loved ones, from his pliant wife (Mirren) to his teen son Charlie (Phoenix), who narrates the story. He runs afoul not only of a "with-it" preacher who serves up a "Blue Jeans Bible" and sermonizes by satellite radio (Gregory), but his family and his beloved nature itself. The cast of this underappreciated 1986 film directed by Australian Peter Weir acts its heart out with a muddled Paul Schrader script based on the ambitious novel by Paul Theroux. Ford has said this is his favorite film.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

The Mosquito Coast is a story of one man, Allie Fox and his anger for America. He takes a bold step, taking his family to a far off island. Allie has a blind faith in his own abilities and leads his trusting family into the dangerous jungles of the Mosquito Coast.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ashley Jones

Script Analysis of The Mosquito Coast

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   very deep philosophy-of-life stuff Wandering in wilderness    -   Yes wilderness plot    -   living in nature/colonizing area

Main Character

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


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central Jungles?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   peddle boat    -   drowning    -   lost at sea    -   river

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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