The River Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn

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Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek star as a farming couple in early 80's Tennessee when a banker (Glenn) threatens to repossess their land. This is a gritty drama that showcases what a person will do to maintain their family's dignity, including working in a brutal steel mill. The sacrifices made by the family to keep their simple lifestyle is a triumph of the human spirit.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   farmer Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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