The Sleeping Dictionary Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jessica Alba , Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer

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This is a predictably stilted story about a noble savage who enlightens uptight colonialists. John Truscott (Dancy) is assigned to Sarawak circa 1936. Upon arrival, his superior Henry Bullard (Hoskins) has arranged for the young man to have a “sleeping dictionary” – a native consort employed to use pillow talk as an opportunity to learn the local language. Selima (Alba) is a willing teacher. Truscott has to navigate local British and native society delicately, ultimately having to adjust his values and emotions to fit circumstances and prejudices.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   really kinky sex! Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   British    -   Arab/Muslim

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Island?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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