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The Sopranos Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Gandolfini

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This original Home Box Office television series, which debuted in 1999, has it all: great writing, terrific characters, excellent acting, and a hot soundtrack from Sinatra to the latest bands. Anthony "Tony" Soprano Jr. becomes head of a New Jersey crime syndicate, handling drugs and protection rackets under the guise of waste management. Gandolfini makes him a remarkably charming and sympathetic anti-hero. Aside from business rivals his own age, Soprano must deal with his aging but canny mother and his deceased father's brother, "Uncle Junior." He has a beautiful but neglected wife Carmela, and two teenage kids, Meadow and Anthony Jr. In addition, stress and fainting spells have driven him to the unheard-of solution of secretly engaging a shrink -- brilliantly played by Lorraine Bracco. (She also pours out her problems with the Tony Soprano therapy to HER therapist, cameo'd by film director Peter Bogdanovich.) Always crude, violent, and racy (one of the gang's hangouts is the strip bar known as "Badda Bing," and Tony regularly has sex with a Russian concubine), the first season was surprisingly funny, the second darker in tone. But its overall emphasis on family -- by blood and business -- and its loyalties and betrayals, makes this show a winner.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father    -   All family members Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals stealing from honest people    -   criminals killing each other    -   police corruption    -   gang conflict    -   Mafia conflict Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by a prostitute Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer    -   criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Misc setting    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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