The Yearling Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Claude Jarman Jr.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Yearling

The Baxters and their son Jody live and work on a Florida farm. When the father is bitten by a rattler, he kills a deer to save his life, using the organs to absorb the poison. The doe has a little fawn left behind, and Jody insists he take care of it. Growing quickly, the deer becomes a major nuisance, destroying their crops and threatining to have the family starve to death. Jody has to face the fact that a choice must be made between their survival and caring for a destructive pet.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sara Embrey

This movie is a must- see family classic. With an all star cast, "the Yearling" is a moving story, based upon Marjorie Rawlings prize winning novel of a boy's coming of age. It takes place in Florida, the early pioneer days. A 12 year old boy tries to find meaning in his lonely existence and yearns for a pet. Spending time with his father whom he idolizes and nearly loses to snakebite, he has an opportunity to raise an orphaned fawn. The family endures a continual struggle to keep their meager farm going, and endure the hardships of pioneering. With the trials of this difficult life, choices need to be made when Mr. Baxter (Peck)is injured and can no longer farm the clearing. Jody (C. Jarman Jr.) takes a man's responsibilities to heart and nearly becomes a man in the process. A very emotional and moving story.
The review of this Movie prepared by Beth Schnell

Script Analysis of The Yearling

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   deer Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   farmer Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   farmer Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Deep South Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising    -   lot of descript of animal care

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 5-10    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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