U Turn Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight

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U TURN is a movie directed by Oliver Stone in 1997.

Superior, Arizona. Bobbie, a gambler on his way to California to escape unhappy partners, waits for Billy Bob Thornton to repair his car. But Bobbie's stay in this town lost in the desert will soon turn into a nightmare. He is hired by Nick Nolte to kill his wife, the beautiful Jennifer Lopez, who has tried to seduce him ever since he has entered the town. A few hours later, Jennifer asks Bobbie to kill the same Nick Nolte. The couple has developed an incestuous relation and a strong love/hate syndrome over the years. But when Jennifer tells Bobbie that Nolte is hiding a great deal of money under his bed, Bobbie makes his choice : he'll help Jennifer to kill her husband and hit the jackpot. But things are not so simple as they appear to be. Even Jon Voight, the blind bum, seems to be aware of what's going on in town.
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A film that will become a cult movie in a few years.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals stealing from other criminals    -   criminals killing each other Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   falling off Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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