Unstrung Heroes Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Turturro, Andie MacDowell, Michael Richards, Maury Chaykin, Nathan Watt

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Steven Lidz's (Watt) mother (McDowell) is dying of cancer. His eccentric, inventor father (Turturro) can barely cope. The situation proves too much and young Lidz leaves to live with his even more eccentric uncles (Richards and Chaykin). Much to the chagrin of his parents, some habits and ideas are rubbing off on him. His father, for example, is an atheist; the uncles are religious. The young boy hasn't yet begun to amass newspapers or rubber balls. Although these men may seem unconventional, from them the young Lidz has a supportive family life and learns some important lessons about family and love and learning to appreciate each moment.
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Directed by Diane Keaton. Based on the book by Franz Lidz.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, caring for sick?    -   Yes Who is sick?    -   Mother because he/she is    -   physically ill Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   uncle

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Is this movie based on a    -   book

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