Veronica Guerin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cate Blanchett

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Based on a true story, VERONICA GUERIN is a Jerry Bruckheimer production directed by Joel Schumacher in 2003.
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This film relates the last months of the life of Veronica Guerin, a journalist working for a Dublin newspaper. In 1996, Veronica decides to write about the growing drugs problem faced by the city of Dublin. She questions the dealers, the junkies, the policemen and the politicians. After the publication of her articles, Veronica is threatened by the local drug lord and even shot in the leg by an hired killer one night at home. Despite the advices of her friends, Veronica, convinced that no one will ever dare to shoot an Irish journalist, decides to go on with her investigations.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Cate Blanchett stars in this gripping tale of a plucky Irish journalist tracking down the gangs in her area, only to become their victim when her luck runs out, leaving her family motherless, and the streets just as dangerous as before she began her beat.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michelle Yusuf

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   gang conflict    -   life in drug culture Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   journalist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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