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White Palace Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan

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Max Baron (Spader) is a 27 year old successful business executive who is still recovering from the tragic death of his young wife. One night on his way to a bachelor party he stops for burgers at a restaurant called the White Palace where he is waited on by a waitress named Nora Baker (Sarandon). Later that night he meets Nora again at a bar and after drinking too much, ends up spending the night at her place. Nora is a 43 year old woman who is a lousy housekeeper and has a fixation with Marilyn Monroe. Despite age and socio-economic differences, Max and Nora fall in love but their relationship is strewn with problems. Nora questions whether or not she is good enough for Max while his mother and his affluent friends have a difficult time accepting her.
The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class    -   much older/younger Coping with loss of    -   Wife/girlfriend/squeeze

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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