Actors: James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Eileen Brennan
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about White Palace|
|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.
--Patti Illsley, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of White Palace|
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- romance (general)
- of a different social class
- much older/younger
Coping with loss of
- business executive
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
- Chest and Buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) average
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- general circumstances
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- touching of personal anatomy
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing nude male butt
- sex under blankets
- Some foul language
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