|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Auntie Mame|
|Patrick Denni, an 8-year old boy, father dies. So he goes to live with his Auntie Mame. Auntie Mame is very eccentric. The movie starts out in the roaring twenties. As time passes by she brings Patrick up ( according to her values). In the movie every so often her best friend Vera, a lush, drops in. Then Patrick grows up and becomes a huge snob S-N-O-B! One day he brings home a girl to Auntie Mame. They're engaged. She is an even bigger snob than he is. Well later on Mame decides to get back at Patrick. In the end Patrick sees the error of his ways and calls off the engagement.
--Cal Tormey, Resident Scholar
|Young Patrick Dennis comes to live with his Auntie Mame after his father's death. Mame is irreverant, wealthy and a delight. She pushes him to learn empathy, multiculturalism, and to avoid the excesses of wealth (though she's quite well off). Tragedy comes (the great depresssion), comedy ensues, and everything works out well in the end, with plenty of laughs in between.
--Biochicklet, Resident Scholar
|Can anyone have enjoyed living more than Auntie Mame? Of course not, and Rosaslind Russell brings this most colorful of characters to screen life--picking up an Oscar
nomination in the process. Taking her young nephew under her wing, she introduces young Patrick to all her zany friends and to a lifestyle one perhaps can only dream of.
In the course of the movie, Patrick grows up, of course, but he never forgets the impact and the influence that his Auntie had on him. Filled with the passion of Russell's own life, perhaps, the movie is a delight, made in the grand old style, “a rip-roaring hit!”
--Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
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- simply wealthy
- White (American)
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- sensitive to others' feelings
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- Cynical sense of humor
Secondary Main Character
- (man) short/standard straight
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- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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