Actors: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Gretchen Mol, Uma Thurman, John Waters, Woody Allen,
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Sweet and Lowdown|
|SWEET AND LOWDOWN is a movie written and directed by Woody Allen in 1999. Sean Penn and Samantha Morton were nominated for the 2000 Oscars in the Best Actor in a leading role and Best Actress in a supporting role categories.
The 30's. Emmet Ray is a young jazz guitarist, almost as good as Django Reinhard. Self-centered, vain, alcoholic and kleptomaniac, he has also strange hobbies like shooting rats or watching passing trains. A mute young laundress falls in love with him and follows him in Hollywood when he's asked to appear in a movie. Later, Emmet will leave Hattie and marry Blanche - Uma Thurman - a rich heiress who is soon cheating on him.
Great performance of Sean Penn. For Allen aficionados.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Inner struggle or disability
Story of city/rural life?
- Big City
Culture of surrounding area:
- American urban
- American Northeast
Brain/Body not working?
- physical disability
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard wavey
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- druggie/wino disease
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn curly
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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