Monday, January 10, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #157

Movie: The Elephant Man (1980)
Plot: A birth deficiency due to an elephant attack trauma his mother had undergone during pregnancy causes a man to be severely deformed,so much to the extent that he is branded an 'Elephant man' and shown on display in a circus like setup by a crook. A doctor saves him,shows him care and after getting to know he's talented as anyone else is, a few others follow suit. In their care,the man finds love and starts constructing his own cathedral of a life.

  • The nobility & feel-good factor. This Lynch film has such positivity and shows an unfortunate deformed deficient person in good light. The beautiful climax accentuates the effect.
  • The person who plays the elephant man & Anthony Hopkins as the doctor are the roles to watch out for.
  • Christopher Tucker's tucker make-up. It makes the man look ugly and believable at the same time.
The 'lowly men who ridicule the man hugely' concept is a cliche.

 My Rating: 9.2/10

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