Words of Wisdom:

"When feeling sad...get glad!!." - Bigfellow


  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 07:05 AM
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The film “rain man” is set with two very different characters. That of Charlie, a fast-talking, money hungry con-artist, and Raymond, Charlie’s autistic brother. The film is about change and the building of a friendship and brotherhood. The focus chosen is about the relationship between Raymond and Charlie, as they leave on an adventure that will change the lives of both men.

At the very start of the film Charlie talks about “the rain man” he says “the rain man will come and make everything better again” Charlie is emotionally unstable at the beginning of the film as his father had just past away and he had been left basically nothing of a three million dollar estate. This estate has been left to a beneficiary and later Charlie found out that this man was actually his brother Raymond.

Charlie thinks that Raymond is stupid so he yells at him a lot. Charlie leads Ray away from Wallbrook with him, while the fight for the money continued. Charlie doesn’t think of anyone but himself and doesn’t understand that someone with autism needs a routine. This routine is all they have to try to feel safe about themselves. This is shown when Charlie is ordering dinner and the takeaway store does not have what Raymond wants so Charlie says, “bring the closest thing”.

Charlie doesn’t here peoples needs, just ignores them, and goes on with what he was doing. When Ray tells Charlie that he needs a book to read Charlie throws him the phone book. The next morning at breakfast Ray knows the number of the waitress in the diner. Charlie asks him how he knew this and Ray replies with “ you gave me the phone book to read so I memorized from A-G of the book.

Though the next few scenes Charlie treats Ray like an object instead of a human or especially his brother.

Charlie’s business is going broke so he needs to get back to LA. Charlie takes Ray to the airport to take an airplane to LA but Ray is scared of flying as he...


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