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Alliance DVD Review for English Practice – “The Shawshank Redemption”

Title: The Shawshank Redemption
Japanese Title (タイトル): ショーシャンクの空に
Year(製作年): 1994
Director (監督): Frank Darabont

Main characters and actors:
Character name (actor name)
Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins ティム・ロビンス)
Ellis “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman モーガン・フリーマン)

Is the story good?
Yes, this is a great movie. It has good characters, and it has an interesting plot twist. So it is a movie that you can watch again and again.

The movie’s story is set in a prison. Ellis “Red” Redding is in prison already, and then Andy Dufresne is sent to prison. Prison life was not good or safe, but Red and Andy could become friends, and their friendship is the main part of the story.

The story was written by Stephen King. Stephen King wrote many stories that have been used for movies. For example, he wrote “The Green Mile,” “Stand By Me,” “It,” and “Carrie.”

Is the movie good for English practice?
For English practice, I think that this movie is okay. You can watch it again and again, so it is good to watch sometimes for listening practice.

There are not many characters. Red (Morgan Freeman) is also the narrator, and he is good to listen to. However, Andy (Tim Robbins) does not speak clearly. So my advice is to focus on Morgan Freeman’s speaking parts.

plot twist プロット・ツイスト
prison 刑務所