Mr Brooks

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“Mr. Brooks”

I chose to do my term paper on the film “Mr. Brooks.” The Plot of the Film consists of the main character; Earl Brooks who is played by Kevin Costner, owner of a successful box business, who is married to a devoted wife, which they have a loving daughter together and love unconditionally. But Mr. Brooks has a terrible secret that he has been able to hide from everyone. That terrible secret happens to be that he is a psychopathic serial killer who is known in media as the “Thumbprint Killer.” Being a wealthy, successful businessman recently honored by the Portland, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce as "Man of the Year" as well as a philanthropist no one has ever suspected him.
Being unable to control his horrific addiction, Brooks gives in to his sadistic, all too real alter ego “Marshall” played by William Hurt. A pesky, voyeuristic witness “Mr. Smith,” played by Dane Cook catches him in the act of his latest crime. The rush that Mr. Smith felt after seeing Mr. Brooks brutally kill a couple he used to watch and take pictures of while engaging in sexual activities has set him on a path of destruction and he is taking all the wrong steps to get there. Then there’s the detective, “Tracy Atwood,” played by Demi Moore who has been on the case for quite some time without Mr. Brooks knowledge of it adds a few twists and turns to an already terrifying game of cat and mouse.
The way the script has been written, is a “moral” one. You have a man, “Mr. Brooks” who is fighting multiple demons. One demon is his addiction to killing people. “Mr. Brooks” claims in the movie that “he doesn’t kill people because he enjoys killing them. He kills them because he’s addicted to it.” The viewer is able to see the conflict is Mr. Brooks struggle. The struggle is that Mr. Brooks is desperately trying to evolve into what he is not. Mr. Brooks repeats the “Serenity Prayer”…...

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