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Movie Essay

Choose and watch one of the following movies (you may need to use a streaming service to get your chosen movie). Five concepts have been chosen for you to illustrate with examples from the movie you have chosen.  

The Avengers

The Big Chill


The Butler

The Closer

The Color Purple

The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

The Family Stone

Fried Green Tomatoes

Forest Gump

Guardians of the Galaxy


The Help

The Joy Luck Club

Life is Beautiful

My Fair Lady

The Notebook



Silver Lining Playbook

Steel Magnolias 

The War of the Roses


When Harry Met Sally

Here are specific things you need to do:

  1. Provide an introduction that explains the purpose of the movie assignment and preview the main points. 
  2. Include a summary of the story. (5 points)
  3. Explain the concept of self-disclosure and how it is displayed in three different scenes in the movie. 
  4. Identify three different scenes in the movie and describe how the emotions of anger, fear and happiness were expressed in those situations. (15 points)
  5. Analyze the impact of nonverbal communication on three interpersonal relationships in the movie. (15 points)
  6. Identify three examples from the movie in which verbal communication is used to initiate, maintain, or terminate interpersonal relationships. (15 points)
  7. Describe three examples from the movie which depict the importance of listening in interpersonal relationships. (15 points)
  8. Describe all the concepts in your own words (using the Weekly Learning Resources and discussions). You are not required to use outside additional sources for this assignment.  You should reference relevant information from the Weekly Learning Resources and material from the Weekly Discussions.

Please note that a concept is a whole idea, such as relationship self-disclosure, issues of self, listening. Thus, the five forms of listening would count as ONE concept, not five. The five conflict management strategies would count as one concept, not five.

  1. Remember to bold each concept.
  2. Your conclusion should provide closure, discuss lessons learned, and a concluding statement. 

Provide in-text citations that should be found throughout the analysis portion of your submission. A reference page in proper APA format should also be presented at the end of your essay. (5 points)

This essay should be a minimum of 6 full double-spaced pages using a size 12 Times New Roman font.  It may exceed the page length, but your submission should not be under 6 full pages. 

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