Blow

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In every scene, he behaves just like the book described him. The book describes him as an honest man that loves his son no matter what. He does not condone what his son does for a living, but he is proud his son is able to live a nice life. Fred shows this when he says, “Stop lying I know where you are getting the money from. I’m not mad. Did I want a different life for you then this? Yes. But, I’m proud of you, you’re doing well” (200). In the novel he says this to his son while visiting his vast new estate. The movie version of this scene is the exact same way. In addition to George’s father, the movie version of his mother, Ermine Jung, is portrayed in the movie just like she is in the book. She cares about her son in a different way than his father. Ermine does not agree with what he does, but unlike her husband, she is willing to hand George over to the F.B.I. She also wants to be accepted in the community and thinks that George’s illegal activity hurts her social status. This is shown when he is being arrested by the FBI. One night George shows up for a surprise visit. He and his dad are having a drink and catching up on old times and his mom disappears into the next room. All of the sudden, the FBI and police are at the door ready to arrest him. While they are walking him out to the car, his mother says, “Everyone knows you’re a drug dealer. How do you think that makes me look? I had to do it George”(119). By saying this she shows that she does not agree with what he does and is disappointed because his actions have affected her social status. Fred and Ermine both cared about their son, but show it in different ways and this is shown both in the novel and the movie. Fred believes that George will figure out he is heading down the wrong path by himself, and Ermine feels that her son will not learn from his mistakes unless he goes to jail.
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