A Depth Critique And Reflection On The Movie Radio Essay

1477 Words Jul 25th, 2016 null Page
In society, there are many differences among people. A person’s culture, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, and even disabilities are some of those differences. All of those things are what makes each person unique. Instead of society embracing each other’s uniqueness, we sometimes set people aside because of them. This is evident in many disability films. Individuals with disabilities are mostly portrayed in a stereotypical manner. They are usually isolated, institutionalized, and overlooked by society. Additionally, these films make individuals with disabilities out to be less than human. This can be seen in the movie Radio. In this paper, I will give an in-depth critique and reflection on the movie Radio.
In 1976, in Anderson, South Carolina, a football coach named Harold Jones became friends with a man named James Kennedy. James was nicknamed Radio due to his fascination with radios. Whenever you saw him he was carrying a radio around with him. Radio was a person who was mentally challenged and eventually became a student at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson. The coach took Radio under his wings and protected him from the abusive football team. Many of the townspeople were not too happy with the new relationship between Radio and the Coach. As time went on Radio became friends with the team and others started to love him. However, some wanted him to stay away from the team because he was thought of as a distraction to the team. The coach and the team did not see it this…

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