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Phenomenon (1996)

5 Ratings: 3.4
Drama movie directed by Jon Turteltaub

John Travolta's should've-been-nominated-for-an-Oscar performance is the best reason to see this largely moving work, which is a little reminiscent of the novelFlowers for Algernon(basis for the filmCharly). Travolta plays a mechanic who sees … see full wiki

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Genre: Drama
2 reviews about Phenomenon (1996)
review by . May 08, 2009
This is a fun film about a country "bumpkin" who appears to be zapped in the head by something from the sky. All of a sudden he becomes super smart and has telekenetic powers. The more he tries to help the townspeople with his new wisdom and powers, the more they fear him and are also jealous of him. Throughout the film the two people who stand by him are his best friend and the girl who makes wicker chairs (Kara Sedgewick) that he continually buys even though he doesn't need them. When the truth …
review by . February 19, 2004
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This is a fun film about a country "bumpkin" who appears to be zapped in the head by something from the sky. All of a sudden he becomes super smart and has telekenetic powers. The more he tries to help the townspeople with his new wisdom and powers, the more they fear him and are also jealous of him.Throughout the film the two people who stand by him are his best friend and the girl who makes wicker chairs (Kara Sedgewick) that he continually buys even though he doesn't need them.When the truth …
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