"The Flamingo Kid." Essay

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The movie "Flamingo Kid" is about decency. Decency, according to Webster Unabridged Dictionary is "Conformity to the recognized standard of propriety." Jeffery Willis, the protagonist learns about decency the hard way.Jeffery Willis, played by Matt Dillion gets a summer job at an exclusive beach club against his father's wishes. Jeffery's dad had a job lined up for Jeffrey at one of his client's office building to be an office boy. Jeffrey decided not to take the job, because he wanted to work at the beach club.One-Day Jeffrey and friends decided to go the El Flamingo Beach Club to watch Phil Brodie play gin. The club was for members only. The only way they got in was because Jeffrey's ...view middle of the document...

Carla invited Jeffrey over to her house for dinner. Ms. Brodie did not like the ideal because Jeffrey was not a club member and she felt that Carla was just to good for Jeffrey. Ms. Brodie thought that Jeffrey was this low life kid with no class and her niece should not be with him.That scene reminds me of my mother and I. There was this guy that I was dating, he was very nice treated me good and never disrespected my mother or me in anyway. But she just did not like him for some reason. My mom thought that I was to good for the guy. So she would be rude to him for not reason at all and I would get really upset at her for doing it. She wanted me to stop dating him just because she did not care for him. I didn't.Ms. Brodie and my mother are just alike. They think that their kids are to good to be with someone who does not have the same standards as they do. Mother's can't assume that someone with lover standards are not good for their children, they have to give everyone a chance.Carla dated Jeffrey until it was time for her to go back to College and I stated with that guy until me decided to go our separate ways.Well the ending of the movie was very good. Jeffrey final saw how...

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