Posted by Trentonjoe on 9/27/2013 10:23:00 AM (view original):
Really, the name of the town in Mexico is the central plot point?
Do you remember the name of the town the prison was in? Or the name of the country club Andy went to before he went to prison? Would the plot have been any better if the goal was to get to El Bajopuerco, Mexico?
I would say it is central (or at least significant) because had it been the name of the prison town or country club, I would not have recognized it. However, I (and probably many others) immediately recognized it when we saw it. I suspect many of us would also have been able to recall it without any prompting. Now, I don't think the name itself is a central plot point; it's probably only uttered twice in the whole movie. However, having seen the movie many, many times, it's pretty easy to remember it.