If you see no other film this decade, see this one. Clearly the single most important film of the last ten years.
I don't care if you agree, disagree, love or hate Moore-- but I will have nothing for contempt for anyone who attempts to pontificate about the film without having seen it.
We took our 14-year-old (J.) with us tonight, mainly because I felt that this subject is far too important for him to remain ignorant on the topic; he'll be eligible for the coming draft (and don't kid yourself-- a draft is coming. Expect to hear about it in December of this year). We'd have taken our 13-year-old (Z.) as well, but he's at Scout camp this week. He'll have to wait for the DVD.
On our way home we discussed the film with J. We asked him what he thought about the war in Iraq, and he said "I don't really understand everything about it, about why and everything, so I guess right now I don't have an opinion. But I know that some of the things we're doing over there are wrong, and I know that some of the reasons weren't true."
I was so proud. It's the single most intelligent thing I've heard lately.
Easily the single most depressing movie I've ever seen.
Don't see this one if you're on meds.
I mean, it was good; the intertwined stories were interesting, and it was well-presented. I simply found it extremely depressing.
In the end, if you've paid attention, you really understand the choices that are made. That doesn't help.