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Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs (2007) R
As a huge fan of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, I had to see this movie. Redford stars in and directed this film. Tom Cruise also does an impeccable job playing an ambitious politician.

Unlike any film I’ve seen recently, it relies primarily on dialogue, rather than action, to deliver its message. Although the main subject of the film is U.S. involvement in a war in Afghanistan, it uses three different story lines, all taking place simultaneously, to portray how the media, government, and education systems can shape and/or manipulate our attitudes about so many things.

Each story line is interesting and thought provoking in a unique way. Although not a documentary, you can’t help but draw many parallels to the current situations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mostly, it asks us to examine our own personal responsibility and choices to take action, rather than remain apathetic or indifferent.

I also enjoyed the special features - hearing the views of the writer, director, and other actors. Check out TIME Magazine's conversation with Redford, Streep, and Cruise.
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