I have to admit, as soon as I saw Meryl Streep on the trailer of this movie, I thought to myself 'I gotta catch this one!'. She has been one of the few good actors/actresses whom I admired and never failed to deliver exquisite perfomance, with records from Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, The Devil Wears Prada and The Hours [she completely blew me away in The Hours]. So I thought, this must be a very good movie and it certainly was.
The story revolves around the invasion [aka domination] of US of A in
Many argue that this picture is somewhat boring and dreadful to watch, but in my opinion, Robert Redford made a very brilliant movie by staying true to the 'truth' and the status quo of the current situation without being bias. It pops out questions that people always wanted to know and the answer the State would provide in maintaining its amicability. As a Political Science student, I found the movie is exceptionally good and every issue pointed out in this motion picture is easily grasped by people on the go with current affairs, especially regarding the Afghan-Iraq thing.
The simple message it has deployed is, a simple stand/policy can affect so many groups of people and have so many stand from different thoughts. What we may think is the best, isnt necessarily so. The US of A once won people's consent by sending its troops over to Iraq and Afghan, but after 7 years to no avail, they are losing people's faith - simply by making false decisions and being stubborn, ignorant to the other priority - its people.
A must watch - if you are into politics!