April Movie #23: You Don’t Know Jack, 2010. USA.
D. Barry Levinson
It was interesting, to learn so much about the conductor and supreme advocate of a human rights issue on which I was confident I knew where I stood. Where I stand. Got myself into a grammar tangle there. Anyway. This has little to do with the quality of the actual film. But I found it rather humbling to learn so much from it. I had a firm opinion on the issue, without even knowing much about the history of it. Not proud of that. I wonder how many other issues I have such a passionate stance on that I don’t fully grasp.. I should read more. I read a lot. Can one ever read enough…
Bah. I’m having an insecure and gloomy time of late. Excuse me.
Anyway. The film is an education, and I am partial to Al Pacino when he’s gruff and unlikable (see, Scent of a Woman). It doesn’t feel like a made for cable film, and that is more evidence at how fine cable has gotten over the last decade or so.
Weirdness in my brain when he died just over a month after I watched this… Kevorkian, not Pacino. Ah. You knew that.
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- iamaliveandyouaredead said: Hey, if a movie gets you to ponder your stance on an issue, then that’s brilliant! I can’t think of how many movies have done the same to me…