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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  30 June 2006 (USA)
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A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  "Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message," said Guggenheim.  An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.  "It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely," said Gore. Written by Plantation Productions

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Nothing is scarier than the truth. See more »

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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30 June 2006 (USA)  »

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$25,413 (Argentina) (24 November 2006)

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$25,413 (Argentina) (24 November 2006)
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50,000 copies of the film were given away to teachers in the United States via the participate.net website between 18 December 2006 and 18 January 2007. See more »

Goofs

When Al Gore shows the slide of the ice core graph at the beginning of the movie (about 20 minutes in), the numbers on the y-axis are wrong - the average is at 0.5, and the negative numbers are flipped. This graph is correct in the book; the slide is wrong and therefore misleading. See more »

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Al Gore: You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside you. And it's like taking a deep breath and going, "Oh yeah, I forgot about this."
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The closing credits are interleaved with tips on reducing your own carbon footprint. See more »

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I Need to Wake Up
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
Written by Melissa Etheridge
Produced by Melissa Etheridge & David Cole
©2006 Songs of Ridge Road (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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Fact-laden, straightforward documentary with some comic insertions
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an aspect of Environmental Science 101 that everyone should learn. If you aren't big into charts and graphs, you may have a hard time sitting still by the end of the film, but that's the point. Cold, hard facts.

Overall, a documentary worth seeing. The bits of animation are cute and eye-catching, and Gore's humor is appropriately dispersed throughout. I could have done without the Melissa Etheridge song at the end.

This isn't some platform Gore picked up in the last few years; this is something he has been fighting for his whole life, which gives him a credible and reliable voice in this issue and documentary. The best thing about Gore in this film is that he's straightforward without being blatantly alarmist, which is a welcome change from Moore.


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