10-year-old Harriet dreams of leaving her home, where she doesn't feel she's needed by her mother and sister Gwen. When her mother dies in a car accident, she really starts to make plans ... See full summary »
Evan Rachel Wood,
Mary Stuart Masterson
The bar in an old Pennsylvania steel town, housed with many of life's losers and disillusioned men, is the main setting for this slice-of-life film. Michael Madsen is the bar owner, who is ... See full summary »
Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »
Norbert Leo Butz,
After their parents' untimely death in a car accident, Penny struggles to take care of her younger sister Mary, who suffers from an incurable disease. A precocious former poet, Penny has ... See full summary »
Mary Stuart Masterson,
Leopold De Angeli is a talented playwright, but like many scribes he fancies the drink a little too much. In the hopes of saving Leopold's life, his theater friends come together to stage an intervention for him.
The Insurgents, a political thriller in the vein of Arlington Road and The Spy Who Came in From The Cold, questions about our views on terrorism by exploring what drives people to do appalling acts. The film depicts four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event, The Insurgents is more about the motivations of the people involved than the act itself. Written by
I have no idea why there was such a vindictive review of this film, Technically it's really well done and I thought the writing was clever and interesting. The story flows well from the real-life hypocrisies of politics and shows how insurgency is born of it. The only reason I can see for giving this film a poor rating is if you disagree with its politics or are uneducated enough to view the plot in an unrealistic light. If you are fascinated by revolutions and insurgencies and you're brain can handle anti-American sentiment in a rational light then you will enjoy this film. It would make an EXCELLENT teaching aide for a contemporary US political science course.
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