The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
When Morgan Spurlock and his wife find out they are expecting a child in an unsafe world that faces multiple terrorist and environmental threats, Morgan decides to track down the world's most wanted and dangerous terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, undergoes self-defense training, takes all required medical shots, and sets out to travel to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan amongst others to try and locate the man who has managed to elude the American army for nearly a decade. His fears, generated due to biased media coverage that Muslims and Arabs are hostile, are laid to rest when he does encounter friendly, and quite refreshingly well educated, hospitable, politically matured men and women, who are well aware of America's faulty 'foreign policy', and do not subscribe to Jihad nor to the Taliban nor Osama's terror-tactics. But he does encounter some hostility, quite ironically, in two of America's allies -- Israel and Saudi Arabia -- and it is on the soil of Pakistan -- ... Written by
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
Written by Nick Lowe
Performed by Elvis Costello and The Attractions (as Elvis Costello & The Attractions)
Courtesy of Elvis Costello under exclusive license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
This movie is a must see for everyone. I expected a comedy which it was in many instances but it was mostly educational with lots of questions and answers that everyday people would ask of everyday people in these Middle Eastern countries. I like the narrative that Morgan used and his easy way put most people at ease, since he obviously was American and I'm sure many people may not have trusted him immediately. Seeing him go to many different countries was also interesting, watching those who would not speak to him at all, even being rude with yelling and shoving, which truly surprised me since he was so earnest and open and very accepting. That was in Israel and that made me feel sad and concerned by the fact that we cannot find peace or understanding if we cannot even talk and ask questions of each other. The movie made me feel like I was traveling with Morgan and interacting with the local people so I very much enjoyed this. I wish every American would see this movie since Muslim people have been so demonized by our government when all they really want is what we want also. I liked this movie so much that I just bought it after seeing the rental.
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