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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Witty film about ethics of spin
The thing I liked about this movie is that it doesn't just deal with each side's arguments in the "cigarette debate", but it actually looks at the concept of argument itself, particularly politically. It points out the spin that influences what the public believes, regarding everything from government to medical research. And it mocks the concept of impartiality, all while being witty and unpatronizing.
You'll appreciate this movie regardless of your take on smoking. The film does have a slightly anti-tobacco company subplot, but it's not anti-smoker. It doesn't seek to vilify anyone. It's an equal opportunity offender.
It Will Make You See War in a New Way...
This movie will make you see war in a new way. I've seen many war movies with plenty of atrocities and negative sides of war, but this film truly shows a unique and realistic view of war, that should make anyone reexamine their attitude towards war. I was & still am a supporter of overthrowing Saddam, but despite all the things we hear & see on TV, this film shows a more nuanced psychological perspective on war (albeit the previous one) that we rarely take into account as a society.
Still, the story does not seek to defend either the left or right, or even to change your mind. It just shows things as they are. After seeing this movie, I'm even more convinced that the only people who should be allowed to send a country to war are those who have actually been involved in the painful realities of combat. I highly recommend this movie to everyone, regardless of your political views.