One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her 3 girls who help him find the inspiration to write again.
Tommy Lee Jones plays the real life character Joe Galloway. The same character is played by Barry Pepper in the film We Were Soldiers. See more »
At one point in the film, the flags are shown in front of the united nations. The flag of the German Democretic Republic can also be seen, which has not existed since German reunification in 1990. See more »
We do not write for the people who send people's kids to war. We write for the people whose kids get sent to war
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As you would expect with such a stellar cast, fine performances all round. I think the message of this film is even more pertinent today. It is beholden on us all, to look with a critical eye, at what those in power are saying; is it true, where is the evidence? If each of us can take some measure of skepticism, as shown by the journalists portrayed here, our society will be all the better for it. This film does truly crystalise, the criminal actions of the leaders of the time and the abject failure of the leading media organisations, whose primary function, is to hold those very same, to account.
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