An Unreasonable Man

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Compelling Nader docu isn't just for lefties.

NR 2005 122 minutes

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age 11+

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Quality biography, family friendly, but too "smart" for young kids

This is an excellent look at Ralph Nader, a consumer activist and presidential candidate. The message of the film will reverberate with most Americans except for the hardcore advocates of unregulated capitalism: Reaganites and the Ayn Rand fans. Even they could learn something from what Nader has to say. Young kids probably will be bored with the subject matter here, so don't expect them to put down the video game and watch this instead. Other than a few swear words (used in a relatively benign context) there is nothing objectionable about the material - no sex, no drugs/alcohol, no violence. If your teens are interested in politics, sociology and/or economics, this film is a definite candidate for their consumption. The movie is not entirely one-sided, as it does show the viewpoint of Democrats who were concerned that Nader's presidential campaign helped throw the 2000 election to George W. Bush. But conservatives, moderates, liberals and socialists alike should be able to relate to Nader's message about corporate power versus the idea of an America "of, by, and for the people."

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