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Common Sense Media says

Tense Valerie Plame story mixes drama, politics.

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Adult Written bykhan2705 February 14, 2011
AGE
13
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a compelling and engaging political thriller/human drama.

3.5/5 Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq this political thriller is the second political thriller after The Ghost Writer from last year, and the second best too. that one was very thrilling in a stylish and off beat way. this is a solid documentary like plainly moving movie. this movie is based on real accounts so its a true story which always entertain you. direction of this movie is good but i expected slightly more. screenplay is engaging and very much engaging. there are slight problems in writing that effects the second half of the movie. art and other technical direction is fine. editing was ok. story is good. movie is overall good to watch. Naomi Watts is such a talented actress, she is very good in this movie, good and natural performance, same for Sean Penn, he was good too. acting wise good. Importand and unsettling subject matter handled in a mature, sophisticated way. Captivating drama, skillfully scripted, a compelling human drama and a engaging political thriller. see it.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheSuperman765 April 4, 2011
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12
QUALITY
 

I rate this film ON for ages 12+

The good stuff * Messages: Although the movie makes it clear that Joseph Wilson is trying to do the right thing by telling the truth about the war in Iraq, instead of accomplishing something positive, he and his family lose their peace of mind and their well being. The United States government (circa 2002-2003) is portrayed as a formidable villain, and the characters are tempted to give up, but they keep fighting. Their victory is small compared to the price they've paid, but they at least meet the challenge. * Role models: Both Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame could be considered positive role models in their own ways. Wilson is shocked to hear that the government has lied to the American people and tries to help spread the truth, even at the cost of his wife's job and their family's well being. Plame is personally involved with one of her projects, trying to save the lives of a family in Iraq before the war starts. She's tempted to give up the fight, and her marriage suffers great tension, but both she and Wilson persevere against all odds. What to watch out for * Violence: Several tense arguments and shouting matches, and characters receive death threats. The entire story takes place on the verge of war, which adds an underlying tension to the film. Subsequently, viewers see a few attacks and explosions in the Middle East involving secondary characters. * Sex: A married couple kisses, and it's implied that they have sex. * Language: Language is fairly infrequent overall; "f--k" is used a couple of times, and "s--t" is heard a few times. Other words include "a--hole," "p---y," "a--hole," "d**n," "h**l," "oh my God," "c**p," and "godd**n." * Drinking, drugs, & smoking: Adults drink a bit too much (mostly beer and wine) at dinner parties. One character smokes cigars.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 28, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Fair Game

violence: the hole story is on verge of war, there are tense arguments shouting matches and characters get death threats. the audience sees a few attacks and explosions. sex: two characters kiss passionately and it is obvious that they have implied sex language: language is the worst thing is this movie f**k is heard as well as s**t and others. Drinking: adults drink alcohol at a dinner party.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great role models