The only thing keeping me from telling you that this is a Must See is that it isn't clear if this is based on a true story or not. The movie is loosely based on a memoir titled The Long Walk credited to Slawomir Rawicz but ghost-written by Ronald Downing. There is speculation as to whether the tale is actually true and who it was that really walked. If I knew it was in fact a true story I would say absolutely rent it this weekend! As it is, I say it's a Should See.
If you want a true story that is excellently written, filmed to perfection and acted with melancholic flare then rent Defiance this weekend. It is directed by Edward Zwick and stars Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber. If you haven't seen Defiance you are committing a cinematic crime and must correct your actions as soon as possible.
Motherly Advice: With medium filters this movie was still a little disturbing simply because of the facts that it deals with. The whole reason these characters are in prison is because of Stalin's crazy reign. I was spared some violence and bloodshed and even some dialogue on the subjects. There was still talk of murder, torture and cannibalism (talk only) and plenty of death. The entire plot of the movie and theme it deals with is unsuitable for kids even with filtering. I'd give this one a go ahead for older teens, lets say 16 and up.
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