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An Inconvenient Truth
- Al Gore

Overview - A movie based on a PowerPoint presentation by a former presidential candidate may not sound exciting, but once AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH hits its stride viewers may be surprised how compelling the subject matter proves to be. While many high-ranking political figures continue to argue about global warming, Al Gore has plunged headlong into a serious wake-up call for the planet with a series of lectures about the problem.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A movie based on a PowerPoint presentation by a former presidential candidate may not sound exciting, but once AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH hits its stride viewers may be surprised how compelling the subject matter proves to be. While many high-ranking political figures continue to argue about global warming, Al Gore has plunged headlong into a serious wake-up call for the planet with a series of lectures about the problem. It's on one of these lectures that this movie from director Davis Guggenheim is based. Guggenheim breaks up Gore's delivery by illustrating his points with film footage, much of which features the former Democratic nominee exploring the globe as he examines the effects of global warming. Gore's speech is neatly divided between calm recitations of the facts about the issue and several stories of a personal nature. His skills as an orator are considerable, and it's hard not to be alarmed by most of what he has to say. Indeed, as Gore relates tales of melting polar icecaps, rising global temperatures, and the reluctance of political leaders to do something about the problem, the film takes on an air of hopelessness and doom, especially as no easy solutions are offered. Gore's advice is for individuals to take steps to reduce their own inadvertent poisoning of the atmosphere, and to persuade others to do likewise. It's a powerful message, and one that is likely to remain in non-cynical minds long after the film comes to a conclusion.

Awards:
2006 - Academy Awards - Best Documentary Feature Winner
2006 - Academy Awards - Best Original Song Winner

Cast List

Davis Guggenheim - Director
Michael Brook - Composer
Scott Burns - Writer/producer
Scott Z. Burns - Writer/producer
Lawrence Bender - Producer
Laurie Lennard - Producer
Al Gore - 45th Vice President of the United States
Albert Gore Jr. - 45th Vice President of the United States

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429280503
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Musical & Performing Arts
Movies > Media Arts

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Theatrical Release: May 26, 2006

Reviews:
"[I]lluminating, fascinating and sometimes frightening. A thought-provoking cautionary tale that is also lively and entertaining, the film showcases the dedication, warmth and, yes, charm of the former vice president." - 05/26/2006 USA Today, p.5E


"One of the most exciting and necessary movies of the year..." - 06/09/2006 New York Times, p.E21


"An eco-horror film that is anything but escapist entertainment..." - 09/01/2006 Sight and Sound, 56


4 stars out of 5 -- "Even more than a call to action, it's a fascinating glimpse at the leader he might have been and, if rumours are to be believed, may yet become." - 10/01/2006 Total Film, p.43


"[A] movie that joins recent polemics like BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and SUPER SIZE ME in jolting the heart and gut as much as the mind, by entertaining while educating." -- Grade: A- - 11/24/2006 Entertainment Weekly, p.91


"The former veep delivers his message with the ardor of a true activist." - 11/30/2006 Rolling Stone, p.105


5 stars out of 5 -- "More engrossing than a PowerPoint presentation by a semi-retired politician has any right to be." - 01/01/2007 Uncut, p.146


"[Y]ou will be astounded and amazed at the precarious, and seemingly dire, situation our Earth is in." - 02/01/2007 Widescreen Review, p.70

 
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