The Situation (2006)
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as Anna Molyneux
as Dan Murphy
as Colonel Carrick
as Major Hanks
as Colonel Jobouri
as Colonel Carrick
as US Ambassador
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The concept is strong and expertly fleshed out; it's just a pity that Hollywood tropes are allowed to invade.
Beneath the melodrama is an insider's account of the seemingly inconsequential details often edited out of dispatches from the front.
The essential message in this strongly felt film comes clear: 'It's Iraq.' It used to be bad, but now it's worse. And anyone in his right mind, including Iraqis, wants to get out.
The Situation' is bound to stir up controversy because of the way Americans are portrayed, and anything that gets people talking and thinking is for the good. It brings the war home, where our soldiers should be.
[Haas'] attempt to convey the tangled relations between sheikhs and insurgents, occupiers and civilians is undercut by Wendell Steavenson's mightily overwritten screenplay.
There are a half dozen people in colorful supporting roles all of whom have their own truths. And all of whom are far more interesting, as characters and actors, than [Connie Nielsen].
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I found the movie to be interesting. If you are closed minded, you will not like this movie. To me it showed what I already knew: no matter your race or religion, there are bad guys and good guys on both sides. I felt that this movie showed both. Excellent acting from most. Well done, and rarely dull...
The Situation is the first movie to deal with the US occupation of Iraq. The film follows an American journalist and her photographer, translator, contact, and her Army boyfriend. Everyone's story intertwines and the whole thing is full of danger. They are in Iraq, of course there is danger. Not so much a love story as it was marketed, The Situation is more a commentary on how stupid it is for the US troops to be stuck in the middle of a civil war. It shows the shady dealings of our government and the lack of the Iraqis to agree on their own form of government. We need out now. We needed out years ago. This great movie will let you see what kind of chaos is over there.
unfortunate when at war it is difficult to trust even your own, no matter where you are germany / vienam / irak /it is all the same. this movie is a good example.
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