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Director: Nick Cassavetes
Starring: Denzel Washington, Kimberly Elise, Anne Heche, James Woods, Robert Duvall, Ray Liotta, David Thornton, Laura Harring, Eddie Griffin, Shawn Hatosy.
The United States spends per capitata on health care than Canada, yet Canada has universal health care and America doesn’t. How can that be? All that money goes into corporate coffers instead of where its needed. Here is a movie that puts this into a gripping story that gets preachy, but what the hell, if ever an issue needed to be preached about, this would be it. Denzel puts in a great performance as usual and has lots of back up in this one.
Denzel Washington is John Archibald, a working-class family man who has fallen on hard times when his son collapses with heart problems. This is only the beginning of his troubles, though; as he finds that he doesn’t have the insurance needed for a transplant. Time is running out and he needs to do something.
This is a contemporary film that tackles all kinds of issues and would probably have viewers ready to vote Paris Hilton for president, if she promised universal health care, but despite the sermon, this is also a good movie, but it will require you to either agree with the emotional manipulation, or overlook it. I think it is worth seeing either way.