IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING, YOU MIGHT FALL FOR ANYTHING.
With this film Robert Redford wants to make Americans think harder about the times they live in and what they can do for their country. Parts of the film are structured like a play, with conversations between a Republican senator and a liberal journalist (Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep), and a political science teacher (Redford) and one of his students. We also follow two soldiers during a mission in Afghanistan. Reasonably well made but talky and too obvious; the stars are adequate enough but it’s all a missed opportunity, really.
2007-U.S. 88 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Robert Redford. Cast: Tom Cruise (Jasper Irving), Meryl Streep (Janine Roth), Robert Redford (Stephen Malley), Andrew Garfield, Michael Peña, Derek Luke… Peter Berg, Kevin Dunn.