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  1. #1
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    Is this Death Penalty movie worth watching?

    OK so one of my gung ho activist-type friends just sent me (and
    everyone she knows!) an email about an upcoming Court TV movie that is
    supposed to be really moving, good, important, and yada yada. Her
    organization is spreading the word, partly because death penalty was
    front page news this week. I'll spare you the whole email (It's like
    two pages!), but I just cut and paste the main details...

    Court TV Premieres Original Movie "The Exonerated" Thursday, January
    27th at 9 pm. STAR-STUDDED CAST FEATURES SUSAN SARANDON, DANNY GLOVER,
    AIDAN QUINN, BRIAN DENNEHY, DELROY LINDO AND INTRODUCES DAVID BROWN,
    JR. The Exonerated premiere will air commercial-free...the cinematic
    adaptation of the award-winning off-Broadway play of the same name
    focuses on the stories of six innocent people who spent years on death
    row before being set free.

    So the thing is that it looks really interesting and I love the topic
    and most of the actors, but the thing is although Susan Sarandon is a
    great actress, she kind of rubs me the wrong way. I don't know why. I
    mean, I'm really glad she's active, but she and her husband seem so
    smug about it. Does anyone out there agree/know what I'm talking about?
    Sometimes I think outspoken members of the Hollywood community do more
    harm than good!!

  2. #2
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    I understand what you mean. I can;t Stand Susan Sarandon, Barbara Striesand, Woody Harrelson and a couple others because they annoy me so much. Being involved is a wonderful thing but some actors are so over the top thier real life selves oveshadow the characters they are supposed to be.
    Darasen

  3. #3
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    Those are some pretty big name actors for a Court TV original movie.
    I guess they all took the roles because of their stance on the subject.

    What makes actors think they are so much better than the rest of us when it comes to political activism. Just because they are in a position to be heard,
    it doesn't somehow make them more intelligent. I don't think they really sway anybody's opinion one way or another.
    Inspiration Through Fermentation

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