Today was our last Cinema Society screening before the Santa Barbara Film Festival kicks off in early February – and the movie was a great one.
It’s been out for awhile, so maybe people have already seen it. If not, do not miss it! Tobey Maguire is incredible as a Marine sent to Afghanistan, and Jake Gyllenhaal is outstanding as his black sheep brother. We had Tobey Maguire for a Q&A after the screening, along with director Jim Sheridan, and they had interesting stories about the making of the movie. Here’s the trailer.
Yes, it’s intense, but no matter where you stand on war/politics you can’t help but be moved by this film – especially by the little girl who plays one of Tobey Maguire’s daughters. She was 10 when she made the film, and Maguire was saying how mature and professional she was, even after scenes where he had to do and say upsetting things to her. On a lighter note, here she is on the red carpet. Talk about precocious. She’s downright scary!
P.S. If Tobey Maguire isn’t busy starting in February, maybe he could be the Yankees’ new left fielder – at least until he gets another movie gig.