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As a fan of The Daily Show, I had to go see this movie. At the ticket counter I was asked to pay $5.96. Small price for the many laughs over the years. So I said to keep the four cents. Never have I gone to see a movie where it wasn’t rounded to the nearest dollar, or at least where there were no pennies leftover. Was the ticket person pulling my leg? No matter.

This movie makes sense why Jon Stewart would take the time to write and direct it. It was well done. He is bringing to light many themes reiterated on The Daily Show.

Preconceptions before seeing a movie sometimes turn out not to be the case, and this happened in this movie. There were no gory, over-violent acts of torture, but there was the intention of taking away one’s dignity and principles. In other words, the themes in the movie could still be relayed without over-brutal-imprisonment scenes and an over-hyped hero overcoming it all.

As far as the main character—the desire for freedom and peace combined with the loving remembrance of family helped him during his complete isolation. Imagine the opposite—love combined with anger and revenge may lead to more violence.

There were plenty in the movie to appreciate, excellent acting, good story telling, variety of scenes and visuals, and the chosen special effects added to the story.

Go see this movie! If nothing else, aren’t you a bit curious?

On a humorous note, I overspent four cents to see this movie, and it was well worth it!

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