I’m not the best review writer, but this was a good movie. Morgan Spurlock sets out to find Osama bin Laden. Strangely enough, his wife is pregnant, and will be due in a couple of months. This whole documentary is Spurlock getting prepared to search for Osama. He takes self-defense classes, a class on how not to get killed in enemy territory. Finally Spurlock leaves on his journey. He goes to Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and finally Pakistan. I might have missed a few places, but you get the point. In each of these places, Spurlock questions the people and asked them where Osama Bin Laden is. In Israel, he looks at the Jewish/ Arab conflict. The united States is bad mouthed by most parties. He goes to Saudi Arabia where Osama was born and tries to ask questions. Nobody is really allowed to answer him. It seems Saudi Arabia hates us even though they get rich selling oil to us. The women are treated horrible. In Afghanistan, the people are living very poor. Many don’t have schools or roofs over their heads. They all hate our government for lying to them. It seems the Arab government is using our aid for themselves and not for their people. The US armed forces actually take Spurlock into enemy territory to talk to a tribe of people. They get ambushed and kill a Taliban. Everything leads to a territory in Pakistan which says no trespassing. Something like, do not enter or you will be killed. He believes he is near Osama but decides the danger is too much to take the chance. He goes home and his wife has a beautiful baby.
I’m not sure if Spurlock was trying to make a political statement. I know many of the people in the different nations he went to, gave their opinions about our United States government. Bush was put down by people in other countries, but Spurlock kept his opinion to himself. I am also not sure if he really went into these countries for real or if it was just great photography. It didn’t matter because it was interesting.
If it was real, it was interesting to hear what other nations thought about our country. They all looked down on us because we are not an Arab nation like them. This is very interesting because many of us look down on Arab nations because of how they treat their people and the world around them.
This movie was a good picture to see because of the humor, the interesting adventure Spurlock went on, the calls between him and his pregnant wife at home, the conversations between him and the people he met on the way. Well worth it for the entertainment value.
Not a movie for little children. Profanity is spoken throughout the movie. It was strange to me how some Arab people acted like they could not speak English, but had no problem cussing. Also the violence and the way men treated women and children would not be good for your children or mine to see. Watch this movie/documentary with your wife/husband or signifigant other.