Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Don't Know Jack (2010)

TV is a stupid box--mostly (except Lost, duh!) Well, sometimes there are exceptions and this HBO production is one of them. The film is dealing with a controversial, compelling subject: should humans be given the right to die and euthanasia be legal in the US? As you guess, the story is about Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an American pathologist who invented a suicide machine. Kevorkian assisted suicide of those suffering with terminal illnesses. He ended up in court at last and became the target of religious activists. This has given rise to ethical and legal questions about euthanasia. Thanks to intelligent script and honest narrative, the film doesn't play with your emotions, just asks the right questions at the right time. Is Kevorkian really a mad man who plays God or an enthusiastic doctor and artist? Kudos to Pacino, for his killer performance as Kevorkian. I'm a great fan of Susan Sarandon but alas she has a very small role in this film.

"I have a religion. His name is Bach."

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Thïrd World Man said...

Pacino's best role in 10 years in my opinion.

Glad to see you are highlighting it here.

FSM_Ed said...

That was a very good movie, I'm old enough to remember when he was going through that. He is a very brave man and I wish I were half as brave as Jack Kevorkian is. He also had a recent interview on "Real Time" with Bill Maher that is worth checking out if you haven't already.

James said...

Of course, it would be Bach. His music is the perfect working out of mathematical theorems in compositional form. Bach composed for the God in his own head. His continuo influenced much in modern music, too, as, e.g. John Cale's electric viola in the early Velvet Underground recordings.

Andrew Clunn said...

I'm no fan of Kevorkian. Will have to give this movie a try though.

Nico said...

I'm about to watch this movie. Seems pretty interesting. I'm not from the US so I don't know much about Kevorkian.

You would probably enjoy watching a movie I'm currently downloading. The movie is "Oh My God" (2009). It's a documentary of sorts regarding the question "What is God?" It has interviews to different "religulous" people, and also atheists.

Here are some links to download the movie:

Διαγόρας ο Μήλιος said...

I watched the movie and I found it very good. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and I do not see any point in being or not being a "fan" of Kevorkian. People should have the right to choose when to die; and he fought for this human right; so we can at least appreciate his effort.

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