Aug 24 2011
As you all know once a week I make a movie recommendation that by all standards features a movie that simply is not good. Doesn’t mean it isn’t entertaining. It just means that technically it’s not such a great movie. Well this week I wanted to switch it up a bit and recommend a movie that many people haven’t seen but happens to be incredible.
It’s called City of God. I’ll start off by saying it’s in subtitles so be prepared for that. But if you want to see a film that’s incredibly shocking, moving, and something that will make you think then it’s a great selection. City of God is the story of two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro who take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
I don’t want to give away anything about this movie. I will say this. The movie is loosely based on the poverty seen in Rio de Janeiro and 100% based on a true story. The violence is disturbing. What children go through is something we Americans simply don’t think about. So many things we take for granted are luxuries for these people.
How tough these kids have to become is truly a sight to see. I highly recommend this movie. Trailer is after the jump…..
This movie rocks.
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