Source: Catholic News Service
Hollow melodrama about a sheltered American (Angelina Jolie) living in London with her socialite husband (Linus Roache), who has her eyes opened to the suffering of the wider world when she becomes romantically involved with a renegade doctor (Clive Owen) passionately committed to relief efforts in war-torn countries. Despite the sincerity of its humanitarian message, the film, directed by Martin Campbell, suffers from severe narrative malnutrition with characters less fleshed out than the famine victims they champion, and a story that seesaws awkwardly between a globetrotting soap-opera romance and a UNICEF travelogue. Some war violence, several disturbing images of famine and disease-ravaged victims, an implied sexual encounter, recurring rough and crude language and profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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