We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It is my husband's favorite movie after "Brazil." It's not bad. You can't go wrong with Kate Hudson for something cute and fun, although you have to put up with Philip Seymour Hoffman (ick). But yes - get it free at your library. You can always stop watching if you don't like it.
"A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming United States general in the hopes of destroying his career and crippling the war effort in Afghanistan."
No, wait. Sorry, wrong movie. It says "...up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour."
Well, the movie reviews at the IMDb fawned all over it, so it doesn't look like you can go wrong. Library cards are usually free, and Netflix is cheap. Say hi to our good friends at Rolling Stone for us.
See it. It was a fun movie and the music was excellent. Two scenes stand out for me: the one where the rock star attempts to charm the young man's mother and the scene where their chartered airplane enters a severe thunderstorm...