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Still shot from the movie: A Mighty Heart.

A Mighty Heart

This movie is based on the true and tragic story of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. When his wife Mariane (Angelina Jolie) discovers Daniel (Dan Futterman) has been captured by a terrorist group, the pregnant woman remains stoically optimistic while Pakistani police, FBI agents and government officials investigate the international incident. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 22 Jun 2007
Video Release: 16 Oct 2007
MPAA Rating: R
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This film is a drama closely based on a true story. Movies like this are often referred to as “docudramas.” What techniques does the filmmaker use to give you the impression you are watching a documentary of real events as they unfold? What ethical considerations should be taken into account when creating this kind of movie? How could casting major Hollywood stars detract or alter a viewer’s perception of the subject matter?

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