Picture from A Mighty Heart
Overall B-

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.

Violence C
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: R for language.

Talk to your kids about…

A Mighty Heart

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?