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Overall C

The White House is under attack, and the life of the President (Jamie Foxx) is in the hands of a Secret Service agent (Channing Tatum).

Violence D+
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use B

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White House Down

The movie’s makers encourage viewers to tweet their favorite movie line. Luckily the script is made up of easily quotable quips. How is the dialogue in this movie suitable for tweeters? What demographic group is this script aimed at? What other marketing ploys does the film use to attract young audience members?

How is decisive action by the U.S. government hampered by internal squabbling between departments such as the FBI, CIA and Secret Service?

How does this script use humor to ease the intensity of the action? Does it work?