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Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains PG

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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 3, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh79%

Total Count: 85


User Ratings: 968
In keeping with his subject, Demme's filmmaking style is unobtrusive....[Carter] is a fascinating and often contradictory figure.
Sight and Sound
Sep 1, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- This is a man it is impossible not to like, even if you think he was a weakish one-term commander-in-chief. At least he was not Nixon or Bush Jr.
London Evening Standard
Aug 15, 2008
[G]ripping....He is pious. stubborn, compassionate, testy, moral, unreasonable, and wise. -- Grade: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Nov 2, 2007
Only belatedly, with the arrival of Alan Dershowitz, does Demme happen across anybody who might disrupt the air of non-confrontational niceness, but Carter ducks the challenge, and the film heads ever onwards into hagiography. A disappointment. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Aug 15, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Jimmy Carter may not be the most memorable ex-White House resident, but his post-presidency record as a battler for humanitarian causes takes some beating. Full Review
Total Film
Aug 15, 2008
It's clear from the very beginning that Demme admires Carter. But the filmmaker's skepticism for authority manages to pop out occasionally. Full Review
East Bay Express
Apr 28, 2011
Rating: 4/5 -- Jimmy Carter Man From Plains is a genuinely inspiring, well-made documentary that is well worth seeking out. Full Review
Aug 15, 2008

Product Description:

Director Jonathan Demme's career trajectory has twisted down some unexpected paths since winning an Oscar for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS in 1991. His dedication to producing high-quality documentary work has perhaps been the most surprising turn, and 2004's THE AGRONOMIST and 2006's NEIL YOUNG - HEART OF GOLD are among the most interesting films in his canon. Demme returns to documentary filmmaking for JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS, which focuses on the former president's book tour in support of PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID. The director and his subject clearly share a taste for unusual career choices, making them the perfect match for each other.

Demme and his camera crew followed Carter over a three-month period beginning in late 2006. The footage they gleaned from these mammoth sessions includes lectures and plenty of debates, many of which offer a dual perspective on both Carter's life and the media machine that hounds his every step. The most remarkable aspect of the director's film is the boundless enthusiasm Carter has at the age of 83. Faced with reporters asking him questions about a book they don't seem to have read, an endless number of signings to attend, and countless plane trips, the former president shows incredible patience and understanding. Demme and his team shoot on compact digital cameras throughout, giving them a close-up look at Carter that would have been unthinkable in less technologically advanced times. Critics of Carter are unlikely to find much to change their views here, but his supporters will be pleased, and as a portrait of the media frenzy that follows anyone who once occupied the Oval Office, JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS makes for fascinating viewing.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: October 26, 2007
Mill Creek Entertainment
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  • Sales Rank: 26,576
  • UPC: 683904544049
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