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Movie Review: You Don’t Know Jack July 11, 2011

Posted by shwaldman in Movies, Society.
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Netflix Synopsis: Al Pacino stars in this Emmy-winning biopic that focuses on the life of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial physician who boldly advocated the legalization of euthanasia and personally helped more than 100 terminally ill patients commit suicide. Directed by Hollywood veteran Barry Levinson, the made-for-cable drama also stars Susan Sarandon as vocal activist Janet Good and John Goodman as Kevorkian’s trusted friend and supporter Neal Nicol.

This was a fascinating representation of Kevorkian’s life. And, of course, Al Pacino is one of the greatest actors of all time. Goodman and Sarandon are perfect star-studded side kicks. While the topic of this movie is very controversial, these are some of the best performers and performances in recent times. The movie is not graphic in any way, but if you can handle the topic, I highly recommend this movie.

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