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The Company You Keep

Decades after an ill-fated robbery, a former member (Susan Sarandon) of the Weather Underground turns herself in to authorities. While covering the story, reporter Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that recently widowed lawyer Jim Grant (Robert Redford) was also a member of that particular group. Grant slips by the FBI agents tracking him and goes on the run, hoping to track down his former lover, Mimi (Julie Christie), who's still underground and fighting for the cause.
 
  • Genres: Thriller
  • Running Time: 121 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, June 7, 2013
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Language ]
  • Starring: Robert Redford [Jim Grant], Shia LaBeouf [Ben Shepard], Julie Christie [Mimi Lurie], Susan Sarandon [Sharon Solarz], Nick Nolte [Donal Fitzgerald], Chris Cooper [Daniel Sloan], Terrence Howard [FBI Agent Cornelius], Stanley Tucci [Ray Fuller], Richard Jenkins [Jed Lewis], Anna Kendrick [Diana], Brendan Gleeson [Henry Osborne], Brit Marling [Rebecca Osborne], Sam Elliott [Mac Mcleod], Stephen Root [Billy Cusimano], Jacqueline Evancho [Isabel Grant]
  • Directed by: Robert Redford [Director], Lem Dobbs [Screenwriter], Nicolas Chartier [Producer], Robert Redford [Producer], Bill Holderman [Producer], Craig Flores [Executive Producer], Shawn Williamson [Executive Producer], Adriano Goldman [Cinematographer], Mark Day [Film Editor], Cliff Martinez [Original Music], Laurence Bennett [Production Design], Jeremy Stanbridge [Art Director], Carol Lavallee [Set Decoration], Karen Matthews [Costume Designer], Avy Kaufman [Casting]
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05.10.2013 at 09:09 | Reply |

This is one of the best films I've seen in years.  Thank you Robert Redford for having the courage to tell the truth about what happened during the sixties, a time when people in the US were willing to put their lives on the line for an idea - peace.  How different it is now!  We no longer have the "Vietnam syndrome", which was on-the-ground reporting through TV and newspapers.  We could see kids running down the street on fire from the napalm we dropped! We could see trhe grass huts of innocent peasants being bombed into oblivion!  It's hard to get people riled up these days since there is no more reporting.  We don't know where or who the next predator drone will hit in this disturbing, sanitized version of "war".  Anyway, I loved the Robert Redford character desperately trying to clear his name and get back to his life.  But Susan Sarandon stole the show as the wife and mother who never lost her fervor for justice.   Kudos and my eternal gratefulness for this beautiful creation.  I am telling everyone I know to go see it, especially my younger friends who have no idea of this ancient history.  

 

 
 
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