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      The Fever

      2004 1h 23m Drama List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings After hearing a friend of hers rant about privilege and poverty, a rich woman (Vanessa Redgrave) completely oblivious to the world outside of her upscale urban lifestyle travels to a third-world country. Initially content to stick to the tourist area, the woman's worldview is shaken when a journalist (Michael Moore) shows her the devastated, war-torn majority of the country. When struck with a delirium-inducing fever in her hotel room, the woman reevaluates her understanding of life. Read More Read Less

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture ... ought to be more affecting than it is. Jan 11, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Few moves have had such an endemic long standing deep impact on my world view. I first saw this move in 2006, 14 years later I find myself still thinking about its profound world changing message. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Bad casting. Vanessa Redgrave is playing a part that should be acted by a younger woman (just for it to make sense) The accents are all over the place. The unnamed country apparently had citizens that spoke both a slavic and a latin language. Where was the Redgrave character from? London? You know the city where they put up a big tree in the center at Christmas and people go skating in a famous skating rink... London right? So the politics were South American, the architecture and temperature was Easter European, the actors' accents were a crazy hodge-podge. The unnamed country must be on a different planet. The politics was of the "hit you over the head with a hammer" school. If Ayn Rand does that for the right-wingers, this movie does it for the lefties. I felt like, OK, I get it, stop hitting me on the head with your ideology hammer. I had to stop watching about 75% through because it was all the same (hammer). Then I went online and donated all my money to The People/The Revolution/The Poor. Now I have no money in my bank account. I guess I'll be homeless soon. Thanks Angelina, Vanessa and Michael! Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member "Wherever there is great property there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many. The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions." ? Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member this film may be a mirror of the internal conflict and shock that could rock any cushy city person after a visit to societies filled with civil strife and poverty. perhaps for the "fortunate ones" like Redgrave, it is possible to argue our way out of gross discomfort. but for many others, our altered worldview demands assisting the marginalized because it is possible to make a small yet good difference. unfortunately, this rendition of Wallace Shawn's play still feels too much like a play. the monologues weren't always affective. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Good movie but please don't call it an "Angelina Jolie" movie, please... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member An 83-min monologue play that doesn't necessarily translate to screen with the same impact. The ideas presented stir up enough food for thought, and the ice-cream guilt trip was effective, but it's a pity that the whole film doesn't end up making a firm statement. Good acting from Redgrave though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After hearing a friend of hers rant about privilege and poverty, a rich woman (Vanessa Redgrave) completely oblivious to the world outside of her upscale urban lifestyle travels to a third-world country. Initially content to stick to the tourist area, the woman's worldview is shaken when a journalist (Michael Moore) shows her the devastated, war-torn majority of the country. When struck with a delirium-inducing fever in her hotel room, the woman reevaluates her understanding of life.
      Director
      Carlo Nero
      Producer
      Jason Blum, Vanessa Redgrave
      Screenwriter
      Wallace Shawn, Carlo Nero
      Production Co
      HBO Films, Home Box Office (HBO)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 23m
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