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      We Blew It

      2017 2 hr. 17 min. Documentary List
      Reviews Filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Thoret examines how America went from the dreams of the 1960s and 1970s to the age of Trump. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I couldn't get through more than 20 minutes. Weird, still images of people, lots of landscapes of America and not much discussion about anything. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member There is one element of value in this film to the future of American culture and political opinion for future generations. That valuable element is singular, and it is disheartening. America is headed for a dystopian disconnect between our leadership and the public unlike anything previously seen, and I do not state this light-heartedly. The beginning of the film uses interviews that make it a point to convince the viewer that we will never know a more divided time than that of the 60s and 70s. It hammers away at the fact that the drug use involved in the progressive movement of that time all but discredits it cimpletely. The fact that so many Americans that fall into the generational category of Baby Boomer find themselves settling for the greater of two evils is prevalent in this film, and the greater leans towards an angry, isolationist, "What is best for me and mine is best" point of view. America is viewed as a hotbed for anger, separatism amongst the public, and more divisive modes of thought by the rest of the world on a daily basis. These interviews only highlight and perpetuate this way of thinking in a very roundabout way that isn't subtle to everyone. Constantly criticizing artistic expression and empathy as a sign of weakness and devaluing American traditional culture. By giving a substantial voice to these divisive ways of approaching others different from ourselves. Take the interview of James Toback for example, as well as the subsequent interviews. These are the few voices of reason throughout this entire film. Thoughtful pursuit of new ideas, cultural expression, unity amongst men and women from all walks of life, all of these are becoming less and less important in light of supporting the false ideals of conservatism and preserving a "traditional" way of American life. I found this film doing very little fight for the cause it appears to support. If you support the powers at be in our current state, and the agenda they want to continue to push in the name of God knows what, this is the artisticly spun pseudo progressive art film for you. For those of us grounded in hope for a future without the biases and hate filled rhetoric of past generations, observe this film as a warning sign and a guide to the mindsets to avoid going forward. I am not a film critic or a movie buff, but I have seen enough subversive propaganda to understand the core values and purposes of this film. View with care, and know that the majority of the Americans interviewed were likely not aware of how their opinions and recounts would be portrayed. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Bernard Besserglik Hollywood Reporter We Blew It is far from being a routine run-through of a decade whose legacy continues to divide. Sep 14, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Jean-Baptiste Thoret examines how America went from the dreams of the 1960s and 1970s to the age of Trump.
      Director
      Jean-Baptiste Thoret
      Executive Producer
      James Atherton, Jan Pace, Nicholas Mavroleon, Spyros Niarchos
      Screenwriter
      Jean-Baptiste Thoret
      Production Co
      Section 5
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 5, 2018