Of course, at the time, Al Gore, the filmmaker of An Inconvenient Truth, was being courted to run for president of the country most responsible for global warming. Leonardo DiCaprio, narrator of The 11th Hour, was merely looking to keep up his box office momentum after starring in Blood Diamond and The Departed.
Or so the global warming skeptics would have you believe. But The 11th Hour carries no less important a message than Vice-President Gore's film, and it shouldn't be overlooked because of its less optimistic tone. Many things have jockeyed for center stage since the climate change debate was in that position two years ago, but one thing is for sure - the earth hasn't gotten any cooler since then.
So, if you're feeling socially responsible and appreciate actors and artists who are as well, The 11th Hour is worth your while. Especially nice about watching it at home is that you get the DVD extras, including information about practical steps you can take to help address climate change.
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