Inconvenient Truth, An (2006, USA) C-96m. *** D: Davis Guggenheim. Compelling documentary by Al Gore based on his presentation about the extent and consequences of global warming. Facts and figures and given to demonstrate how vital this is to the future of mankind. A harrowing criticism of the Bush administration and America's role in global warming, Gore eloquently states his claim. Not exceptional as a film per se (the presentation is undercut by some remarks regarding Gore's private life), but compelling nonetheless. Nominated for 2 Oscars, Best Documentary Feature, Best Song (Melissa Etheridge).

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