America: The Movie

Theatrical Release: July 2, 2014
America: The Movie
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

Gerald Molen, the Academy-award winning producer of Schindler’s List, and Dinesh D’Souza, the creator of 2016: Obama’s America, invite you on a journey of discovery that will bring you face-to-face with the heroes who built America, in the times in which they lived, bled, and sacrificed in order to build a great nation: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and others. You’ll be there as Columbus sets foot on American soil, as bullets whiz by Washington’s head, as Douglass demands that America live up to the promises of her Founding Fathers, and as Lincoln sacrifices thousands of lives, including his own, to right a great wrong of history.

We’ll also meet their present-day critics, hear their stories, and then let you decide which America you believe in. From the team that created 2016: Obama’s America comes the story not of a man but a nation, at the crossroads of hope or disaster, whose destination will soon be decided.

Dove Review

“America” is a dramatic and powerful movie about America’s heritage. Filmmaker, Writer and Director, Dinesh D’Souza, an immigrant from India, makes a strong case for America being a harbor, and not a thief, as he shares the theories of various past authors and figures that claimed America had stolen all of its land. He shares various historical facts, such as the island of Manhattan, when purchased, was not the Manhattan that it is today, and that Americans built it up to become the Metropolis it is today and that wealth was created, not stolen. He clearly shows that over 300,000 Union soldiers died so that slaves could taste freedom, and that there were actually many black slave owners at the time of the Civil War. He makes no excuses for slavery or cruelty but makes the case that people such as Abraham Lincoln, and many soldiers, fought for the right of the slaves to be free. He boldly deals with various issues head-on, including the historical facts surrounding Native Americans. He looks at many sides of various issues.

He shows that America is not the America it used to be but hopes that it can become the nation it once was under such leaders as Washington, Lincoln, and in more modern times, President Reagan. This is a movie that every American should see! It will stimulate thinking and will encourage Americans everywhere to hold on to their freedoms. Make no mistake about it, some will consider it “controversial”. One observer speaks about the importance of Christianity in our nation’s history. We are pleased to award “America” the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. This movie will make you feel good about the land you live in, despite the vast problems and struggles we face.

Content Description

Sex: The mention of a whore house.
Language: D-2; H-1; a man says it is not God "bless" America but God should "damn" America.
Violence: Re-enactments of soldiers shooting other soldiers, some blood is seen but it is not gratuitous; explosions; archive footage including a black man being kicked as he walks during the Civil Rights marches; a man is taken down on the streets; skulls on ground are seen; man hit with club; wounded soldier seen in Viet Nam; man with bloody hands; a re-enactment of Booth about to shoot President Lincoln.
Drugs: The smoking of cigarettes in several scenes; drinking in a few scenes; drinking at a tavern in a recreated scene.
Nudity: Shirtless men.
Other: Many comments about genocide and slavery; dead bodies seen on ground from plagues; comments about the Mafia and Bookies; suicide is mentioned.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan, Bruce Schooley
Director: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan
Producer: Michael B. Curylo., Dinesh D'Souza, Gray Frederickson, Gerald R. Molen
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Russell W. Reed,
John Koopman,
Tina Fortune