Movie genre:
 Drama/History/ThrillerOntario Movie Rating: 14AOpening date: October 2012Starring:
 Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John GoodmanDirector:
 Ben Affleck           Tobacco use: Yes, many times Argo is based on the true events that took place in revolutionary Iran during 1980. The film follows Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck), CIA agent as he creates a fake movie, Argo, as an attempt to extract six fugitive Americans who are hiding in the house of the Canadian Ambassador.The film was captivating and real, from beginning to end. Amazing performance from Ben Affleck as well as other cast members. I don’t want to give anything away but there any many scenes in this film that had me on the edge of my seat. The final scene will make you hold your breath. Overall a well made movie and quite possibly the best film I have seen all year (although I throw that phrase around so much it has lost all meaning). Although this is a youth rated film, it does contain mature content, such as violence, war, strong language, and tobacco use.Perhaps in an effort to make a 70’s/80’s movie based on true events appear more believable; there was SO MUCH SMOKING in this film. Smoking in the office, smoking on the airplane, men smoking, women smoking, army men smoking. Our star and director, Ben Affleck, was relentlessly smoking cigarettes throughout the film. Although there was so much emphasis on cigarettes in this film I think that they did a well enough job of convincing the viewers that it was taking place in the 80’s through the huge mustaches, clothing and even the cinematography that cigarettes were completely unnecessary. Society has left this habit in the past so why can’t our filmmakers? Oscar Spotlight: Best Picture, Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin), Film Editing, Music, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing, Adapted Screenplay