A Mighty Heart – Jolie Shines In Very Dificult Role

A Mighty Heart
Rated R for language
Angelina Jolie portrays Mariane Pearl, the widow of Daniel Pearl, the reporter that was brutally killed by Islamic extremists in 2002.  While the film sounds like a depressing downer of a film, it sneaks in an exciting yet gut-wrenching tale of the kidnapping and subsequent rescue efforts.  Jolie gives her most powerful performance to date and really shows why she deserved her first Oscar for Girl, Interupted.  While it’s still early in the race, she is sure to be the front-runner for this year’s award.  I found the film to be similar in nature to United 93, and just like United 93, I am glad I saw it, but I never want to see it again.