2016: Obama’s America

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Engaging political documentary in which filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan set out to answer the question, "What does Barack Obama believe?" In bringing his 2010 best-seller "The Roots of Obama's Rage," to the screen, right-leaning scholar D'Souza, who also narrates, uses the 44th president's own memoir as his starting point for a globetrotting journey in search of the chief executive's intellectual roots. The fairly slickly produced movie that results offers a studied - if obviously partisan - analysis of the president's early life and influences. Though the conclusions drawn from this examination are both radical and questionable, the shy and likable D'Souza's tone is never uncharitable. Still, most viewers are likely to come away from his film holding precisely the same view of the president they did going into it.

Watch out for: Adult themes and a single expression that could be construed as profane.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is A-II - adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG - parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

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