Arlington Road (1999)


ar“Never wiser than when we’re children. They say it and it’s true. We’ll never see things that clear again” – Oliver Lang

Number of Times Seen –  2 (29 September 2000 on DVD, 25 Jun 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A Professor of History who teaches a course in Terrorism suspects that his new neighbors might have committed acts of terror.

My Take on it – Before 9/11, but after Oklahoma City, Americans were very scared of home grown terrorist groups. This movie plays on that theme convincingly.

Bridges plays the main character who believes that his new neighbors (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) are not what they seem. The more and more he is convinced, the more and more he seems erratic.  Hope Davis plays his girlfriend who thinks he is just too involved in his own coursework.

The movie does a great job of footing the line between real fear and paranoia and Bridges’ character could be either.

I have always enjoyed conspiracy theory movies and this is no exception.

Superbly done!

Bottom Line – Great conspiracy theory movie. Jeff Bridges is very convincing as the lead. Recommended

Rating – Globe Worthy

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