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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

(PG-13) 124 mins

(PG-13) 124 mins

Plot Summary: Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist for NORAD, must make a daring trek across America to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writers: Emmerich (story, screenplay), Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenplay)

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Worth Watching)  Despite this movie’s significant hokiness, its many corny moments, and its not-so-subtle agenda regarding certain political issues (I don’t like being preached to rather than reasoned with), the big-budget simulation of major world cities overtaken by different natural disasters and a deliciously-ironic moment involving border security make the film worth watching for its pop-culture value.  Additionally, Gyllenhaal, Rossum, and Glenn Plummer bring charisma to their characters that transcends the script and makes you care about what happens to them a little more.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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