Jimmy Carter Man From Plains Forget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid , director… Jimmy Carter Man From Plains Forget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid , director… 2007-10-26 PG PT125M Documentary Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG
EYE OF THE STORM For the doc Man of Plains , director Jonathan Demme filmed Jimmy Carter's tour to promote his controversial book on Middle…
EYE OF THE STORM For the doc Man of Plains, director Jonathan Demme filmed Jimmy Carter's tour to promote his controversial book on Middle East politics
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Oct 26, 2007; Rated: PG; Length: 125 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Forget the homespun title. As we follow the former president through the media glare of his book tour for Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, director Jonathan Demme creates a gripping meditation on the very hot-button-ness of the Israeli-Palestinian question. Was Carter wrong to analogize Israeli policy with that of white South Africa? That's Jimmy Carter Man From Plains' obsessive issue, and it's galvanizing to see it played out through the furious contradiction of Carter's personality. He is pious, stubborn, compassionate, testy, moral, unreasonable, and wise. B+

Originally posted Oct 24, 2007 Published in issue #962 Nov 02, 2007 Order article reprints