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Event: 'The Invasion' Print
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Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 8:55 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes

(2007) Effective, frequently exciting remake of the 1950s science-fiction classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, centers on a Washington-based psychiatrist (a tense Nicole Kidman) who, aided by her doctor boyfriend (Daniel Craig), must rescue her young son (Jackson Bond) from her ex-husband (Jeremy Northam), whose body — like that of much of the populace — has been taken over by alien forces. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel generates considerable suspense, and the pace rarely flags, despite some continuity flaws and a rather muddled political agenda that fails to better the “red scare” McCarthy subtext of the original. A few instances of crude words and profanity, intense action violence with some blood, killings, a vicious attack by a dog on a child, and brief female disrobing but no nudity. Probably acceptable for older adolescents. ( (A-III -- adults) (PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned) Cinemax (cable)