Friday flicks – Argo

 

This movie is already generating Oscar buzz and I have to admit I’m a little excited to see it. 

Argo, starring one of my faves, Ben Affleck along with John Goodman (Roseanne, The Artist) and Victor Garber (Titanic, Alias) is the -kind of- trues story of when militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution and CIA agent Tony Mendez creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it’s only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage, Mendez offers a unique – yet potentially dangerous – solution: posing as a Canadian film producer, he will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants’ noses

for more info check out the Focus on the Family’s Plugged In review