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An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati. At odds with library officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, the patrons turn the building into a homeless shelter for the night by staging an "Occupy" sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what's really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation's most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library.

Written And Directed by Emilio Estevez

Starring Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Che "Rhymefest" Smith and Jacob Vargas

In Theaters Everywhere April 5
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3294746

Currently 67% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_public

I thought Estevez's last couple directorial efforts were pretty good.
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I want to see this but because I'm in the field, I'll be critiquing the hell out of it for accuracy.
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I heard Estevez interviewed on Adam Carolla Podcast. It was interesting to find out this was written during the W Bush years, but shelved when Obama was elected. He felt like reviving it now. Yet it was during the Obama administration that we had all that “Occupy” stuff. He probably should have made the movie back then. He would have been prescient. Now he’s a little late to the party.
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I’ve been wanting to see this since this was filmed downtown a couple of years ago. Glad it’s gotten decent reviews it seems.
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Estevez should direct more films since his career as an actor ended a long time ago.

The War at Home is a underrated movie


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The older he gets the more Emilio is becoming his Dad.
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Estevez should direct more films since his career as an actor ended a long time ago.

The War at Home is a underrated movie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSVfEcm76hU
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I saw this today. I enjoyed it overall. But some stuff was little a ridiculous like the ending.
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I redboxed this and watched this today. It was ok. I do think the ending sucked. That library they work in has ZERO support staff outside of Estevez and Malone's characters. A library has tiers of employees even if they're spread out all over the place. Oh, Jacob Vargas' security character was also present.

It's worth a rental, but nothing to go crazy for.
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I caught this in the theater and really hated the ending too. But I was mostly just happy to see Emilio Estevez acting in something again.
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I liked and thought it was entertaining but agree the ending was crazy unless it was based on a true story then I would understand.

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Wish Shilling, Jenna Malone, and Gabrielle Union joined them since they are the only people in the movie I want to see naked.


Wish Emilio would act and direct more movies like this. He has a knack for getting all-star casts in his movies.
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I wonder how much more money LaRosa's pizzeria will make after getting exposure in this movie?
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