THE 11TH HOUR (Nadia Conners, Leila Conners Petersen). 95 minutes. Opens Friday (August 24). Rating: NNN
It's easy to mock movie stars who get all earnest and causey, but The 11th Hour, which Leonardo DiCaprio co-wrote, narrates and on which he served as a producer, is not bad - in a My Science Project way.
It's got a nice, compact introduction, some good guest stars - look, it's David Suzuki! - and it will get us worried about the environment and solar power.
The timing makes it look as if DiCaprio is coattailing on the success of his new pal Al Gore, but The 11th Hour has taken some time to get to theatres. From the facial hair and locales of DiCaprio's stand-ups, it looks like he shot his footage when he was working on Blood Diamond two years ago.
However, if you're reading NOW, you probably come with some environmental awareness and you saw An Inconvenient Truth and Who Killed The Electric Car? (And if you didn't, why not? That Electric Car movie is really interesting.)
The 11th Hour preaches to the converted, so your assignment, should you decide to accept it, is to find someone who doesn't think the earth is getting warmer and take him or her to see it. You can split the gas.