The Company You Keep (Robert Redford) - 2013

This movie is based on the Neil Gordon novel but it is filled with truths.  With just a twist or turn in many of our lives, our good intentions could cause us to become forever persecuted.  Redford is the semi-innocent ex-Weather Underground activist whose cover has been broken.  Through a series a contacts with his former cronies, he races across country to clear his name.  Although the plot is fairly simple, the story raises important questions about the scope of government law enforcement and the actions of that same government that causes its citizens to embrace civil disobedience.  Redford filled his movie with an excellent ensemble of acting professionals including Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Richard Jenkins, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Elliot and Stephen Root.  The movie also featured the best performance to date by Shia LaBeouf as a local reporter. [JAM 4/17/2013]