15: A Few Good Men

This week, we prove that we can handle the truth in Rob Reiner’s 1992 movie A Few Good Men. Who is victorious over the Aaron Sorkin dialogue? What does the film have to say about the American military machine? Whatever happened to Noah Wyle?

Content warning: violence, murder, homophobic language, misogynistic language, cult activity, human trafficking, child abuse, domestic abuse, kidnapping, Scientology

Unanswered Questions:

  • Is Daniel Kaffee a hero?
  • How does the film feel about the Marine Corps? Does it see Jessup as a bad apple, or the product of a flawed system? Do we see Sorkin’s conservative belief in the system, in America, in action in this story?
  • Is Jo Galloway a typical Sorkin heroine?
  • Is Daniel Kaffee… spunky?

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