Jay Bahadur still lives in his parents' basement in Toronto over a year after college. He gets an advice: skip journalism school and go somewhere crazy. Dec. 6, 2008 he flies to Somalia to ask the pirates: Why? He returns 6 months later.
In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.
Jay Bahadur is saying he always considered himself more of a Bernstein, than a Woodward, as Bernstein was ugly as hell and never went through college, and overcame his shortcomings. Bob Woodward went to Harvard Law School, and Carl Bernstein dropped out of university. Carl Bernstein was played by Dustin Hoffman in All the Presidents Men, a movie, of which Jay Bahadur has a poster of, hanging in his room. See more »
Entertaining throughout and littered with fun Canadianisms that I appreciated, but overall not much really happens, at least not the sort of thing movie goers would expect from a movie like this. It's not boring, it just doesn't have the usual bombastic stuff a lot of Hollywood movies do. It's based on a true story, but it's also quite funny at times.
I never even heard of this movie until I went looking for things to extend my mini-Pacino-marathon. Here, Pacino is having fun in a supporting role, and it shows.
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