Lions for Lambs

Lions for Lambs is a 2007 American drama war film directed by Robert Redford about the connection between a platoon of United States soldiers in Afghanistan, a U.S. senator, a reporter, and a California college professor. It stars Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. It was the first CruiseWagner Productions film since the company joined with United Artists subsequent to Cruises falling out with Paramount Pictures in 2006.

Two determined students at a West Coast university, Arian Derek Luke and Ernest Michael Pea, at the urging of their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley Redford, attempt to do something important with their lives. They make the bold decision to enlist in the army to fight in Afghanistan after graduating from college.Dr. Malley also attempts to reach talented and privileged, but disaffected, student Todd Hayes Andrew Garfield, who is not at all like Arian and Ernest. He is naturally bright, comes from a privileged background, but has apparently slipped into apathy upon being disillusioned at the present state of affairs. Now, he devotes most of his time to extracurricular activities like his role as president of his fraternity. Malley tests him by offering a choice between a respectable grade of B in the class with no additional work required or a final opportunity to reengage with the material of the class and do something. Before Todd makes his choice, he must listen to Dr. Malleys story of his former students Arian and Ernest and why they are in Afghanistan. ........

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