This movie just blew me away.
I found it great on so many levels.
First, it was just a peek into another world that I know knew nothing about. Like most people I had chalked debate up to being pretty stuffy, pretty nerdy. A bunch of brainiacs on blazers pontificating. And not that it isn’t that, but the film rounded that out in a way. But to see where debate took a philosophical turn, and the efforts of two underdogs to bend it yet again in back into another direction was pretty riveting. Throw in the shleppy, cigarette smoking, tree-hugger rebel of stereotypical debaters, and it makes for a really fascinating glimpse into modern debate.
Tonight after the meeting I will be watching this.