A Mighty Heart (R)
Drama 108 June 22, 2007
upstaged by the human drama that plays out as a heavily pregnant Mariane holes up with the intelligence services of the United States and Pakistan. A Mighty Heart is about waiting under the worst of circumstances with only bad news in the offing. Far from exploiting Pearls grisly death, the movie makes stringent demands on our patience as the search fans out through Karachi, where terrorist cells multiply like mushrooms. There are sentimental moments when the movie risks trading its modest dignity for an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. But they are few in a quiet drama meant to place us sympathetically inside Marianes catastrophe and only tangentially to parse its wider significance.