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The Way I See It

The Way I See It
The Way I See It
The Way I See It
  • PG-13
  • 1h 42m
  • 2020
Certified Fresh85%
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Inspired by the New York Times #1 bestseller comes Dawn Porter's The Way I See It, an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidents in American History, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza. As Official White House Photographer, Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. The movie reveals how Souza transforms from a respected photojournalist to a searing commentator on the issues we face as a country and a people.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: The Way I See It takes an engaging look back at a political era from the unique perspective of the photographer who documented it from the inside.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Hopeful, lovely docu on former White House shutterbug.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Way I See It is a documentary about former White House photographer Pete Souza, who worked under presidents Reagan and Obama. The film looks at several iconic photos of both men and addresses the elements of good leadership. It also details Souza's outspoken opposition to Donald Trump. Language is the iffiest content, with one "f--k" shown printed on a protest sign and the words "s--t," "ass," and "damn" each spoken once. The Sandy Hook massacre and Reagan's death are discussed (with some non-graphic pictures shown). People with champagne are glimpsed in some photos, and couples kiss briefly. It could have gone deeper, but it's still a deeply emotional, hopeful movie (if you share Souza's perspective on both Obama and Trump) that showcases a collection of brilliant photos.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:September 18, 2020
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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