(edited) To the point, I've literally seen hundreds of movies. "The usual" just doesn't do it for me anymore. In fact bad acting/ shoddy script makes me ill! So...I was really amazed and surprised by the movie, "Children of Men". It had a few iffy points but overall was interesting and believable. The nihlistic attitude isn't *too* oppressive for my tastes (unlike the book) and the wacky, wiley, old hippy played by Michael Caine was very 'accessible' and funny. Has anyone else seen this movie. Did you get to see the great extra *bonus* features with philosophy professors tearing the film apart and riffin' on the details? Shouldn't EVERY good movie have this kind of 'study guide' included with it? This one talks about mass migration, "immigration", the police state, isolation of modern peoples, etc etc. Really first class.