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Dark Waters

also known as “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare,” “Dry Run,” “Aguas oscuras,” “Cattive acque,” “Dark Waters - Verdade Envenenada,” “El precio de la verdad,” See more »
MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for thematic content, some disturbing images and strong language.
not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:

Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Biography History Legal Thriller Drama
Length:
2 hr. 6 min.
Year of Release:
2019
USA Release:
November 22, 2019 (limited)
December 6, 2019 (wide—2,012 theaters) DVD: March 3, 2020
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Relevant Issues

Dedication to helping others, especially those who are hurting and helpless

Compassion

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Searching for the truth and fighting to bring it to light

Robert Bilott’s 20-year legal battle against DuPont and its production of Teflon (long-chain fluorocarbons)

The movie says that all humans now have Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in them

How accurate is this film compared to the actual events

Perseverance against seemingly impossible odds

Having and maintaining strong ethics

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Fighting for justice

What is JUSTICE? What does the Bible say about it?

Justice of God

Water and environmental pollution

Environmental and human health

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Chemical industry

Crimes committed by large corporations that put profits ahead of the safety of their employees and the public

EARTH’S ENVIRONMENT—Should Christians be concerned about the environment? Answer

What is man’s responsibility to the environment? Answer

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Issue of pain and suffering

Why does God allow innocent people to suffer? Answer

What about the issue of suffering? Doesn’t this prove that there is no God and that we are on our own? Answer

Does God feel our pain? Answer

ORIGIN OF BAD THINGS—Why are they in our world if a good God created us? Answer

Did God make the world the way it is now? What kind of world would you create? Answer

Featuring: Mark RuffaloRobert Bilott
Anne HathawaySarah Bilott
Tim RobbinsTom Terp
William Jackson HarperJames Ross
Bill PullmanHarry Dietzler
Victor GarberPhil Donnelly
Louisa Krause … Karla
Mare Winningham … Darlene Kiger
Bill Camp … Wilbur Tennant
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Director: Todd Haynes
Producer: Killer Films
Participant
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Distributor: Distributor: Focus Features. Trademark logo.
Focus Features, a subsidiary of Universal Pictures, a division of NBCUniversal/Comcast

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “An attorney (Ruffalo) links a number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations, DuPont. In the process, he risks everything—his future, his family, and his own life—to expose the truth about PFOAs, the ‘forever chemicals’.”

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  • Violence: Moderate
  • Profane language: • J*sus (7) • G*d (7) • G*d-d*mn (3) • “Holy sh*t” • “Holy cr*p” • “Oh my L*rd” • H*ll (9) • d*mn (7)
  • Vulgar/Crude language: • f-words (2 or more) • “I'll cut your b*lls off and hand them to DuPont” • s-words (2) • a**hole • a** (2) • cr*p (3) • “p*ssing match” • son of a b*tch / sons of b*tches
  • Nudity: Skinny-dipping teenagers (bare rears shown)
  • Sex: • Mention of a hooker (prostitution) • Couple kisses (brief)
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