(Brian Dennehy, Colm Meaney, Fred Dalton Thompson, Ashley Johnson, Nathan West, et al / DVD / NR / 2011 / IMAGE Entertainment)
Overview: Love and faith are put to the ultimate test in this stirring romantic drama set against the landmark Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925.
DVD Verdict: My goodness, if you like history this film is for you! 'Alleged' is a film that will correct some of the many incorrect beliefs about the famous 1925 Scopes trial. As we see it unfold, Charles Anderson (Nathan West, 'Miracle') is a talented young reporter engaged to Rose (Ashley Johnson, 'The Help'), who works with him at the Tennessee small town newspaper his late father founded.
The "Trial of the Century" brings brilliant adversaries William Jennings Bryan (Fred Thompson, 'The Genesis Code') and Clarence Darrow (Brian Dennehy, 'Cocoon') to Charles' hometown. But as the trial unfolds, Charles is caught up in the media circus and becomes torn between his journalistic integrity and impressing his mentor, the colorful Baltimore Sun editor H. L. Menken (Colm Meaney, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'), who presses him to "make a story" instead of report one.
As is told to us, basically, the story's backbone is one of a reporter with big-time dreams stuck in a small-time town, but has a plan to change everything. The scenery is incredible, the costumes and even speeches spot on perfect for the 1920's era. But like this story tells us, sometimes the real story is not the real story after all! For, some lies just HAVE to be told! A must see film for all (teenage-and-above) ages! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Menu option includes Discussion Guide for church and home group study