The Antidote Review


Made in response to the times we are living in, THE ANTIDOTE weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. It’s about everyday people who make the intentional choice to lift others up, despite fundamentally unkind realities in our society that contradict the founding ideals of our country.

We get a feeling very early on what to expect from this documentary. It is an inspirational story of communities banding together to help people from other countries find a place in this country.

As we begin to understand the consequences of our country’s actions, we hear that we used to bring over half of the individuals trying to come over here, which has since changed, which led to one of the most potent comments made in this film.

The value of the human life is the value of the human life, regardless of who you are. 

They don’t expose anything we don’t already know as we as a country have a homelessness problem, and we as a country have a healthcare issue. What these individuals do for people across our country is nothing short of amazing. It is inspirational, it is moving, and it challenges who you are as a person and what you are doing to help those around you that need it.

We all have fears of things we don’t understand.

As a country, we struggle with the idea of different, whether it’s the color of someone’s skin, their sexual preference, and even down to how someone looks. But we don’t always have to understand someone’s idea of what they want to be. We need to allow others to represent themselves; however, they deem they should. We have got to support one another as we are created equal in the eyes of God. The hate has got to be something that is stopped being taught to our younger generation and be more like the individuals within this documentary, accepting, loving, and caring.

Last, The Antidote should be shown to every kid every year throughout the entire time they are in school. It’s a story of being kind, loving one another, loving your neighbor, helping. It’s just an inspirational movie that everyone needs to see. We often lose sight of fixing the issues surrounding those we don’t know, but we have to lift those around us to help get them through things. Let’s be less selfish and more selfless.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

‘The Antidote is the must-see documentary of the year.’

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