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Not Today

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Caden Welles lives a life of privilege. Because his father is extremely wealthy, this twentysomething lives large in a huge California home with a swimming pool, drives a Ferrari and has the cash to do just about whatever we wishes. So when he and three of his buddies spend an evening partying, it doesn't come as a surprise to anyone that they'd do something as wacky as all agree to travel to whatever city in the world they happen to hit with a dart thrown at a map of the world. And why travel in the first place? Well, to party-hearty in some other locale than Southern Cal.

As it turns out, the dart lands on the city of Hyderabad, India. So it's off to the other side of the world in search of five-star hotels and trendy dance clubs. But something else happens in this land of 1.2 billion people. Caden's conscience begins bothering him that he refused to help a starving man. And when he attempts to right his wrong, he discovers the man has sold his only daughter. With his eyes now open to a thriving human-trafficking trade, Caden and this man forge an unlikely friendship to attempt to track down this little girl.

By highlighting the plight of one father and one daughter, Not Today tackles the subject of human trafficking in microcosm, while painting a broader picture globally. What's more, the film underscores the travesty of India's caste system which even today dehumanizes millions. Plus, the film shows the power of getting involved on behalf of someone less fortunate. On the downside, not much. But it seems appropriate to remind potential viewers that the film's theme is technically not family friendly—although the filmmakers handle the issue sensitively.

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PG-13

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Drama

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Cody Longo as Caden Welles; Walid Amini as Kiran; John Schneider as Luke

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Jon Van Dyke

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April 12, 2013

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Bob Waliszewski Bob Waliszewski