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If Movie Posters Told the Truth

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Most directors want their movies to be perceived as works of art that articulate some profound truth or moral lesson in a fresh and inspired way. We viewers are intended to ponder and pontificate on the true message of these films—especially the ones nominated for an Oscar—long after we’ve left the theater. But why go all that trouble when TheShiznit has kindly summed up the underlying messages in this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated films with aesthetically pleasing movie posters? Put down your thinking cap and check out a few of our favorites from their collection of clever, cheeky posters.
 
The Help

Easy as pie.

The Descendants

I feel like I’ve seen this message before…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I think we’d prefer the subtitles.

The Ides of March

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And yes, we’d definitely give a shit.

Want to see what other critically acclaimed films are really saying? We did too.

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