'United 93:' Is America Ready to Relive 9/11?
April 19, 2006
It's the 9/11 movie that many Americans may not be quite ready to see. "United 93" tells the story of the hijacked flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew members.
While many Americans argue it's too soon for "United 93," director Paul Greengrass defends the film, explaining that families of the victims were consulted from the beginning.
"They all saw it, and they all approve of it," Greengrass said.
But some New York-based stars just aren't ready to revisit the horrors of September 11th. "I was here when it happened," Edie Falco said. "I need more time, but that's just me. I'm personally not ready for it."
The family members of passengers Todd Beamer and Linda Gronlund told "Extra" that the movie honors their loved ones. "They got it right," David Beamer said.
"I think it was done in a way that I was just so hopeful it would turn out," added Elsa Strong.
Ten percent of the opening weekend proceeds will be donated to the United 93 Memorial Project. But there are other compelling reasons to see the film.
"If in this film, it can provoke a little more discussion about where we've come from on 9/11 and where we're going to," Greengrass said. "Then I'll be proud."
"United 93" opens April 28th.