Originally Posted by wsabol
From the Argo Wikipedia page
What you say is true, but remember that the primary of Hollywood's products are to entertain, not necessarily tell the truth, the whole, so help you god. The percentage of "historically based" films that don't paint the whole picture or fudge some details is probably 99-100%, so this is nothing new.
As an American I was very moved by the film and by the story in general. I can assure you that Canadian government's aid came across as very integral to the plot and the survival of the six Americans, regardless of the details. Now that the movie is out, I'm sure all Americans who see it have an appreciation for the sacrifices Canada made and feel grateful for our northern neighbors.
EDIT: ps. According to the "Canadian Caper" wiki, there is already a film, released in 1981, depicting the rescue from Canada's perspective. It's called "Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper". I might check this one out.
I have seen it; alcohol almost dooms them. Thanks, I respond below that I posted it to show how some of my countrymen can get a bit hung up on this sort of thing. It looks to be a great movie and I agree that things sometimes need to be altered in order for to be that way. I should have mentioned my intention but I was also curious to see the response.