I don't know how much liberty he took with the story especially the sequence where they are at the airport going through the various security checks to be allowed to leave. Still it was very well done and I can see why he got the Golden Globe for it. Of course the fact that the story includes other nationalities not just Americans also helps get votes from the Hollywood Foreign Press.
All this talk of Ben gets me thinking about Matt Damon. Did you see him on Jimmy Kimmel the other night? It was awesome. I don't watch Jimmy very often but have always found their supposed feud and the videos that go with it really funny. If you're not familiar with them here are my favorite two - Sarah Silverman with Matt
And then Jimmy's rebuttal
Here are some of the clips from the show that Matt took over the other night. He had an impressive bunch of celebs involved and it was a lot of fun.