The story of CIA agent Valerie Plame, who was outed by White House officials in order to discredit her husband, Joe Wilson, who’d just written a report accusing the Bush administration of manipulating intelligence about WMDs.
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One of the most concise and clear-headed political thrillers in recent memory. Perhaps not as compellingly directed as Social Network, but as someone who feels we got fucked from 2000-2008 by a bunch of greedy sociopaths, it's nice to see how people on the inside dealt with it and to have my intelligence taken for granted. The movie Green Zone should have been.
Andrebbe proiettato in classe per lo meno alle superiori.
Il film rispecchia fedelmente i fatti e dunque potrebbe offrire un immagine efficace delle manipolazioni dell'amministrazione Bush delle quali ancor oggi paghiamo il prezzo.
I totally understand why Holywood would want to make a movie out of the Plame/Wilson story — in the when-life-is-better-than-fiction series, this is gold. + Naomie Watts and Sean Penn are as appealing as ever.
But Fair Game doesn’t offer us any insight in the CIA leak case… Stick to the interviews that Plame and Wilson gave the press; they’re more gripping than the film itself.
Should I talk film technique or message? I am rather inclined for the latter. In short, this is a film that shows, if needed again, that information can be manipulated 2 proove whatever point needs 2 be proven (in this case, why war was "necessary" with Irak). Add a couple of "inspiring" talks about why America is the greatest democracy of all (or else there's no reason for Sean Penn 2 be in the film). Stir & screen.
Politically relevant. Thank God they included Arabic. Other than that, not special, nor good. Interesting if you want entertainment version of fucked up reasons for war and insight in arrogant, imperialistic ways to get it done.
Two of the finest actors alive, a true story with a real political subplot would make a great film under the hands of Clooney (or others with strong political sensitivities). However Liman who mostly deals with Hollywood entertainment, misses the spot and brings a film without nerve.
Foi interessante ter assistido a esse filme logo depois de ver Festa de Família, do Vinterberg. Parando para analisar, o esqueleto do último terço da trama é muito parecido com o do outro filme. A diferença é que, aqui, os brinquedos são absurdamente maiores, mas, nem por isso, são mais divertidos. De qualquer forma, Watts e Penn têm performances bem medidas e a história vale a pena ser revisitada.
Doug Liman's film brings life to the familiar tale of the Valerie Plame case by first focusing on what the media ignored, namely what her job entailed before she got sacrificed on the altar of partisan politics. http://eddieonfilm.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-yet-no-one-went-to-jail.html