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.
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.
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
El esqueleto de esta historia son las actuaciones de Penn y Watts. De resto el tema y la forma en que esta narrada no tiene nada de particular. Lo que si fue una sorpresa es el estio clásico de la misma. Es una película de espías sin la parafernalia a la que nos acostumbramos recientemente por películas como The Bourne Identity (curiosamente también dirigira por Ligman). Recomendada.
a subject that usually annoys me - but a brilliant construction/interpretation that reminds classical hollywood movies. The movie also inherates the great authors such as John Ford or Hitchcock when a sequence pays him a tribute (naomi - gorgeous- Watt in her car earing voices right after she's got fired). A strong call to human consciousness - when 2 giants fight, who's the biggest monster?
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.