Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A businessman in 1981 tries to defend his gas company from rival companies, a federal investigation and internal problems while alsi trying to broker a deal that will help him expand.
My Take on it – I was really looking forward to this movie all year since this is JC Chandor’s follow up film to All is Lost (2013) (one of my favorite movies from last year.)
Unfortunately, this movie’s plot and characters just aren’t interesting enough to want to watch for two hours.
The corporate jargon and scenarios make the viewer wonder whether they are watching a movie about the mafia, the teamsters or just an unlucky schmo.
I must admit that I still don’t understand the connection between the movie and its title.
Jessica Chastain snd Oscar Isaac are both good here, but even they can’t help this mediocre script that has a storyline that doesn’t focus well.
Bottom Line – Not as interesting as I had hoped it would be. Good acting, but without a more watchable plot this movie just remains average.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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