Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jan 2017)
Brief Synopsis – After a lobbyist changes firms, she must try and continue to maneuver through the difficult world of Washington politics in order to help her new firm get the votes needed in Congress. This all must be done at the same time when she has been called on to be deposed by a Senate committee for committing illegal acts of lobbying.
My Take on it – I have always enjoyed political films and TV shows especially when they are done at a West Wing kind of pace and this film easily mimics that feeling.
The story remains interesting the whole way through mainly because the dialogue and actions of the characters are given to us in such a fun way.
I really enjoyed the twists and turns of the storyline and it helps keep the momentum going from start to finish without much room to catch our breath along the way.
The cast is great and Jessica Chastain is perfect as the title character.
Loved that Sam Waterston and John Lithgow appear here in roles so very different from the kinds they are known for.
The focus of the story is shown in such a way that it helps us keep track of everything that is going on despite the fact that it all comes at us in a rapid- fire manner.
Bottom Line – Fun film that moves at a West Wing style pace and keeps things interesting the whole way through. Really enjoyed the twists and turns here as things more forward. Great cast led by Chastain with Lithgow and Waterston in roles that are very different from what we would expect. They do a great job keeping things in focus to help us following all that is going on through the rapid fire dialogue and plot. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Screenwriter Jonathan Perera was the only writer to work on the script. This is a rarity in the movie industry. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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