Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fair Game (2010)

Director: Doug Liman. Cast: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, David Andrews. 108 min. Rated PG-13. USA/UAE. Political thriller.

Based on the true story of Valerie Plame, whose cover as a CIA agent was deliberately blown after her husband disclosed in a New York Times article that the Iraq War was built on a lie. The Watts-Penn powerhouse play the couple with such brutal honesty, it's impossible to not sympathize with them. But the main message here, is what Penn implies in a short but pivotal taxicab seen in the movie: that tougher than achieving freedom, is the task of maintaining it. Try selling that any third world country immigrant.

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