Movie: Fair Game Director: Doug Liman Release Date: November 2010 Writers: Jez Butterworth, John Henry Butterworth Run Time: 108 Genre: Action, Biography, Drama Tagline: Wife. Mother
Movie: Fair Game
- Director: Doug Liman
- Release Date: November 2010
- Writers: Jez Butterworth, John Henry Butterworth
- Run Time: 108
- Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Tagline: Wife. Mother. Spy.
Review: This is an amazingly well put together movie. The screenplay is totally understandable. One of the best films about the process of going in to the Iraq War and the use of information at the time. I was superficially familiar with the Plames story but did not realize how vital her and her husbands work was in relation to the Iraq war.
Naomi Watts does a very good job. She does not overact but you can see her vulnerability and passion. She blends into the role so well that unlike Nicole Kidman so you donâ€™t think of a movie star acting but you focus on the story. Virginia Madsen looks more like Valerie Plame but unfortunately is now too old. Sean Penn is a bit too unattractive for the role but his acting ability makes up for it.
The production is top notch with an authentic on location feel to it.
Valerie Plames story has to be told in this movie form so everyone can learn about what happened to her. Its also a great story about the life of a CIA operative and itâ€™s toll on family life. It also is a great story about how the most patriotic acts can be so difficult to carry out in the face of unjust opposition.