…and the quest to see everything

Trailer – Fair Game


First saw in a post by Brad Brevet. Youtube version posted by Christopher Campbell. Click on either in case my embed effing troubleshoots. Valerie Plame‘s (Naomi Watts) husband Joe Wilson (Sean Penn) tries to reveal that there are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. As a way to discredit and ruin him, they try to get to his wife and blow her cover as a CIA agent. Comes out November 5 in limited, and November 12 in wide release in the US. No known dates for Canada yet.

Notes:

It’s strange how Summit Entertainment is the distributor both to the Twilight Saga and to ‘anti-American/anti-Republican films’ like Hurt Locker, Ghost Writer, and now this.

Naomi Watts is amazing at making an all-American girl seem fascinating and multi-layered. That scene in the car is worth the ticket price.

The second time Naomi Watts and Sean Penn – perfectly cast as Joe Wilson – playing love interests in a film, the first being 21 Grams, but her name’s the one on the marquee. But then I’m sure many of you would rather see her with Laura Harring again.

Also, o hai supporting cast – svelte Catherine Morton, angry guy in Little Children! (Noah Emmerich)

That music is too cliched.

There’s probably just as much or more Iraq/Gulf war movies set in Washington as it is in the war zones.

Doug Liman’s name also keeps popping up in the blogs just as much as the stars of the film. He’s directed two clunkers before this one, but as classy First Lady Michelle Obama said, ‘Don’t screw it up, buddy.’

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2 responses

  1. Looks alright, the problem is that I think it’s going to rely too much on Naomi Watts to carry the film, and not give enough time to Penn.

    August 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

  2. Naomi Watts can carry a movie, and I’m not the biggest Sean Penn fan anyway.

    August 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

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