Is there something I miss and don't understand? She won't change her mind, and the days add up. It has truly meaningful themes that are dramatized in an entertaining, emotional and often eloquent way. Always a welcome addition to any film, and particularly a Rod Lurie film, Alda is the voice of reason, the conscience of the film. This film is truly about something, which isn't as common as I think we'd hope with movies. Encouraging clients to buy stocks in companies that are failing is all in a day's work to him.
What's the value of a principle? What happens when everybody does the right thing and yet the personal lives of the people involved are destroyed or worse? The fact that writer and director Rod Lurie spent 13 years in the newspaper business is evident throughout, making for one of the most compelling and believable portrayals of what it is like to be a political reporter for a major newspaper since All the President's Men. He is the second billing in this film, right behind Kate Beckinsale, also starring Vera Farmiga, Alan Alda, Angela Bassett, and David Schwimmer. It makes no sense for Beckinsale to go to the lengths that she does - ruining her family and Farmiga's - to shield a child who, when exposed, would never be made public or legally held liable anyway! Schwimmer's character of the husband does hurtful things, but out of weakness rather than malice. Matt Dillon is also a brilliant actor, and I hope the two of them get nominated this year. First Amendment versus national security, marriage and motherhood versus separation. There's pleasure in watching them go manolo a manolo against each other, particularly Ms.
The film is about Rachel Armstrong, a reporter Beckinsale who has written the story of her life: a military coup by the United States on a South American country was a lie, a Watergate, an operation that could get a president impeached. Thinking Pulitzer Prize and hoping to bring down a President, D. Erica refuses to cooperate, but Rachel has no doubts about the veracity of the report, and her story becomes front-page news with the support of editor Bonnie Benjamin and Avril Aaronson , who serves as the newspaper's legal counselor. I did however find the first half or so at least intriguing, but it soon devolves into a slow paced, boring film with a forgettable plot, mediocre writing and a sexist remark thrown in to get the feminists riled up; you should find this during the but if it was a man and not a woman speech towards the third act of the film. But the two women really steal the show.
When the paper hits, the government realizes that they must find out the original source of Armstrong. As if the women aren't reason enough to be on the edge of your seat with Lurie's taut script, enter Noah Wylie, Matt Dillon and Alan Alda. This film is truly about something, which isn't as common as I think we'd hope with movies. There is a tone about it that is certainly not like a usual story like this. The story is of course, focused on her, and the effect of imprisonment and interrogation can be seen on her face when she sees her son through the glass of visiting hours, or when Dupois questions her in court.
She herself must cope with the consequences of taking on the government, and the pressure just lays on throughout the story. This copy seems to have been recorded from television. As Dubois, Dillon brings new levels of arrogance and self-importance to the perception of attorneys and trust me, many are very arrogant which sparks dynamic chemistry between he and Beckinsale. A physically demanding role given the intense prison sequences, her physicality pales in comparison to the emotional intensity and strength she puts forth on screen. Farmiga goes so deep into her character you can feel her nerve endings. Reviewed by BobStage 8 I first heard about this film because of Matt Dillon, one of my favourite actors.
What is the price that is worth paying for following one's principles — family, freedom, life? This story is masterfully executed, creating a lyrical and deeply affecting empathy with the film's lead character, played with Oscar-worthy precision and nuance by Kate Beckinsale. It is a beautifully acted, deftly written examination of the tension between freedom of the press and the power of the state, based very loosely on the Valerie Plame case. Best are Kate Beckinsale in the lead role and Matt Dillon as the prosecutor. Days become weeks, and then months, during the course of which Van Doren is murdered in a politically motivated attack. David Schwimmer Rachael's husband is merely passable and his character is a first class asshole, that doesn't even bother to patiently wait for his wife, and jumps into bed with another woman as soon as she's imprisoned. Just as it is today, crooked stockbrokers made a bundle in the 20's scamming those who lost everything in the crash. We have seen these types of films countless times, but this one is done extremely well.
No point in spoiling it here, but I can assure you it will provoke debate. The clash is between the journalism ethics and the government secrecy, as what is perceived by the journalist as protection of her sources is from the legal point of view a possible crime of disclosing the identity of the agents. The price is however to be paid by both women in their personal life, although the film mostly focuses on the fate of the reporter. There was one point where I was thinking Rachael's time in prison is at least not a cliché but later on she does end up getting beaten up, which like most films with prison sequences is predictable and tiresome. It may only have a limited release due to complications experienced by its distributor, so get out now and see it! That exquisitely written argument and Alda's delivery is phenomenal. Chaos descends on Van Doren's life as well.
She's jailed for contempt when she refuses. Perlu diketahui, film-film yang terdapat pada web ini didapatkan dari web pencarian di internet. Lurie's script is also completely subpar when it's not being stupid and dull. Dillon's character is ruthless in his prosecution, but in truth, he is just doing his job well. Cast Richard Dix as Robert Bennett Berton Churchill as E.