One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by Miami Herald Reporters. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now former senator..
The real-life Donna Rice (now using Donna Rice Hughes as her married name), the woman with whom Gary Hart was alleged to have had an affair, was given a private screening of the film a few months before its release. (To this day, Hart and Rice Hughes deny they had an affair.) In interviews about the film, Rice Hughes has credited Sara Paxton with an authentic portrayal of her 29-year-old self, has said she appreciates how the film's director and co-writer, Jason Reitman, treated her character with compassion and dignity, and observed that as a 60-year-old grandmother, watching the film moved her to "great compassion" for the 29-year-old person that she was. See more »
The film begins in 1984 then the screen displays "4 years later" but it actually picks up in early 1987. See more »
This campaign is about the future. Not rumors, not sleaze, and I care about the sanctity of this process, WHETHER YOU DO OR DO NOT!
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An underwhelming convoluted unsatisfying dragged out film
Good performances from the leads, but the screenplay was an underwhelming convoluted mess of many quick irrelevant scenes that dragged on into pointless plot issues. Although paced quite well, at the end of the 113 min length, I found myself asking "why" and saying "so what" and "who cares". I was left unsatisfied with this film. It's a 6/10 from me, and I'd recommend a 'pass' on watching this, unless you really need to know about Senator Gary Hart's 1988 presidential run - of which you can simply Google and read up on.
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