Apologies if there is another thread on this; I did a search but got nothing.
Has anyone watched this? I saw it last night. For those who don’t recognise the movie from the title alone, it is a dramatisation of the Valerie Plame leak story and subsequent investigation, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.
Firstly, It is an interesting story and worth the retelling, even if it clearly has a rather one-sided political agenda and barely touches on the motives and decisions driving the administration’s actions, which could have added some depth to the issues involved.
Secondly, for me it made for rather a dull movie, overall. I guess they didn’t want to slide too far from the facts in their interpretation (trying to create a ‘true’ historical record of the events, perhaps?) and thus were constrained by this measured approach. The movie lacked pace and even the strategic and psychologically tense portions could have been handled better and been more hard-hitting, IMHO. Maybe they thought the story was enough, and worth retelling simple and straight.
What where your impressions?