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Post  Ancient Roswellian on 2009-09-13, 22:38

State of Play

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Academy Award®-winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast including Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams & Helen Mirren in the blistering thriller about deception, manipulation & corruption. When D.C. Reporter Cal McCaffrey (Crowe) is assigned to investigate the murder of an assistant to an up-and-coming politician (Affleck), he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to bring down the nation's power structures. In a town of spin-doctors and wealthy power brokers, he will discover one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love or life is safe. From director Kevin Macdonald of The Last King of Scotland, State of Play brings together gripping performances, riveting suspense and is "sophisticated, intelligent and powerful" (Shawn Adams, FOX-TV).


Craig ordered this from Netflix and we saw it today. It's not often I can say I enjoy a two hour movie...that's too long for me to sit still But I have to say the layers of this story peel back one at at a time right up to the end of the movie. So, if you haven't seen it, you should.

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Post  jojo on 2009-09-14, 08:33

Thanks for the review!! I will check it out.
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Post  Berry on 2009-09-14, 14:21

I've seen it. I don't usually enjoy Russell Crow but I did like this movie.

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Post  jero on 2009-09-14, 21:57

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@Berry wrote:I've seen it. I don't usually enjoy Russell Crow but I did like this movie.

This says a lot!... I don't care for RC either... May have to order it from Netflix. :indecision:
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Post  Ancient Roswellian on 2009-09-14, 23:48

I have to say that I'm not crazy about him either. But didn't even think about why I don't like to watch him....he did a bang up job in this movie...and showed his talent...not his ego...so worth the ride. Wink

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Post  Berry on 2009-09-15, 17:41

It really is a good idea not to know too much about the actors as people if you want to be able to enjoy movies. My list of actors I just don't want to see in anything is ever growing....Mel Gibson tops my list.

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Post  Ancient Roswellian on 2009-09-15, 21:44

And sad to say that Mr. Gibson will never come off that list....ever...no matter what he does now.

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Post  sandisea on 2009-09-25, 02:08

I liked the movie....but, the original was way better. biggrin
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