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In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
Given the rules of this board, I want to make a disclaimer that I am only discussing the movie at hand, as neutral as I can. /enddisclaimer
The main issue that Sloane is fighting for is a rather touchy one. How “the hill” works is much like what one has seen in the first 1-2 seasons of “House Of Cards.” It’s not pretty, it’s not even glossed over. This is how politics work. Probably gonna piss ya off, no matter what side of the said issue is.
Jessica Chastain, whom I really like as an actress, plays her role perfectly. However, given some of her other roles in movies…I hope she doesn’t get pigeon-holed into the buttoned-up-business-only character. She excels in that, no doubt, and she’s in roles that are not that…but her best performances are in that sort of role.
Mark Strong, who most often plays supporting roles, is very good. He maximizes whatever he’s given (and this isn’t limited to this movie at all), and runs with it. Very underrated, overall.
I do recommend this movie, it’s a solid drama.