Starring Jessica Chastain as Elizabeth Sloane, this movie brings us a compelling story of a lobbylist on Capitol Hill who takes on one of the toughest cases possible: a bill that enforces regulations on gun control. Now, I know that this is a hot topic these days with the numerous shootings across the country, but people also wanting to use their 2nd amendment rights. I won't get into any politics, I'm just here to talk about Miss Sloane as the film it is, and I thought it was wonderful.
It starts off with a client from her firm asking her to assist in opposing a bill against the gun regulations. Basically she laughs in their face, quits her job to go to the opposing firm, and starts her journey/fight to win the bill. Now, Miss Sloane does have some problems: she doesn't know when enough is enough, she may or may not have an addiction, and she suffers from insomnia. But she is damn good at her job. She knows how to manipulate people and spin stories to her benefit. So needless to say, when her and her team get really close to winning the battle, the opposing team (her old company) turns the tables and tries to take her career from her legally.
where the brains behind the plans were always calculated out for every single outcome. And that is exactly how Elizabeth operated. To quote the movie: "A good lobbyist plays her Trump card right after the opposition plays theres" and that is exactly what she did.
Along the way there was character development, where she learns that some things are more important than her career and people actually matter. Overall, I liked this movie. Her ending statement at the hearing was epic and very inspiring, along with pretty much every "speech" she has during the movie. I felt like everything fit together and the way the film sets up her character was great. Obviously the acting was awesome too. Allison Pill (who I know for playing another "political" role in The Family), Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and John Lithgow to name a few of the actors who did great in their supporting roles. I'm giving this movie a "Liked It" and recommend that everyone watch it when it comes out this weekend!! (09 DEC 2016)
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