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Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed by White House officials allegedly out to discredit her husband after he wrote a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece saying that the Bush administration had manipulated intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the invasion of Iraq. Written by
The real Valerie Plame Wilson was awed by the physical and emotional authenticity of the performances. It was, she said, as if she was confronting doppelgangers of herself and her husband. She also said: "Joe [(Joseph Wilson] and I were absolutely thrilled with the cast and the crew. I showed my son a photograph that was taken of me and Naomi [Naomi Watts] on set. He looked at it and said, 'Mum, isn't it strange to find you have a twin at 45?'." See more »
The movie takes place in 2002-2003, and yet you hear some of the actors talking about blogs, which in that time, were very new services that were barely being used back then. See more »
Fair Game follows in the tradition of All The President's Men as presenting a probing look into an important political issue in the form of a crackling thriller. Director Doug Liman uses his Bourne Identity/Mr & Mrs Smith skills to move the true story of exposure of Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts), the wife of US senator Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), as a CIA undercover agent by the Bush Administration at breakneck speed. Plame's research based on her contacts in Iraq had put serious doubts on the existence of WMD in Iraq, which was not in line with White House's view point. They thus considered her "fair game" for discrediting and public exposure. Fair Game is fascinating for all those interested in the mechanism of power and use/abuse of it; and is also a riveting piece of film making. In my view it's Liman's best film to date.
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