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Robert Miller is a successful financial businessman with a loving wife and a smart daughter ready to take over the family business. Professional secrets involving illegal fraudulent activities start coming out at the same time that Robert's personal secrets take a turn for the worse and threaten to derail everything he has achieved. Written by
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When Robert returns home after the accident he goes to bed and he is asked by his wife where he went. He reply "What?" but you can see that his mouth is not moving. See more »
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Hedge fund manipulator and billionaire Robert Miller (Richard Gere) leaves the scene of an accident so as not to be implicated because he was with Julie, his mistress (Laetitia Casta), who dies, and also because he is involved with a huge merger that would cost many jobs, and change lives if the merger doesn't go thru. Miller initiates a cover-up that has him twisting in the wind the rest of the way.
The accident mentioned above caught me by surprise and I jumped to get out of the way, but this is where the story really starts. We understand his reasons for the cover-up and hope for the best. Gere has that likable way about him regardless of what he is trying to hide. Detective Breyer (Tim Roth) plays a somewhat very good Columbo role nipping here and there. The scene in the park with daughter- and his CFO - Brooke (Brit Marling) explains the background for the merger and that is crucial to the story. Here you will understand the meaning of the word Arbitrage (or you could look it up in Webster's).
Except for the accident, the rest of the movie has a made-for-TV feel, but the acting performances of the supporting cast are so good you don't mind and you are fully engaged to find out what will happen next. Susan Sarandon, as Miller's wife, gives a performance that could derail everything. Jimmy (Nate Parker) the son of Miller's one-time chauffeur is the key ingredient to the mystery Detective Bryer is trying to solve. And, Stuart Margolin (from the Rockford Files TV show back in the day) does a credible job as a lawyer for Miller. (7/10)
An Oscar nomination for Richard Gere? Hmmmm ..possible.
Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: Yes, throughout
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