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Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.
Based on a true story, this is about the Irish journalist Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), a reporter for The Sunday Independent, who exposed some of Dublin's most powerful crime barons and drug lords in 1996. But later that year she was gunned down by assasins hired by the same criminal drug lords she exposed.Written by
Andreas Furumo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
While Guerin is in Dublin Airport with the Monk, signs for Terminal 1's Pier C departure gates are visible in the background. Pier C did not open until 2000. See more »
It'll be worse for me, and it'll be worse for journalism or any journalist if I was to be intimidated. Then that means they've won, and they're not going to win.
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Disclaimer in closing credits: "Chris Mulligan is a fictional composite character based in part on several different people, and certain events in which the character is depicted have been fictionalised for dramatic effect." See more »
Moving, unsentimental account of a remarkable woman
This was an extremely moving film, covering the life and death of the remarkable Veronica Guerin.
It would have been easy to sentimentalize this story, but it unfolded in a realistic, down-to-earth fashion that somehow made Guerin's death all the more harrowing.
However, Guerin was not painted as a tragic figure, but was shown throughout as a flawed and all-too-human figure (the incident with the skateboard at her son's party was very telling) who felt that she just HAD to continue with her crusade.
It is impossible to over-praise Cate Blanchett's performance, varying from flirtatious and humorous to passionate and driven.
Not an easy film to watch, but one that I cannot recommend highly enough.
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