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
Star Naomi Watts believes that the personal struggle of the Wilsons (Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame Wilson) would touch audiences as much as it did her. Watts said: "I hope that Valerie and Joe's story will move people. It's a testament to them both that their marriage survived despite the level of scrutiny they were put under." See more »
Several scenes in the film feature Pepsi cans featuring the logo that was introduced in 2008. Since this film takes place in 2002-2003, the older logo would have appeared on the cans. See more »
[arriving at Kuala Lumpur airport]
Jessica McDowell, Gnosos Chemicals.
When do you leave Kuala Lumpur, Miss McDowell?
I fly to Taiwan Tuesday, then back to Düsseldorf.
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In the closing credits, the last names of some of the characters (Hafiz, Jack, Bill, Dr. Zahraa, Paul, Ali, Hammad, Beth and Pete) are redacted. See more »
According to Decider.com, the changes in the 2018 director's cut are:
-The new version runs 1 hour and 54 minutes to the original's 1 hour and 48 minutes
The Director's Cut shows Plame leading a quiet raid on a shipping facility in order to intercept a detonator
A scene where Wilson expresses his frustration and fear that he can't know where Plame is being sent or whether she's okay
A short scene airs after a clip of Bush giving his State of the Union speech where he alluded to Iraq's use of uranium, where we see Iraq at dusk, peaceful, before the U.S. shock-and-awe bombing began
An extended scene between Plame and her friend Diana (Brooke Smith) after Plame's cover has been blown
An extension of a scene where Plame and Wilson argue in their kitchen
A scene where Joe is harassed at a restaurant and he yells back at the woman is trimmed up a bit
A closing montage of Wilson speaking at various college lectures is re-edited
The final scene of Naomi Watts as Plame testifying before Congress has been swapped for different shots
The postscript: "In 2018 President Trump gave Libby a full pardon."
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it...
First of all: I'm not an American, so I have no interest in any of the left wing vs right wing political immaturity that goes on there. And since I'm being honest: if this film was a work of fiction - it wouldn't have been that great, maybe a 6/10 IMDb rating.
What makes this film absolutely mind blowing is that this stuff actually happened. Wow! You can argue the little details if you wish, but the bulk of this is public record and you're not kidding anyone. This gets an 8/10 on IMDb from me because it's non-fiction and it's a very very important story.
The war in Iraq was a crime and the guilty should be required to watch this movie, a few times. How many thousands of lives could have been saved? Feel shame and learn from your mistakes. Get mad! Don't ever be fooled like this again!!!
Frankly this movie should be shown in schools for the next 100 years - it should be considered required viewing in History classes. I think it's important that this little piece of the past is not swept under the rug anytime soon. I praise the makers of this film, I praise Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame.
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it - so cherish this 108 minute reminder of America's greatest mistake.
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