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Miss Sloane (2016)

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In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

Director:

John Madden

Writer:

Jonathan Perera
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Madeline Elizabeth Sloane
David Wilson Barnes ... Daniel Posner
John Lithgow ... Senator Ronald Sperling
Alison Pill ... Jane Molloy
Aaron Hale Aaron Hale ... Spencer
Al Mukadam ... Ross
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Pat Connors
Douglas Smith ... Alex
Grace Lynn Kung ... Lauren
Noah Robbins ... Franklin
Chuck Shamata ... Bill Sanford
Sam Waterston ... George Dupont
Raoul Bhaneja ... R. M. Dutton
Andrew Moodie Andrew Moodie ... Doctor (voice)
Mark Strong ... Rodolfo Schmidt
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Storyline

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price. Written by EuropaCorp

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Make sure you surprise them

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sola contra el poder See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,797, 27 November 2016

Gross USA:

$3,500,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,101,546
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It's reported that Steven Spielberg was a fan of the script and considered directing the project before John Madden was hired. It was ultimately decided that Spielberg's availability was too far out to serve the expectations of the production. See more »

Goofs

(45:55) At Peterson Wyatt, where all lobbyists are now gathered, Elizabeth asks for "arguments and rebuttals". Alex then starts writing on a board the first four letters of "National Register". The camera switches to Elizabeth speaking, then, when camera returns to Alex, the size and position of the writing are clearly different : bigger and more to the left. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Sloane: Ramirez, how many TEC-9s do you own again?
Ramirez: Enough to defend my property. Plus two more to piss off the lefties.
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Soundtracks

Drift Away
Music by Emma Smith (as Emma Elizabeth Smith), Guy Barker (as Guy Jeffrey Barker)
(p) & © Bruton Music Ltd
With Courtesy of Universal Publishing Production Music France
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Ignore all the 1-star comments!
14 December 2016 | by janenicoleSee all my reviews

The main reason I'm posting a review is to counter all the 1-star reviews left by pro-gun advocates who obviously have not seen the movie. I saw it last night and it is *not* about the gun lobby, although that's part of the story. In fact, the movie does a good job portraying both sides of the argument.

About the movie. I liked it and thought it had depth and raised a lot of questions about power, greed, corruption, the weakness of some of our laws, means vs. ends, and the motivations of some of the country's movers and shakers and elected representatives. I plan to see it again. It also brings up the question about males vs. females in high power jobs. Men who act one way are called leaders, women who act that same way are called ice queens or something like that. For example, I'm sure there has been a lot of discomfort over her, er, sex life when I don't think audiences would have had the same discomfort if it had been a male lead.

On the downside, I thought it was a bit "over the top" at times and I just didn't buy into some of the motivations or plotting, but what do I know about power politics in Washington?


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