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The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
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Gary Hart, a U.S. senator from Colorado, is the widely accepted front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. After losing the 1984 nomination to vice-president Walter Mondale, Hart decides to run for President of the United States. At one point during his campaign, against the will of his manager Bill Dixon, Hart challenges the press and public to "follow him around" while he's not campaigning on weekends. This proves to be a mistake when in 1987, photos of him and journalist Donna Rice are published by Miami Herald Reporters. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, Hart tries to fix his reputation at a news event concerning the affair but to no avail. Because of the consequences of his actions, Hart is disgraced, berated by Dixon, and forced to drop out of the campaign while his wife Oletha remains to be close with him. Donna also announces that she has personally denied sleeping with the now former senator..
Bill Burr noted in an interview how convincingly angry Hugh Jackman looked in one particular scene that it he instantly thought he was with Wolverine and initially felt genuine fear. Murphy can be seen dropping his notebook on the ground in response, which wasn't planned in the original script. This candid reaction was left in the final cut. See more »
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Like reading only the lead paragraph in a newspaper
This based-on-a-true-story drama seemed a little unfocused and unsure of itself. If one doesn't know the story of Gary Hart's downfall in 1988, he or she might leave this film not knowing much more than the basics. The movie could have taken the journalist angle, like that taken in All the President's Men - the digging, the investigating, the nuts-and-bolts of being a reporter. Or it could have focused on Hart as a good guy who made a bad decision. Or it could have looked a little more closely at the dynamic between him and his wife, or between him and his tireless staff. It tried to do all of these things but failed to accomplish any. Hugh Jackman is really terrific and has a strong supporting cast, but the character simply isn't explored sufficiently for the audience to really care or become invested in him. The result is that an interesting (for the time) scandal feels superficially treated. One wonders how strong the film would have been had it been able to contrast the Donna Rice scandal with any sex scandal of the past 10 years or so and explain why this one in particular is still relevant today.
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