A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Dee Rees

Writers:

Marco Villalobos (screenplay by), Dee Rees (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Elena McMahon
Ben Affleck ... Treat Morrison
Rosie Perez ... Alma Guerrero
Willem Dafoe ... Dick McMahon
Edi Gathegi ... Jones
Mel Rodriguez ... Barry Sedlow
Onata Aprile ... Cat McMahon
Toby Jones ... Paul Schuster
Carlos Leal ... Max Epperson aka Bob Weir
Ben Chase ... Max Berquist
Julian Gamble ... Secretary George Shultz
Robert Sedgwick ... Stuart James (as Rob Sedgwick)
Bill Kelly ... General Gus Sharp (as Billy Kelly)
David Vadim ... Buck Pearson
César Galindez César Galindez ... Red Truck Driver (as Cesar Galindez)
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A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, some violence, disturbing images and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Infamously noted as being the lowest rated (most disliked) movie on Netflix. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elena McMahon: Some real things have happened lately. First, I wanted to know who. Who chose money over life? Steel and lead over blood and spirit? Who was it overlooked... the living? Who let distance and basic difference decide whose man was left behind bleeding out, and whose men medevac'd to safety? Who the war pig? Who the profiteer? Who the cold heart? The vapid soul?
Elena McMahon: And second... Second, I wanted to know why.
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The teletype tape snippets in the closing credits spell out the person's name. See more »


Soundtracks

First Thing Monday Mornin'
Written by Gary Geld and Peter Udell
Performed by Purlie Orchestra with vocal by Purlie Ensemble
Courtesy of Sony Music Masterworks
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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....was a bad review but he got one
23 February 2020 | by tim-301-451819See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie because the trailer was great and it set the bar high. About a third of the way in I said to my wife, "what the hell is going on?" She didn't know either. Another third into the movie and I repeated the question, which went unanswered because my wife was asleep. Bored by the meandering plot lines that never seem to unite. So, I wasted a few hours of my life watching this but the good news is my wife got an hour or more of decent shut eye.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Thing He Wanted See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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