As a covert officer in the CIAs Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valeries husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores hi...more
As a covert officer in the CIAs Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valeries husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation to substantiate an alleged sale of enriched uranium from Niger. But when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy. less
“An impressive performance by Penn and Watts seems sufficient to engage you throughout the film.”
The movies as a regular watcher are only once in a while interesting to watch. And Director Doug Liman, of Fair Game has made his attempt to capture the interest of the people with another political thriller. It is an attempt to look at the life as either half glass full or half glass empty as per the viewers perception. Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn together for the first time, writer Jez Butterworth and screenplay writer John-Henry Butterworth of the plot have taken in to liking the interesting plot of the writers Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame of the famed books and made it into Polaroid.
The plot comprises of CIA Agent Naomi Watts, who plays Valerie Plame doing her potentially best to support the government she works for, and also validating the fact about the chances of American government entering a war with Iraq in mind. But as the fate has it with her, the government is only interested in promoting the chances and forcing another country into war. Her status as an undercover CIA agent is blown up by the White House officials, who discredit her husband Joseph Wilson played by Sean Penn, after he writes a book about a 2003 New York Times op-ed piece. Torn apart by the system she worked for, Plame decides to fight back and save her dignity. The cast is well selected Kudos to the writer and everyone contributes nicely to the plot, especially the Watts and Penn team bring in the best performances and deliver the best shots they can. The catch of the movie is that of Sean Penn dropping back to play second fiddle where as Watts taking the lead. We cant forget the MILK starrer Penn who was even appreciated with an Oscar Award for the role. Naomi Watts role of the iconic male lead makes her become a tough man where shes out at all hours, bringing home the pay and even being insensitive at times. Whereas, Penn shows her emotional side supporting his wife and gives his best to bring out the heart of the plot. But overall another impressive performance by both of them and a definite watch for everyone who appreciates Penn and Watts for their efforts to give in their best shot to this one.