Wednesday, October 28, 2009

STATE OF PLAY

Screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, and Billy Ray
Directed by Kevin Macdonald

Russell Crowe
Ben Affleck
Rachel McAdams
Helen Mirren

Premiere date: April 17, 2009
PG-13 for some violence, language including sexual references, and brief drug content.

Cal McCaffrey is an old-school-style journalist working for the Washington Globe. He begins to investigate the death of a young woman who was the research assistant and mistress of his friend Stephen Collins, an ambitious congressman whose career is likely ruined when his affair is revealed. Joined by young political blogger Della Frye, Cal races against time and deadlines to solve the murder, which may be only a small part of a much larger crime.

2 comments:

Ciaran O'Brien said...

Saw a screening of this with a Q&A from Kevin Macdonald. He said he accidentally hired the guy from the Orange Adverts to be in it, because he watched the audition tapes on a tiny screen on a plane!

Alice said...

I didn't mind the film, but kept hearing the original BBC series is far superior. So what did I do? Bought the series for my brother's birthday - that's a bowling ball engraved with 'Homer' if ever I saw one!!

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