Fair Game

Fair Game

DVD - 2011
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A suspense-filled glimpse into the dark corridors of political power, and a riveting action-thriller based on the autobiography of real-life undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose career was destroyed and marriage strained to its limits when her covert identity was exposed.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Seville Pictures, [2011]
Branch Call Number: DVD FAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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SandraLH
Jun 17, 2017

Riveting portrayal of real-life story of how several in our government turned on a good female CIA agent and ruined her career and turned her life and and her family's life upside down because her husband, a journalist, told the truth in an article during the time of the Bush administration's search for "weapons of mass destruction" that did not exist. These actions resulted in the disappearance and possible death of people in other countries with whom the agent had on-going missions. It was unfortunate that her husband didn't seriously consider how his actions might affect his wife's career and their lives before selfishly forging ahead and publishing his article to justify himself. However, the Wilsons did eventually persevere and the truth eventually came out after an official investigation. Real shame there are so many evil people in power in our government.

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gillythebetter
Jul 24, 2016

Starting as a spy thriller, it turns to focusing on life inside a media storm in Washington. The special feature is commentary by Plame and Wilson. I watched/listened to the whole thing again. Very interesting stuff.

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Twiggzette
Mar 16, 2016

Typical ultra-lib Hollywood garbage written by ideologically and politically challenged idiots. You can take all of the brains in Hollywood, cook them down into a DNA soup, and still not have enough intelligence to do anything really useful in the world.

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Monolith
Aug 06, 2015

I was shocked at the bonehead move journalist hubby made in being discreet w/wifey's career/identity at stake...

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rp3276
May 24, 2015

Hated it. Typical Sean Penn antigovernment movie. It was not for me......

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peasworth
Mar 02, 2015

I dont know, but I think there was some speculative creative license used to encourage me to sympathize with the main characters. To see first hand the consequences to foreign citizens and their families for revealing an undercover operative.
However, I didnt need that to know that what was done was done in spite. And regardless of the consequences it was illegal and childish. And connecting these actions to top officials in the White house... well that makes for good plot enough.
I say: "it's a keeper"

Solid entertainment showing the evils of the Cheney/Bush era. Penn even does a decent job of acting for the first time since snowman.

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oldsteratthisstuff
Apr 09, 2014

This was a very good movie that exposes the truth about our government. Sean Penn character, Ambassador Joe Wilson, challenges the news that was coming out of the White House that Sadaam had weapons of mass destruction, when in fact he didn't. I also noticed that the Wilsons neighbors debating about the war, were so adamant that the government was right in what they were doing. But that the problem: Most working class Americans don't know what they are talking about when it comes to politics, religion or the rights of others diverse people. It was too bad that the government had to smear the Wilsons good name but in the end, the truth came out that the government, not the Wilsons, was the bad guy.

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LatteCathy
Apr 08, 2014

DVD is so badly scratched that it can not be played.
Very disappointing.

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jds1
Apr 06, 2014

Good movie, worth a watch. Based on true events and still entertaining. Good ole USA always at the top of the power pyramid and a look at what they will do to stay there. Saddam was a tyrant, but...lying just to start a war? But I am sure a lot worse happens in the name of "peace".
Again, good movie.

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