Fair Game (2010)

Here is an important movie making personal the effects of overreaching political power, namely the Bush/Cheney administration. Fair Game is the true story of CIA operative Valerie Plame who is outed by the administration when her recommendations are contrary to what the executive branch demands. By publicizing her name, her covert (and noble) operations put in jeopardy and she becomes a target of hawk Republicans.

The film is upsetting on multiple levels, but the most troubling is the fact that Mrs. Plame and her husband are not able to defend themselves in any arena. Top notch acting from Naomi Watts and Sean Penn.


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