MISS SLOANE (15)
MISS SLOANE (15)
Running time: 132 minutes
Director: John Madden
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Christine Baranski, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill
Synopsis: In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.
Director John Madden [Shakespeare in Love (1998); The Debt (2010); The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)] brings us this fast-paced, political thriller with a barnstorming and mesmerising central performance from Jessica Chastain [The Martian (2015); Interstellar (2014); A Most Violent Year (2014)] and a tense and intelligent script from Jonathan Perera.
Willing to bend the rules for her clients, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is one of the most sought-after lobbyists in Washington, D.C. When asked by gun lobbyists to help oppose a bill that regulates firearms, she instead joins a scrappy boutique firm that represents the backers of the anti-gun legislation. Her defiant stance and determination to win now makes her the target of powerful new enemies who threaten her career and the people she cares about.
This is a top-notch relevant thriller about corruption which is always gripping and involving; there is a stellar ensemble supporting cast but it’s really Jessica Chastain’s film.
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