Jun. 9th, 2009

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Amanda and I went to State of Play this evening.

I won't bore you with a proper review - there are those on my flist who are far better qualified to do those - but suffice to say that it was easily the best film I've seen in ages.

It was a smart, sophisticated thriller - unlike most political thrillers it had at least a plausible plot, no hideously overblown villains, and the main character (a journalist) wasn't also given a background as a navy SEAL just to make spiced up action sequences possible, for a change.

Great performances from the leads - Crowe was excellent and Afflect was very good, as was Rachel McAdams.

And I wish I had Helen Mirren as my managing editor.

Awesome film, all in all.

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