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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - SR

Jes­sica Chastain holds up this movie, di­rected by English­man John Mad­den ( Shake­speare in Love), with a com­mand­ing per­for­mance as a dom­i­nant yet vul­ner­a­ble woman. We’re in Wash­ing­ton, where El­iz­a­beth Sloane is a for­mi­da­ble spe­cial­in­ter­est lob­by­ist. Miss Sloane raises im­por­tant is­sues but loses fo­cus. The film is over­writ­ten in an Aaron Sorkin kind of way (as it hap­pens, two of Sorkin’s The News­room stars, Sam Water­ston and Ali­son Pill, are in the cast). But it’s worth watch­ing for Chastain.

Away This Syd­ney Theatre Com­pany and Malt­house Theatre

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