All’s fair in love and war
FAIR GAME (12A)
Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Bruce McGill, Brooke Smith.
CIA operations officer Valerie Plame was caught in the eye of a media storm after her own government had seemingly blown her cover to discredit her husband, who was highly critical of the Bush administration’s stand on the Iraq War. Plame endured trial by media and she and her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, chronicled their ordeal in separate books. Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity and Mr & Mrs Smith, relives the fraught period. Fair Game is a gripping snapshot of the events leading up to the war in Iraq. The knot in our stomachs tightens with each passing frame as Valerie and Joe witness events spiralling out of control before them, and the terrible price they must pay. Watts and Penn deliver riveting, impassioned performances. FAMILY WATCH: Swearing, No Sex, No Violence.