“AN AC­CEPT­ABLE LOSS”

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A vet­eran of Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, played by Tika Sumpter (“Ride Along”), finds her­self with mul­ti­ple con­cerns in writer-di­rec­tor Joe Chap­pelle’s (“The Wire”) well-acted drama. Though the lead char­ac­ter isn’t specif­i­cally meant to be Con­doleezza Rice, it wouldn’t be too hard to make the leap that she was an in­spi­ra­tion here, since the woman in the tale is a col­lege pro­fes­sor and for­mer na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser. Fig­ures from her past – es­pe­cially the cur­rent U.S. pres­i­dent, played by an ex­cel­lent Jamie Lee Cur­tis – give her pre­sent-day wor­ries, as does a par­tic­u­larly cu­ri­ous grad­u­ate stu­dent (Ben Tavas­soli). Jeff Heph­ner, Clarke Peters, Rex Linn (“CSI: Mi­ami”) and David Ei­gen­berg (of “Chicago Fire,” which Chap­pelle of­ten di­rects) also ap­pear. ★★★ (R: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray and On De­mand)

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