Movie Review — Fair Game

No movie should be made based on true events if those events took place less than fifteen years ago.  Having said that, I think you can guess how I felt about Fair Game.  The film is based on the CIA leak of Valerie Plame, and I can’t say I know any more information about the story after watching the film than I did before I watched it.  Now for my next movie rule — Don’t show clips of real-life people during a movie.  If Naomi Watts is playing Valerie Plame, then there should be another actor playing George Bush.  But playing clips of Bush in a movie makes me think I should just stay home and watch C-Span instead.  The entire movie felt like a boring documentary.  Sure Sean Penn is great, but his acting chops alone don’t warrant the insane movie ticket price I paid.