April 19, 2009

State of Play Movie Review

Rob and I went to see State of Play last night. Starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck. It seems like Russell Crowe is in most of my favorite movies, topping the list...Gladiator. State of Play was an excellent movie, a bit of a thriller that made me jump and cover my eyes a couple of times. Russell Crowe is a journalist for a major newspaper and Ben Affleck's character is a congressman, who was also a college roommate to Crowe. One of the research assistants to Ben Affleck's character was murdered in the beginning of the movie and the rest of the movie is trying to uncover who was behind it.

Helen Mirin played the editor of the newspaper and Robin Wright Penn plays Ben Affleck's wife. Both of these women are great performers and both were great additions to the movie. I wont go into the plot too much because there are alot of twists and turns and I don't want to give anything away. But you will want to take your thinking cap with you just to put it all together.

Not having anything to do with the script was the slightly odd choice of casting. All acted well, but Ben was an odd choice for the roll because he was so much younger than his college roomie and his wife. But like I said the movie was great, just an odd choice of casting.

I loved this movie, if you see it I hope you love it too!

Now, let's talk about Gladiator...did I already say that is my favorite movie? A couple favorite Maximus lines...

I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Good night and Good luck.
; )

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you wrote this post. Richard asked me if I wanted to go with him to this movie or if this one was a guy's night. You have convinced me that it is a date.

Thanks.

Jana