Friday, September 28, 2012
Question: Is Richard Gere's character (a wheeling and dealing Hedge Fund magnate, celebrating his 60th birthday) a good guy whose luck has run out, or a bad guy whose misdeeds have caught up with him? Written, as well as Directed, by Nicolas Jarecki making best use of a marvelous cast including Susan Sarandon as Gere's wife and beautiful Brit Marling as his daughter (also his chief accountant), plus Tim Roth as an insistent detective (truly fine performance!) and Nate Parker (great acting) who is drawn into the drama to help our anti-hero by driving him out of a tough spot in the middle of the night. I am hopelessly fond of Richard Gere (still so handsome!) and certainly enjoyed this film. It's a drama, a mystery, and a showcase for the excellent talents of all concerned.