Updated: Jul 5, 2018
"Lobbying is about foresight. About anticipating your opponent's moves and devising countermeasures. The winner plots one step ahead of the opposition. And plays her trump card just after they play theirs. It's about making sure you surprise them. And they don't surprise you." -Elizabeth Sloane, Miss Sloane
She done surprised me!
The shady world of politics wouldn't be complete without politicians, spin doctors, and lobbyists. Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. She always will do whatever is required to win. Her career and cunning are put to the test as she battles one her biggest opponents in her career thus far.
She had me gagged!
HAHA! Ms. Slone was like “YOU THOUGHT!”
Now, this was the political drama for the year! Miss Sloane had all the correct people, the right characters, and a perfect game to be played on the screen. It wasn’t twisty, but just like the plot, it was excellently calculated. Not only did they manage to keep the other characters in the dark but the audience as well, and that’s not easy to accomplish. Jessica Chastain held an excellent poker face and never let on what she planned for and what she didn’t(if anything).
Jessica Chastain stone, cold-hearted acting was perfect the role. The away she approached everything and everyone with this plastered blank face. I couldn’t tell what she was thinking and when her face did show emotion, I couldn’t tell if she was acting. Why don’t see her in more movies?
The debate between with Sloane and her ex-coworker had such a strong momentum that you knew either she was going to mess up or pull some mess. And what did she do? She pulled some mess. Not only is this one of the most exciting scenes it leads to one of the best exchanges in which Sloane talks about “crossing lines,” and how she doesn’t know when she crosses them. It a brilliant moment for Jessica, and an excellent showcase of the writing.
Honestly, this whole movie was written so carefully and shows you just enough to keep you captivated. It sets you up going in that no one can be trusted, and it delivers on that feeling until the end. In almost every line, Sloane tells you the ending. She tells you how this all plays out, and it’s not until the end that we all finally believe her.
Miss Sloane was a smart, well-written movie.
Though it was a good movie, an excellent political drama, it’s just one of those movies I wouldn't watch twice. Once you know what’s up, then there is no going back. To be honest, though the ride is intense it's just not enough to want to rewatch. And, that sucks because of it a ride that you want to go on again, but it just will never feel the same.
FLOOR OR DOOR?
Should it have been left on the cutting room floor or should you be running out the door to see it?
Miss Sloane is definitely a movie you should go out the door to see.